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Money and costs

Currency
Pesos (Php)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 29, 2017 12:48PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
(US$40)
  • Dorm bed or single room P400–800
  • Local lunch, dinner and beer P400
  • Tricycle ride P8
Midrange
(US$40–120)
  • Air-con room P1000–3000
  • Lunch and dinner with drinks in a restaurant P700
  • Motorbike rental P500
Top end (more than)
(US$120)
  • Boutique resort P4000–12,000
  • Dinner at a resort restaurant P800
  • Private island-hopping trip P2500

ATMs widely available and credit cards accepted at hotels, restaurants and some shops in all but remote areas.

Tipping

  • Restaurants A 10% service charge is automatically added to the bill at some restaurants, but leaving a little extra is always appreciated (perhaps P40 to P50 per person if service is not included).

  • Taxis At minimum, round up taxi fares, but consider tipping more (say P20 to P50).