Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Cost of Living in Manila is 11.2% higher than in Cebu (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Manila is 23.8% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Manila are 85.0% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 19.3% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 10.6% higher than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 10.5% higher than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 225.00 ₱ 300.00 ₱      +33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 ₱ 1,500.00 ₱      +25.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 190.00 ₱ 250.00 ₱      +31.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 82.50 ₱ 75.00 ₱      -9.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 135.00 ₱ 140.00 ₱      +3.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 154.17 ₱ 162.80 ₱      +5.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 49.25 ₱ 52.17 ₱      +5.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 31.71 ₱ 29.30 ₱      -7.6 %
Markets
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 408.61 ₱ 396.91 ₱      -2.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 66.34 ₱ 71.06 ₱      +7.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.89 ₱ 24.86 ₱      -0.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 118.67 ₱ 122.48 ₱      +3.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 244.94 ₱ 268.79 ₱      +9.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 133.70 ₱ 135.44 ₱      +1.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 181.44 ₱ 229.75 ₱      +26.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 81.65 ₱ 87.24 ₱      +6.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 33.50 ₱ 47.29 ₱      +41.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 88.31 ₱ 87.63 ₱      -0.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 51.03 ₱ 58.68 ₱      +15.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 61.56 ₱ 66.55 ₱      +8.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 98.66 ₱ 90.93 ₱      -7.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 60.00 ₱ 95.44 ₱      +59.1 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 40.86 ₱ 49.77 ₱      +21.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 72.20 ₱ 82.91 ₱      +14.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 134.00 ₱ 104.75 ₱      -21.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ₱ 180.00 ₱      +20.0 %
Transportation
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 ₱ 34.00 ₱      +126.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 850.00 ₱ 582.30 ₱      -31.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 43.00 ₱ 45.00 ₱      +4.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22.53 ₱ 23.34 ₱      +3.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 ₱ 145.00 ₱      -3.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 252.97 ₱ 244.06 ₱      -3.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,700,000.00 ₱ 1,500,000.00 ₱      -11.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,058,500.00 ₱ 1,154,375.00 ₱      +9.1 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,234.38 ₱ 7,714.93 ₱      +23.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2,166.00 ₱ 1,676.46 ₱      -22.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,976.88 ₱ 1,674.71 ₱      -15.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,500.00 ₱ 2,391.67 ₱      +59.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 216.67 ₱ 350.00 ₱      +61.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 ₱ 410.00 ₱      +36.7 %
Childcare
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 12,541.67 ₱ 24,972.22 ₱      +99.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 212,500.00 ₱ 828,571.43 ₱      +289.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,542.86 ₱ 2,038.38 ₱      -19.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,366.67 ₱ 1,633.25 ₱      +19.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,000.00 ₱ 4,392.23 ₱      +9.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,583.33 ₱ 3,722.11 ₱      +3.9 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 27,857.14 ₱ 27,484.73 ₱      -1.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,800.00 ₱ 14,249.92 ₱      +3.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 34,166.67 ₱ 94,615.31 ₱      +176.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 22,000.00 ₱ 44,666.58 ₱      +103.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,339.61 ₱ 21,274.62 ₱      +16.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,537.57 ₱ 14,678.56 ₱      +124.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,121.38 ₱ 30,263.58 ₱      +36.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.67 8.05      +5.0 %
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