Cost of Living in Boracay

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$861
$2194
🛋️ Without rent
$315
$979
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$546
$1214
🍽️ Food
$241
$633
🚐 Transport
$16.2
$44.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$219
😀 Quality of life
27
🏙️ Population
37.8K

The average cost of living in Boracay is $861, which is in the top 34% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6179th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 86 in the Philippines.

The median after-tax salary is $219, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 8687th (TOP 93%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 86th best city to live in the Philippines. With an estimated population of 37.8K, Boracay is the 86th largest city in the Philippines.

Why living in Boracay costs 3.9 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Boracay for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Godofredo P. Ramos Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 15 µg/m³
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Prices in Boracay

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.66
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$26.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
 Cappuccino
$2.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$698
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1163
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$982
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1170
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.95
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.61
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.12
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$142
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9256

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