Cost of Living in Zamboanga

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$540
$1425
🛋️ Without rent
$276
$910
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$264
$515
🍽️ Food
$167
$441
🚐 Transport
$54
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$214
😀 Quality of life
36
🏙️ Population
977K

The average cost of living in Zamboanga is $540, which is in the top 14% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7980th out of 9294 in our global list and 47th out of 86 in the Philippines.

The median after-tax salary is $214, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 7744th (TOP 83%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 66th best city to live in the Philippines. With an estimated population of 977K, Zamboanga is the 5th largest city in the Philippines.

Why living in Zamboanga costs 2.5 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 Zamboanga for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 3 km Zamboanga International Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 9.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 7246 Ateneo de Zamboanga University
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Prices in Zamboanga

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.36
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$9.03
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$1.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.91
 Cappuccino
$0.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$582
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$352
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$63.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2057
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1123
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.19
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.58
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$16.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$323
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6243

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