Cost of Living Comparison Between Manila and Cebu 

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Consumer Prices in Cebu are 4.5% lower than in Manila (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cebu are 14.5% lower than in Manila
Rent Prices in Cebu are 42.5% lower than in Manila
Restaurant Prices in Cebu are 26.1% lower than in Manila
Groceries Prices in Cebu are 0.5% higher than in Manila
Local Purchasing Power in Cebu is 12.8% lower than in Manila
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Restaurants
Manila Edit Cebu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 300.00 ₱ 200.00 ₱      -33.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,750.00 ₱ 1,100.00 ₱      -37.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 ₱ 200.00 ₱      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ₱ 82.50 ₱      +17.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 130.00 ₱ 170.00 ₱      +30.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 170.40 ₱ 149.87 ₱      -12.0 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 54.86 ₱ 42.12 ₱      -23.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 32.45 ₱ 31.12 ₱      -4.1 %
Markets
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 393.93 ₱ 393.45 ₱      -0.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 70.08 ₱ 66.34 ₱      -5.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 25.17 ₱ 25.17 ₱      +0.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 119.94 ₱ 118.67 ₱      -1.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 205.69 ₱ 244.94 ₱      +19.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 131.52 ₱ 133.70 ₱      +1.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 213.58 ₱ 189.56 ₱      -11.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 83.46 ₱ 86.94 ₱      +4.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 45.68 ₱ 33.50 ₱      -26.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 88.22 ₱ 113.04 ₱      +28.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 53.52 ₱ 50.18 ₱      -6.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 62.11 ₱ 54.43 ₱      -12.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 76.20 ₱ 98.66 ₱      +29.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 88.10 ₱ 60.00 ₱      -31.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 43.92 ₱ 40.86 ₱      -7.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 ₱ 400.00 ₱      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 77.32 ₱ 69.26 ₱      -10.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 87.95 ₱ 133.33 ₱      +51.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 167.50 ₱ 150.00 ₱      -10.4 %
Transportation
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 ₱ 14.00 ₱      -53.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 ₱ 850.00 ₱      +70.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 45.00 ₱ 42.00 ₱      -6.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.73 ₱ 23.34 ₱      +7.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 145.00 ₱ 150.00 ₱      +3.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 248.26 ₱ 260.28 ₱      +4.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,400,000.00 ₱ 1,700,000.00 ₱      +21.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,157,142.86 ₱ 1,058,500.00 ₱      -8.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,174.31 ₱ 6,339.29 ₱      -11.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 1,868.69 ₱ 2,166.00 ₱      +15.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,646.36 ₱ 1,962.12 ₱      +19.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,280.00 ₱ 1,560.00 ₱      -31.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 380.00 ₱ 316.67 ₱      -16.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 375.00 ₱ 250.00 ₱      -33.3 %
Childcare
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 26,229.17 ₱ 12,541.67 ₱      -52.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 828,571.43 ₱ 212,500.00 ₱      -74.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,076.47 ₱ 2,542.86 ₱      +22.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,714.29 ₱ 1,366.67 ₱      -20.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,468.75 ₱ 4,000.00 ₱      -10.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,166.67 ₱ 3,583.33 ₱      -14.0 %
Rent Per Month
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 26,679.94 ₱ 27,857.14 ₱      +4.4 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 13,857.14 ₱ 13,000.00 ₱      -6.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 89,166.67 ₱ 32,000.00 ₱      -64.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 35,357.14 ₱ 22,000.00 ₱      -37.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 21,109.46 ₱ 18,339.61 ₱      -13.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 15,019.20 ₱ 6,537.57 ₱      -56.5 %
Salaries And Financing
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 29,672.23 ₱ 22,121.38 ₱      -25.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.54 7.67      +1.6 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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