Cost of Living Comparison Between Manila and Cebu 

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Consumer Prices in Cebu are 2.77% lower than in Manila (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Cebu are 17.21% lower than in Manila
Rent Prices in Cebu are 44.09% lower than in Manila
Restaurant Prices in Cebu are 6.54% lower than in Manila
Groceries Prices in Cebu are 3.42% higher than in Manila
Local Purchasing Power in Cebu is 11.07% higher than in Manila
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Restaurants
Manila Edit Cebu Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 190.00 ₱ 180.00 ₱      -5.26 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,200.00 ₱ 1,000.00 ₱      -16.67 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 ₱ 182.50 ₱      +21.67 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 83.00 ₱ 70.00 ₱      -15.66 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 120.00 ₱ 100.00 ₱      -16.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 122.05 ₱ 125.36 ₱      +2.71 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 36.98 ₱ 38.46 ₱      +4.01 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 22.30 ₱ 25.87 ₱      +15.99 %
Markets
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 339.97 ₱ 338.28 ₱      -0.50 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 56.01 ₱ 58.48 ₱      +4.42 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.44 ₱ 24.21 ₱      +3.33 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 95.39 ₱ 89.43 ₱      -6.25 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 141.00 ₱ 172.37 ₱      +22.24 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 91.57 ₱ 97.18 ₱      +6.12 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 146.55 ₱ 193.48 ₱      +32.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 61.88 ₱ 60.48 ₱      -2.27 %
Banana (1 lb) 38.79 ₱ 39.12 ₱      +0.86 %
Oranges (1 lb) 62.11 ₱ 54.43 ₱      -12.36 %
Tomato (1 lb) 41.12 ₱ 39.69 ₱      -3.48 %
Potato (1 lb) 46.07 ₱ 45.96 ₱      -0.22 %
Onion (1 lb) 43.70 ₱ 51.79 ₱      +18.51 %
Lettuce (1 head) 76.51 ₱ 66.00 ₱      -13.74 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 38.04 ₱ 28.75 ₱      -24.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 400.00 ₱ 365.00 ₱      -8.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 56.64 ₱ 56.43 ₱      -0.37 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 88.75 ₱ 112.50 ₱      +26.76 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 ₱ 105.00 ₱      -12.50 %
Transportation
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 22.00 ₱ 10.00 ₱      -54.55 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 677.00 ₱ 388.56 ₱      -42.61 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱ 40.00 ₱      0.00 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 21.73 ₱ 21.73 ₱      0.00 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₱ 120.00 ₱      -0.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 190.66 ₱ 193.74 ₱      +1.62 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 ₱ 1,350,000.00 ₱      +3.85 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,032,153.85 ₱ 925,750.00 ₱      -10.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 5,900.58 ₱ 4,944.18 ₱      -16.21 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.44 ₱ 7.62 ₱      +2.43 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,380.71 ₱ 2,343.52 ₱      -1.56 %
Sports And Leisure
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,527.23 ₱ 1,918.18 ₱      -24.10 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 312.50 ₱ 450.00 ₱      +44.00 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 ₱ 280.00 ₱      -6.67 %
Childcare
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,065.80 ₱ 4,375.00 ₱      -56.54 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 395,114.47 ₱ 285,000.00 ₱      -27.87 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,416.22 ₱ 2,323.08 ₱      -3.85 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,602.38 ₱ 1,175.24 ₱      -26.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,217.17 ₱ 3,863.64 ₱      -8.38 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,421.05 ₱ 2,937.50 ₱      -33.56 %
Rent Per Month
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 31,929.50 ₱ 23,266.64 ₱      -27.13 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 16,210.53 ₱ 13,957.11 ₱      -13.90 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 103,125.00 ₱ 43,923.08 ₱      -57.41 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 41,071.43 ₱ 26,303.53 ₱      -35.96 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,746.54 ₱ 11,145.95 ₱      -29.22 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,464.42 ₱ 4,710.49 ₱      -50.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Manila Edit Cebu Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,603.70 ₱ 17,107.08 ₱      -8.04 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.07 9.67      +19.76 %
Last update: March 2021February 2021
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