Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 5.3% higher than in Cebu (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 19.1% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Manila are 65.5% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 18.6% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 3.4% lower than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 31.0% higher than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 175.00 ₱ 225.00 ₱      +28.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,282.47 ₱ 1,600.00 ₱      +24.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 180.00 ₱ 200.00 ₱      +11.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 80.00 ₱ 73.00 ₱      -8.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 135.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      -11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 159.38 ₱ 170.43 ₱      +6.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 31.67 ₱ 56.00 ₱      +76.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 20.78 ₱ 26.00 ₱      +25.1 %
Markets
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 358.95 ₱ 363.13 ₱      +1.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 54.23 ₱ 65.03 ₱      +19.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 21.27 ₱ 23.14 ₱      +8.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 97.04 ₱ 102.17 ₱      +5.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 215.46 ₱ 169.38 ₱      -21.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 108.56 ₱ 111.33 ₱      +2.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 154.47 ₱ 181.37 ₱      +17.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 89.88 ₱ 71.26 ₱      -20.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 29.69 ₱ 37.12 ₱      +25.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 105.98 ₱ 75.32 ₱      -28.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 43.09 ₱ 38.13 ₱      -11.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 44.75 ₱ 49.13 ₱      +9.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 55.57 ₱ 47.34 ₱      -14.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 64.29 ₱ 78.44 ₱      +22.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 31.25 ₱ 37.10 ₱      +18.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 390.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      +28.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 64.83 ₱ 64.66 ₱      -0.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 116.11 ₱ 94.96 ₱      -18.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 ₱ 145.00 ₱      +20.8 %
Transportation
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.50 ₱ 30.00 ₱      +185.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 436.78 ₱ 670.80 ₱      +53.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱ 40.00 ₱      0.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22.13 ₱ 21.73 ₱      -1.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      -20.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 275.18 ₱ 290.53 ₱      +5.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,435,500.00 ₱ 1,300,000.00 ₱      -9.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 925,750.00 ₱ 1,023,888.89 ₱      +10.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,244.58 ₱ 5,863.99 ₱      +38.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.00 ₱ 8.14 ₱      +1.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,448.08 ₱ 2,152.07 ₱      -12.1 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,850.00 ₱ 2,863.64 ₱      +54.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 462.50 ₱ 328.75 ₱      -28.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ₱ 330.00 ₱      +32.0 %
Childcare
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,979.17 ₱ 14,416.67 ₱      +141.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 132,500.00 ₱ 700,000.00 ₱      +428.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,200.00 ₱ 2,400.00 ₱      +9.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,187.50 ₱ 1,668.75 ₱      +40.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,687.50 ₱ 4,047.06 ₱      +9.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,375.00 ₱ 3,910.00 ₱      +15.9 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 28,125.00 ₱ 30,509.37 ₱      +8.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 14,000.00 ₱ 15,588.24 ₱      +11.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 43,375.00 ₱ 98,571.43 ₱      +127.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,375.00 ₱ 43,812.50 ₱      +54.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,464.33 ₱ 20,245.52 ₱      +9.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,818.04 ₱ 14,376.63 ₱      +410.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,333.33 ₱ 23,926.32 ₱      +56.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.67 8.11      +5.7 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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