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Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines

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How much money will you need for your trip to Cebu? You should plan to spend around ₱2,922 ($52) per day on your vacation in Cebu, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₱961 ($17) on meals for one day and ₱1,173 ($21) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Cebu for a couple is ₱2,243 ($40). So, a trip to Cebu for two people for one week costs on average ₱40,913 ($722). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Cebu for one week usually costs around ₱20,456 for one person. So, a trip to Cebu for two people costs around ₱40,913 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₱81,826 in Cebu. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cebu can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Cebu? How much money do I need for Cebu?

How much does a trip to Cebu cost? Is Cebu expensive? The average Cebu trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Cebu prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Cebu
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Cebu is ₱1,121. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Cebu is ₱2,243.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Cebu
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cebu is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₱1,173 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cebu.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Cebu
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Rental Cars in Cebu
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Food Budget in Cebu
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cebu can vary, the average cost of food in Cebu is ₱961 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cebu should cost around ₱384 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cebu is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cebu
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cebu typically cost an average of ₱755 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cebu
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  • The average person spends about ₱633 on alcoholic beverages in Cebu per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Cebu
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  • On average, people spend ₱34 on bottled water in Cebu per day. The public water in Cebu is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Cebu On a Budget
Cebu Cebu City, Philippines
Cebu Island is an important island in the Visayas region of the Philippines, characterized by its main port at Cebu City as well as many natural features. The most-visited areas include islands of Mactan, Bantayan, Badian, Malapascua and Camotes, all which have resorts and hotels. Scuba diving and snorkeling are common activities along the shoreline, while hiking the mountainous spine of the island is popular inland.
Cebu has plenty to see and do both within and outside the island's main city. Exploring Cebu City, visitors will come across a number of historical landmarks, shrines, and other monuments like the Basilica of Santo Niño - a Catholic church where a statue of the baby Jesus is enshrined. This statue (the Santo Niño) was a gift given by the Portuguese explorer Magellan to Raja Humabon upon Magellan's and the Spanish explorers' arrival in March 1521. Additional sights in the city include the The Mactan Shrine (to a local chieftain, Lapu Lapu), the Casa Gorodo (former residence of the provincial governor of Cebu), Fort San Pedro (the first, oldest, and smallest Spanish fort in the Philippines), and Magellan's Cross (in commemoration of the Portuguese conquistador who introduced Christianity).

Beyond Cebu City, there are plenty of stunning locations amidst beaches, mountains, and waterfalls. Bantayan Island, for example, has beautiful white sand beaches, while Osmeña Peak provides a popular hiking destination. Most hikers will begin in Dalaguete town in the south and can continue to traverse the island to the Instaworthy Kawasan Falls in Badian. Mactan Island is home to a number of resorts and hotels, while Malapascua Island offers scuba diving, thresher shark watching, and uncrowded white sand beaches. Other nearby attractions include the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary and the Camotes Islands, featuring a number of beaches, natural pools, waterfalls, and a lake.
Cebu city is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines for foreign visitors. In addition to being a booming metropolitan area, the city is also known for its white sand beaches and historical landmarks which reflect its past as a major port. Other cities include Danao City, Bogo, Lapu Lapu, Mandaue, Toledo, Car Car, and Alegria. Moalboal is another common place to visit, mostly as a basecamp for the surrounding area which provides great opportunities for diving and snorkeling. In addition to its proximity to a coastline of reefs and Panagsama beach, Moalboal is also near natural wonders in the mountains with scenic vistas and dense tropical rain forests divided by rivers and canyons.

From beach and mountain scenery to historical landmarks, Cebu is an island with plenty of opportunities for sight-seeing. In addition to these features, many come to the island to kick back at a resort or get active with watersports like scuba diving, snorkeling, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. Mactan and the surrounding smaller islands are hubs for scuba with over 20 dive sites in the general area. Kontiki reef is one particular site that is considered to be the best scuba training area for recreational scuba diving certification.
Food and Dining
As far as food goes, Cebu city will have just about anything from tasty local street food to international flavors like Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, American, Spanish, Thai, and Indian-you name it. For tourists, the two best areas to find dining options are Ayala Mall and IT Park. The Ayala Center in Cebu has an extension (adjacent to Marriott Hotel) called The Terraces with an abundance of food choices. It also has two grocery stores with large sections of food imported from all around the world. The IT Park, on the other hand, has over 20 restaurants with most of them open 24 hours a day. Both of these eating areas offer plenty of options as well as free Wi-Fi.

The city is served mainly by Mactan-Cebu International Airport with most flights coming from Manila on one of two major national airlines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Air also have direct flights from Korea as does Asiana Airlines. There are flights from Singapore with Silk Air and TigerAirways, from Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific or Cebu Pacific, and from Doha with Qatar Airways directly to Mactan-Cebu International. The airport is located on a separate island (Mactan), and it takes about 20-30 minutes to get to the actual city of Cebu. Taking a taxi is the best way to reach the city from the airport.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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