The subject 'Cost of living' is a common one and all the threads ever produced have come to the conclusion that the answer is the same as 'How tall are people?' But people thinking of living here do have a legitimate concern and some idea, even if a little vague, is of use. So with that in mind I provide a latest survey: https://www.expatistan.com/cost-of-living/dumaguete-city But please bear in mind that the results for Duma are based on the input of only 6 people - perhaps if members here added to it then it will become more accurate. Anyway, it is a guide for those who seek it. Other cities can be accessed from the page - one interesting fact I noted was the cost of household help at P100 per hour in Duma and P806 in Manila! So 'bye everyone - I am off to Manila to become a domestic!