Travel budget in Cebu

Cebu: calculate your travel budget

Cebu: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Cebu for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 24 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.8 per person
  • $ 0.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 518* (30436 ₱)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 50 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 3 per person
  • $ 3.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 1152* (67760 ₱)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 7.1 per person
  • $ 6.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1968* (115752 ₱)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Cebu in 2024

Cost of living: Cebu VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Cebu in 2024 is 60% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Cebu by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Cebu compared to the national average.

Cities /Cebu View Details
Cebu City 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Cebu City
Naga 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Naga



Local prices in Cebu by expense type

Cebu: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Cebu costs 71% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.6/person
($ 2.6 to $ 5.9)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 8.8/person
($ 8.5 to $ 13)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 2.8/person
($ 1.7 to $ 3.9)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 0.9 to $ 1.9)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.6 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 5)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 2 to $ 3.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.9)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Cebu: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Cebu costs 72% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 37/night
($ 23 to $ 171)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 8.6 to $ 281)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 157
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 14 to $ 391)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 229
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 99/night
($ 33 to $ 345)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 307
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 23 to $ 369)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 480
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 37/month
($ 11 to $ 174)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 163
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 66/month
($ 12 to $ 484)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 241
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 79/month
($ 19 to $ 486)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 211
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 44/month
($ 23 to $ 258)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 94/month
($ 15 to $ 554)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215

Cebu: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Cebu costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 3)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.9 to $ 2.2)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 0.9/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 0.9 to $ 2.5)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.9)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 4.2)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 3.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 2 to $ 2.9)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4
($ 0.3 to $ 0.9)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Cebu: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Cebu costs 44% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.5)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.4
($ 0.3 to $ 0.9)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 57/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 153)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53

Cebu: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Cebu costs 78% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.4/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 8.4)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 4.4/hr
($ 3.6 to $ 8.4)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Cebu: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Cebu costs 50% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.5/pack
($ 2 to $ 2.6)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 37
($ 34 to $ 52)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 24
($ 24 to $ 35)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 43

Plane ticket budget

Sydney → Manila
Sydney → Manila
Sydney → Manila
$ 658
(fair price: $ 538)
Melbourne → Manila
Melbourne → Manila
Melbourne → Manila
$ 652
(fair price: $ 506)
Los Angeles → Manila
Los Angeles  → Manila
Los Angeles  → Manila
$ 1264
(fair price: $ 1079)
New York City → Manila
New York City → Manila
New York City → Manila
$ 1251
(fair price: $ 1034)
Toronto → Manila
Toronto → Manila
Toronto → Manila
$ 1460
(fair price: $ 1204)
Vancouver → Manila
Vancouver → Manila
Vancouver → Manila
$ 1431
(fair price: $ 1182)



About the information on the cost of living in Cebu

The information about the cost of living in Cebu shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Cebu updated on 30-11--0001.

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