Cost of Living in Dumaguete

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ₱ 100.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 569.00 ₱ 550.00-900.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 125.00 ₱ 100.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 52.50 ₱ 40.00-80.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 ₱ 70.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 67.50 ₱ 50.00-120.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 16.50 ₱ 12.00-40.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 16.67 ₱ 10.00-30.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 288.11 ₱ 264.98-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 20.41 ₱ 20.41-81.65
Rice (white), (1 lb) 22.23 ₱ 19.50-23.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 82.33 ₱ 72.00-100.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 114.75 ₱ 51.69-226.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 98.20 ₱ 77.11-145.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 118.69 ₱ 51.69-158.76
Apples (1 lb) 51.69 ₱ 51.69-51.69
Banana (1 lb) 34.62 ₱ 18.14-54.43
Oranges (1 lb) 51.69 ₱ 51.69-51.69
Tomato (1 lb) 31.75 ₱ 22.68-51.69
Potato (1 lb) 41.28 ₱ 31.75-45.36
Onion (1 lb) 50.34 ₱ 45.36-54.43
Lettuce (1 head) 80.00 ₱ 51.69-80.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.00 ₱ 20.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 292.50 ₱ 285.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 38.00 ₱ 30.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 ₱ 50.00-85.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 85.00 ₱ 70.00-100.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 10.00 ₱ 10.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱ 40.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ₱ 14.48-21.73
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 ₱ 120.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 185.52 ₱ 164.67-204.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,350,000.00 ₱ 1,350,000.00-1,350,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,213,333.33 ₱ 849,999.00-2,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,905.00 ₱ 1,500.00-10,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.00 ₱ 2.00-20.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,658.50 ₱ 999.00-3,300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,540.00 ₱ 1,200.00-2,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 150.00 ₱ 100.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 205.00 ₱ 200.00-260.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,000.00 ₱ 6,000.00-15,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 60,000.00 ₱ 60,000.00-100,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,100.00 ₱ 500.00-1,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 750.00 ₱ 250.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,460.00 ₱ 2,800.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,333.33 ₱ 1,500.00-10,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 16,111.11 ₱ 13,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,363.64 ₱ 8,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,200.00 ₱ 20,000.00-28,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 16,125.00 ₱ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,850.24 ₱
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,900.00 ₱
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.00 5.00-20.00

Prices in Dumaguete

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17 Comments so far

#Spike on Sep 16, 2019 :
My 4th trip here in 13 years. Been here this trip about 3 weeks now. My how it has grown!My wife is from Dumaguete we've been married 10 wonderful years. I have always enjoyed my time here.Retired last year and looking to build a house soon. I've been treated very well and cant complain about the prices. Even her relatives have fiber optic service to there homes! I guess I'm still amazed that I'm not hated for being a US caucasian male and I'll go completely out of my way to keep it that way.
#Angel on Sep 09, 2019 :
The goods are cheaper than rentals and fares in Dumaguete
#marco on May 04, 2019 :
ciao..price water 0,50 euro? it is double of to buy one in a food market in italy
#john estabrook on Nov 08, 2018 :
what doe's it cost for a housekeeper/cook. who has a room in my house a month. I have $6,000 a month to live on but I don't want to buy a home maybe lease a nice place. but I need some to clean and cook.
#James Bergen on Oct 31, 2018 :
The prices look fair. Cloths way high. Those are mall prices. There is cheaper & better values there. Eating out a little low. Electric way low. But 1 run 1 A.C. 24/7 & a second 12 hours a day. + hot water in the showers. Larger home. Over all it would balance out. Depending on were & how you spent.
#daryl houlden on Oct 31, 2018 :
this must be very old. gasoline prices are around 54pesos per liter. disagree with many of your prices. try throwing the darts at the board again
#John on Aug 03, 2018 :
living in Dumaguete is really cheap, good for retiring people all over the world, it's also a tourist-friendly because the people are polite. If you are going to visit Dumaguete try visiting its a site dedicated for guiding people in roaming Dumaguete.
#Bill on Mar 20, 2018 :
I live 6 months in Japan/Philippines with most of that time in the Philippines,the other 6 months are in the USA. I live on 700 to 800 per month USD when in Dumaguete. I live what I call a basic life, don't drink or chase girls but I do eat out 2 or 3 times a day plus get a massage every other day. I could bring that amount to 400 to 500 per month but why.
Dumaguete is ok in my opinion. Too many trikes in my opinion but I'm just a guest in the Philippines. I try to respect the local culture wherever I go. I've learned a couple hundred words in Bisaya but learning a new language later in life is tough.
Respect the Philippine people and you should have little problems but always be mindful of your surroundings. Salamat.
#Jeff on Aug 19, 2017 :
You can live in Dumaguete as a single person for $1,000.00 to 1500.00 USD per month and live pretty well. If you are a Party Animal and like to drink and have fun with the girls, Then it would be considerably more. The people are very polite and respectful and expect to be treated the same.
#M. David on May 13, 2017 :
Would like to prices in u.s. dollars as well thank You
#Dick Crow on Mar 30, 2017 :
It would be nice to have a currency feature to see prices in U.S. Dollars.
#Col on Sep 14, 2016 :
Thanks for the Cost of Living info for Dumaguete as at Sept 2016. However, is there any chance of additional indexes such as white goods, motor cycles, hardware etc.
#Darz on May 17, 2016 :
Upon reading all ur comments here, it seems like there is no right or wrong opinions shared. I was born and raise in Doldol Bacong, which is 20mins or less to dgte by motorbike, currently living in US. Well, Dumaguete City alone is traffic, that is true but if you will just explore the whole Negros Oriental, like Bacong, Dauin, Valencia etc, those places are not polluted or traffic. If you want to retire in Negros spicifically in Dumaguete City then look for a place not very close to downtown cause for sure that area is very traffic. There are plenty of places to stay, to relax and the only traffic area in Dumaguete is the downtown from Silliman area to Don Bosco.. If you need some advices/help feel free to ask me..
#Betty Thompson on Mar 29, 2016 :
I am on disability, but I am able to take care of myself . I am considering moving out of the U.S. and I would like to know if there is a limit on what you have to make a month to move there and What is the cost of living there for Rent and Misc. in U.S. Dollars... Thank You So Much
#Gulang on Jan 20, 2016 :
I have lived close to Dumaguete for 13 years and to me it has all I want weather cheap beer and lots of entertainment if you care to look,I am an old foreigner 81 and it suits me fine.
#Cthai on Oct 28, 2015 :
is it easy for a foreigner to find a home for rent? I mean no real estate agents
#henk van den brink on Oct 06, 2015 :
#Hm. Your comment is a breath of fresh air and you have scanned the city completely correct! You know the people in Dumaguete are very nice in general but the city itself in fact is terribly polluted . I have been in many third world big and smaller cities but this is one of the worst . Why ? Because its very narrow structured..Dense population on a relatively small suface with an incredible amount of ( officially in Asia forbidden) 2-stroke engine tricycles ( 5000 they say) next to that everyone drives motobikes . Add to that the 50/60 year old big trucks which wrestle themselves through the narrow streets and the picture is complete .
The "politics" SHOULD do something but they do nothing : for years and years. It takes 2/3 more years and the city is completely jammed. It is already several times a day right now .
Furthermore I have to admit that the groceries in the in fact 2 real supermarkets are really expensive . More expensive then in Europe . why ? Because foreigners buy them anyway and there are in fact only two : Hypermarket and Robinsons.