General Santos travel budget

General Santos: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to General Santos

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 17 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 4.9 per person
  • $ 0.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 390* (21532 ₱)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 28 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 11 per person
  • $ 2.1 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 829* (45836 ₱)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 55 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1479* (81830 ₱)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in General Santos compared to United States in 2023

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in General Santos in 2023 is 63% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in General Santos in 2023 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in General Santos by expense type

Restaurant budget in General Santos

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in General Santos is 75% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.3/person
($ 1.8 to $ 7.1)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.4/person
($ 4.5 to $ 28)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 2.6/person
($ 2.5 to $ 2.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.8 for 330ml
($ 1.8 to $ 1.8)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.4/cup
($ 0.9 to $ 2.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.3/can
($ 0.3 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.3/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.3)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Hotel and accommodation budget in General Santos

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in General Santos is 82% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 17/night
($ 17 to $ 85)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 117
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 25/night
($ 16 to $ 43)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 139
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 30/night
($ 19 to $ 46)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 201
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 92 to $ 96)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 299
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 17/night
($ 17 to $ 85)

97% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 603
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 17/month
($ 17 to $ 85)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 31/month
($ 20 to $ 40)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 201
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 50/month
($ 29 to $ 88)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 184
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 22/month
($ 14 to $ 34)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 54/month
($ 35 to $ 85)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187

Supermarket food budget in General Santos

On average, the price of supermarket food in General Santos is 59% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.9/500g
($ 0.9 to $ 1.5)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 0.9/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 1.1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 1.5)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.3)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 5.4)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 2.2)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.9/kg
($ 0.9 to $ 4.5)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.9)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Public and private transport budget in General Santos

On average, the price of transport in General Santos is 38% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

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)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.3)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.9 to $ 1.4)

31% 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)
$ 0.8
($ 0.8 to $ 0.9)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 41/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 109)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 31

Leisure activity budget in General Santos

On average, budget for leisure activities in General Santos is 74% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 3.3 to $ 3.3)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5.4/hr
($ 1.8 to $ 9)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in General Santos

On average, shopping budget in General Santos is 51% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 2.3/pack
($ 2.3 to $ 2.3)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 46
($ 46 to $ 46)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 16
($ 16 to $ 16)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 43

Plane ticket budget

Los Angeles → Manila
Los Angeles  → Manila
Los Angeles  → Manila
$ 1191
(fair price: $ 1018)
Sydney → Manila
Sydney → Manila
Sydney → Manila
$ 644
(fair price: $ 532)
Melbourne → Manila
Melbourne → Manila
Melbourne → Manila
$ 676
(fair price: $ 539)
New York City → Manila
New York City → Manila
New York City → Manila
$ 1237
(fair price: $ 1034)
London → Manila
London → Manila
London → Manila
$ 830
(fair price: $ 764)
Vancouver → Manila
Vancouver → Manila
Vancouver → Manila
$ 1376
(fair price: $ 1096)




About this information on the cost of living in General Santos

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

The information about the cost of living in General Santos was updated on 30-11-2023.

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