Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 3.25% higher than in Cebu (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 22.16% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Manila are 80.97% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 5.76% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 0.55% lower than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 8.14% lower than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 180.00 ₱ 200.00 ₱      +11.11 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,100.00 ₱ 1,200.00 ₱      +9.09 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 180.00 ₱ 150.00 ₱      -16.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 ₱ 88.00 ₱      +17.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      +20.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 125.67 ₱ 123.86 ₱      -1.43 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 37.69 ₱ 39.46 ₱      +4.68 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 25.94 ₱ 24.70 ₱      -4.77 %
Markets
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 346.39 ₱ 332.26 ₱      -4.08 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 57.99 ₱ 56.89 ₱      -1.91 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.98 ₱ 23.44 ₱      -2.27 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 90.41 ₱ 96.88 ₱      +7.16 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 172.37 ₱ 140.99 ₱      -18.20 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 95.46 ₱ 93.55 ₱      -1.99 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 184.61 ₱ 150.38 ₱      -18.54 %
Apples (1 lb) 60.48 ₱ 62.03 ₱      +2.57 %
Banana (1 lb) 39.12 ₱ 38.76 ₱      -0.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 54.43 ₱ 62.79 ₱      +15.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 39.69 ₱ 41.97 ₱      +5.75 %
Potato (1 lb) 45.96 ₱ 48.78 ₱      +6.12 %
Onion (1 lb) 51.79 ₱ 45.76 ₱      -11.64 %
Lettuce (1 head) 66.00 ₱ 77.09 ₱      +16.80 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.00 ₱ 39.11 ₱      +30.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 380.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      +31.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 53.31 ₱ 58.95 ₱      +10.59 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.71 ₱ 93.08 ₱      -22.89 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 105.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      +14.29 %
Transportation
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ₱ 25.00 ₱      +150.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 382.25 ₱ 678.50 ₱      +77.50 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱ 40.00 ₱      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.73 ₱ 21.73 ₱      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      +0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 196.01 ₱ 191.48 ₱      -2.31 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,350,000.00 ₱ 1,300,000.00 ₱      -3.70 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 925,750.00 ₱ 1,057,666.67 ₱      +14.25 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,944.18 ₱ 5,663.89 ₱      +14.56 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.62 ₱ 7.35 ₱      -3.57 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,405.71 ₱ 2,473.70 ₱      +2.83 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,009.09 ₱ 2,561.86 ₱      +27.51 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 450.00 ₱ 296.67 ₱      -34.07 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 285.00 ₱ 300.00 ₱      +5.26 %
Childcare
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,375.00 ₱ 10,296.30 ₱      +135.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 285,000.00 ₱ 514,583.33 ₱      +80.56 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,475.00 ₱ 2,167.55 ₱      -12.42 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,288.89 ₱ 1,471.05 ₱      +14.13 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,818.18 ₱ 4,208.70 ₱      +10.23 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,055.56 ₱ 4,222.22 ₱      +38.18 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 23,333.33 ₱ 33,217.61 ₱      +42.36 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,888.89 ₱ 16,900.00 ₱      +21.68 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 47,200.00 ₱ 108,750.00 ₱      +130.40 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,230.77 ₱ 45,000.00 ₱      +59.40 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,145.95 ₱ 15,443.10 ₱      +38.55 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,710.49 ₱ 10,675.58 ₱      +126.63 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,833.33 ₱ 18,888.89 ₱      +12.21 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.67 8.06      -24.41 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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