Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 2.66% lower than in Cebu (without rent)
Rent Prices in Manila are 76.59% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 2.25% lower than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 11.40% lower than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 13.73% lower than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 180.00 ₱ 150.00 ₱      -16.67 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ₱ 1,000.00 ₱      0.00 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 ₱ 150.00 ₱      0.00 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 55.00 ₱ 80.00 ₱      +45.45 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 ₱ 130.00 ₱      +30.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 127.31 ₱ 128.54 ₱      +0.97 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 41.15 ₱ 35.61 ₱      -13.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 23.53 ₱ 21.28 ₱      -9.58 %
Markets
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 334.84 ₱ 336.52 ₱      +0.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 59.53 ₱ 55.49 ₱      -6.78 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.08 ₱ 23.33 ₱      -6.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 88.18 ₱ 95.73 ₱      +8.57 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 166.32 ₱ 145.86 ₱      -12.30 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 102.21 ₱ 90.63 ₱      -11.33 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 191.54 ₱ 140.96 ₱      -26.41 %
Apples (1 lb) 65.32 ₱ 61.34 ₱      -6.08 %
Banana (1 lb) 41.47 ₱ 37.30 ₱      -10.07 %
Oranges (1 lb) 90.72 ₱ 58.39 ₱      -35.63 %
Tomato (1 lb) 45.36 ₱ 38.38 ₱      -15.39 %
Potato (1 lb) 45.96 ₱ 43.82 ₱      -4.66 %
Onion (1 lb) 48.76 ₱ 43.52 ₱      -10.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 75.00 ₱ 75.35 ₱      +0.46 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.00 ₱ 37.54 ₱      +25.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 350.00 ₱ 400.00 ₱      +14.29 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 54.99 ₱ 57.41 ₱      +4.40 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 107.14 ₱ 90.83 ₱      -15.22 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 100.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      +20.00 %
Transportation
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 9.00 ₱ 20.00 ₱      +122.22 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 385.06 ₱ 686.33 ₱      +78.24 %
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) 191.40 ₱ 193.84 ₱      +1.27 %
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 ₱ 980,500.00 ₱      +5.91 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,354.71 ₱ 6,410.49 ₱      +0.88 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.43 ₱ 7.62 ₱      +2.64 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,364.74 ₱ 2,645.58 ₱      +11.88 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,808.33 ₱ 2,527.23 ₱      +39.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 450.00 ₱ 312.50 ₱      -30.56 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 270.00 ₱ 300.00 ₱      +11.11 %
Childcare
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,375.00 ₱ 10,252.19 ₱      +134.34 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 285,000.00 ₱ 438,792.20 ₱      +53.96 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,300.00 ₱ 2,399.71 ₱      +4.34 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,070.01 ₱ 1,561.36 ₱      +45.92 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,800.00 ₱ 4,249.77 ₱      +11.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,000.00 ₱ 4,227.27 ₱      +40.91 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 23,504.16 ₱ 33,394.42 ₱      +42.08 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,803.07 ₱ 16,200.00 ₱      +9.44 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 45,083.33 ₱ 106,470.59 ₱      +136.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 26,573.58 ₱ 38,125.00 ₱      +43.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,145.95 ₱ 14,658.66 ₱      +31.52 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,710.49 ₱ 9,464.42 ₱      +100.92 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu[ Edit ] Manila[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,094.27 ₱ 18,071.70 ₱      -0.12 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.67 7.88      -18.53 %
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