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Cebu Overview


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Cebu has been named as the ‘Queen City’ of the South and the capital city of the Visayas. It has everything which the visitors need for a relaxing tropical holiday. Since the place has a tropical climate it makes the atmosphere hot and sticky all the year round. The dry season is from January to June while the wet season is from July to December. Keeping in mind the climatic conditions the dry season is the most suitable time to visit the city that lets you enjoy limitless beaches and breathtaking natural sceneries.

Where is best places to eat in Cebu?


Cebu is often known as a shopper’s haven since it has both conventional street shops to designer boutiques in high-end shopping malls, that offers myriads of choices for tourists.


Hunt for shops with traditional handicrafts, local goods, bamboo furniture, intricate jewellery boxes and interesting items of the place. Ayala Mall is considered to be the best mall in the Cebu city which is located at the Cebu Business Park. The Colon Street is a busy serpentine street in Cebu popular for its trendy bags, fashionable clothes, unique jewellery, electronic goods and branded shoes at reasonable prices.


Apart from these, Carbon Market is the best place to pick up inexpensive souvenirs, fresh flowers and vibrant handicrafts. This market gives you the real feel of the islands because there’s so much to see and buy.

Other places to shop are the Park Mall, the Taboan Public Market, the Ayala Centre and the SM City Mall.

Best to shopping around in Cebu?


Cebu hosts an array of well-known colourful festivals and events all the year along. These festivals depict the rich and age old traditions of the place that are celebrated by fiesta-loving locals with lots of hullaballoo and mellow spirits.


The largest and the most popular Cebuano festival is the Sinulog Festival which is held on third Sunday of January. Other important festivals are the Tagbo Festival, the Paskuhan, the Virgin Queen of the Rule Fiesta and the Chinese Moon Festival.

How much do things cost in Cebu?

Restaurants
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant, Restaurants £3.20
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course, Restaurants £12.80
  • McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal), Restaurants £2.23
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught), Restaurants £0.80
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle), Restaurants £1.28
  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle), Restaurants £0.58
  • Water (0.33 liter bottle) , Restaurants £0.28
  • Cappuccino (regular), Restaurants £1.72
Markets
  • Milk (regular), (1 liter), Markets £1.24
  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g), Markets £0.74
  • Eggs (12), Markets £1.26
  • Local Cheese (1kg), Markets £8.57
  • Water (1.5 liter bottle), Markets £0.51
  • Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range), Markets £4.78
  • Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle), Markets £0.58
  • Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle), Markets £1.32
  • Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro), Markets £1.12
  • Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg), Markets £2.84
  • Apples (1kg), Markets £1.98
  • Oranges (1kg), Markets £1.79
  • Potato (1kg), Markets £1.15
  • Lettuce (1 head), Markets £1.33
  • Rice (white), (1kg), Markets £0.77
  • Tomato (1kg), Markets £0.86
  • Banana (1kg), Markets £0.95
  • Onion (1kg), Markets £0.93
  • Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat), Markets £4.27
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport), Transportation £0.11
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price), Transportation £9.92
  • Gasoline (1 liter), Transportation £0.60
  • Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car), Transportation £17603.07
  • Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car), Transportation £15202.65
  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff), Transportation £0.64
  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff), Transportation £0.26
  • Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff), Transportation £3.20
Utilities (Monthly)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment, Utilities (Monthly) £70.21
  • 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans), Utilities (Monthly) £0.12
  • Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL), Utilities (Monthly) £39.48
Spots And Leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult, Sports And Leisure £25.74
  • Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend), Sports And Leisure £3.40
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat, Sports And Leisure £3.36
Clothing And Shoes
  • 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar), Clothing And Shoes £38.05
  • 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...), Clothing And Shoes £19.38
  • 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range), Clothing And Shoes £59.21
  • 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes, Clothing And Shoes £40.15
Buy Apartment Price
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre, Buy Apartment Price £1385.58
  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre, Buy Apartment Price £829.48
Salaries And Financing
  • Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax), Salaries And Financing £197.45
  • Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Salaries And Financing £8.56

Travel Guide


Cebu City is the capital of Cebu and is the second happening city in Philippines. For centuries its cultural heritage sites have been retained and there are some new places of interest which you’ll not like to miss.


Fort San Pedro is the oldest and the smallest fort in Philippines. It was a triangular citadel which was built previously with the help of mud and logs. But, with the entry of Spanish it was rebuilt again with stones and mortar. 


Colon Street is one of the ancient streets in the city built by the Spaniards in the 16th century. It was once the soul of Cebu’s shopping and business activities. It was named after Christopher Columbus who is known as Cristobal Colon in Spanish.


Other places to visit in Cebu are Lapu Lapu Monument, Taoist Temple, Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross.



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