Cost of Living in General Santos

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$469
$1112
🛋️ Without rent
$270
$780
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$199
$332
🍽️ Food
$182
$480
🚐 Transport
$34.3
$92.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$271
😀 Quality of life
36
🏙️ Population
697K

The average cost of living in General Santos is $469, which is in the top 8% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8524th out of 9294 in our global list and 74th out of 86 in the Philippines.

The median after-tax salary is $271, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 7702nd (TOP 83%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 64th best city to live in the Philippines. With an estimated population of 697K, General Santos is the 15th largest city in the Philippines.

✈️ Closest airport 8 km Rajah Buayan Air Base
😷 Air quality Good 10.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 12576 Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
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Prices in General Santos

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
 Cappuccino
$2.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$131
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$81.1
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$350
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$149
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$97.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$941
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$634
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.25
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.61
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.53
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.83
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.45
👖 Brand Jeans
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$71.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$87
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1418

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