Cost of Living Comparison Between Cebu and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 5.57% higher than in Cebu (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 20.09% higher than in Cebu
Rent Prices in Manila are 65.44% higher than in Cebu
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 15.33% higher than in Cebu
Groceries Prices in Manila are 6.10% lower than in Cebu
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 35.24% higher than in Cebu
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Restaurants
Cebu Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 150.00 ₱ 200.00 ₱      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,310.94 ₱ 1,400.00 ₱      +6.79 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 180.00 ₱ 200.00 ₱      +11.11 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 75.00 ₱ 76.00 ₱      +1.33 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 100.00 ₱ 115.00 ₱      +15.00 %
Cappuccino (regular) 143.75 ₱ 156.43 ₱      +8.82 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 30.00 ₱ 61.62 ₱      +105.40 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 24.38 ₱ 34.46 ₱      +41.37 %
Markets
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 338.82 ₱ 337.91 ₱      -0.27 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.67 ₱ 61.46 ₱      +21.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 21.38 ₱ 22.17 ₱      +3.71 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 88.71 ₱ 91.50 ₱      +3.14 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 250.99 ₱ 130.72 ₱      -47.92 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 98.48 ₱ 100.55 ₱      +2.10 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 169.45 ₱ 170.10 ₱      +0.38 %
Apples (1 lb) 71.73 ₱ 66.28 ₱      -7.60 %
Banana (1 lb) 34.68 ₱ 36.01 ₱      +3.82 %
Oranges (1 lb) 82.92 ₱ 74.22 ₱      -10.49 %
Tomato (1 lb) 40.07 ₱ 32.96 ₱      -17.74 %
Potato (1 lb) 44.58 ₱ 44.10 ₱      -1.08 %
Onion (1 lb) 46.33 ₱ 41.58 ₱      -10.26 %
Lettuce (1 head) 61.67 ₱ 80.67 ₱      +30.81 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.33 ₱ 36.64 ₱      +29.30 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 380.00 ₱ 500.00 ₱      +31.58 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 58.26 ₱ 58.53 ₱      +0.46 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 119.38 ₱ 90.56 ₱      -24.14 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 ₱ 140.00 ₱      +16.67 %
Transportation
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ₱ 30.00 ₱      +200.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 419.50 ₱ 664.59 ₱      +58.42 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱ 40.00 ₱      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.32 ₱ 22.53 ₱      +5.66 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 125.55 ₱ 120.00 ₱      -4.42 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 269.93 ₱ 268.84 ₱      -0.41 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,035,500.00 ₱ 1,300,000.00 ₱      +25.54 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 925,750.00 ₱ 1,085,000.00 ₱      +17.20 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,249.39 ₱ 5,553.62 ₱      +30.69 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.62 ₱ 8.35 ₱      +9.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,312.50 ₱ 2,293.69 ₱      -0.81 %
Sports And Leisure
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,757.14 ₱ 2,562.50 ₱      +45.83 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 450.00 ₱ 322.50 ₱      -28.33 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ₱ 300.00 ₱      +20.00 %
Childcare
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,541.67 ₱ 13,229.17 ₱      +138.72 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 130,000.00 ₱ 587,500.00 ₱      +351.92 %
Clothing And Shoes
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,187.50 ₱ 2,281.82 ₱      +4.31 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,287.50 ₱ 1,509.09 ₱      +17.21 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,437.50 ₱ 3,907.69 ₱      +13.68 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,428.57 ₱ 3,350.00 ₱      -2.29 %
Rent Per Month
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 27,500.00 ₱ 30,916.67 ₱      +12.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,166.67 ₱ 15,666.67 ₱      +18.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 44,625.00 ₱ 101,000.00 ₱      +126.33 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,000.00 ₱ 41,500.00 ₱      +43.10 %
Buy Apartment Price
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,610.85 ₱ 18,545.01 ₱      +59.72 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,989.20 ₱ 13,687.55 ₱      +174.34 %
Salaries And Financing
Cebu Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,500.00 ₱ 23,550.00 ₱      +62.41 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.25 7.88      -23.17 %
Last update: May 2022May 2022
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