Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 1.0% higher than in Cebu (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 13.0% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Manila are 66.5% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 15.8% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 1.5% lower than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 20.2% higher than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 242.50 ₱ 260.00 ₱      +7.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,100.00 ₱ 1,500.00 ₱      +36.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ₱ 250.00 ₱      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 82.50 ₱ 70.00 ₱      -15.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 170.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      -29.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 149.61 ₱ 169.17 ₱      +13.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 41.96 ₱ 54.42 ₱      +29.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 28.32 ₱ 26.91 ₱      -5.0 %
Markets
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 385.48 ₱ 392.63 ₱      +1.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 66.34 ₱ 70.49 ₱      +6.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 24.04 ₱ 24.99 ₱      +3.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 118.67 ₱ 121.08 ₱      +2.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 244.94 ₱ 181.51 ₱      -25.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 133.70 ₱ 131.52 ₱      -1.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 189.56 ₱ 208.61 ₱      +10.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 86.94 ₱ 84.19 ₱      -3.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 32.15 ₱ 44.94 ₱      +39.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 113.04 ₱ 88.06 ₱      -22.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 50.18 ₱ 52.61 ₱      +4.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 54.43 ₱ 62.27 ₱      +14.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 98.66 ₱ 77.54 ₱      -21.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 60.00 ₱ 83.67 ₱      +39.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 40.86 ₱ 47.67 ₱      +16.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      +25.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 69.26 ₱ 76.01 ₱      +9.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 133.33 ₱ 89.39 ₱      -33.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ₱ 170.00 ₱      +13.3 %
Transportation
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 14.00 ₱ 30.00 ₱      +114.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 850.00 ₱ 582.30 ₱      -31.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 42.00 ₱ 45.00 ₱      +7.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 23.34 ₱ 21.73 ₱      -6.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 ₱ 145.00 ₱      -3.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 265.01 ₱ 251.96 ₱      -4.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,700,000.00 ₱ 1,400,000.00 ₱      -17.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,058,500.00 ₱ 1,157,142.86 ₱      +9.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,082.14 ₱ 7,188.52 ₱      +18.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2,299.20 ₱ 1,890.36 ₱      -17.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,170.68 ₱ 1,637.27 ₱      -24.6 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,716.67 ₱ 2,264.29 ₱      +31.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 362.50 ₱ 338.33 ₱      -6.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ₱ 360.00 ₱      +44.0 %
Childcare
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,979.17 ₱ 31,229.17 ₱      +422.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 132,500.00 ₱ 828,571.43 ₱      +525.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,542.86 ₱ 1,987.50 ₱      -21.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,366.67 ₱ 1,730.77 ₱      +26.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,000.00 ₱ 4,343.75 ₱      +8.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,583.33 ₱ 3,909.09 ₱      +9.1 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 27,500.00 ₱ 27,887.40 ₱      +1.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,000.00 ₱ 13,857.14 ₱      -1.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 35,000.00 ₱ 89,166.67 ₱      +154.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 23,666.67 ₱ 35,857.14 ₱      +51.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,339.61 ₱ 21,109.46 ₱      +15.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,537.57 ₱ 15,019.20 ₱      +129.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,121.38 ₱ 30,055.25 ₱      +35.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.67 7.59      -1.0 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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