• Living in the Philippines is 53.49% lower than in the United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).
  • Rent in the Philippines is 81.03% lower than in the United States (average data for all cities).

How much does it cost to live in the Philippines? For starters, this is not an easy question to answer. Costs and prices vary significantly from one place to another. Other factors like the type of the accommodation you wish to have or whether you are living alone or with your family will greatly inform what kind of budget you need while living in the Philippines.

Nevertheless, knowing how much purchasing power you have in an economic jurisdiction you are moving to is crucial to how you set your budget. Therefore, in this infographic, we’ve summarized aggregate and an average cost of living and rent cost data for all the cities in the Philippines.

The data used in this report is based on based on 11091 entries in the past 18 months from 1205 different respondents. The cost of living index is calculated by Numbeo. You can visit their website to learn more about their data gathering methodology and statistical modeling.

Here’s a brief overview on the cost of living and rent costs in the Philippines:

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