Cagayan de Oro Philippines Cost of Living

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This Cagayan de Oro Philippines Cost of living information is intended to give you an idea of what daily life would cost you for eating in local restaurants, staying in temporary accommodations, or paying for various entertainment around Cagayan de Oro (CDO).

However, if you retired or lived here long term, you would likely be able to save even more money by cooking at home and renting an apartment long term instead of paying short term rates.

The central part of CDO is compact so you could walk everywhere. So you wouldn’t need a car if you lived in central. As such, we recommend you stay in the area circled in red. You can see a blue dot in the center of the map where we are staying for $20/night right now, link below. That price including utilities and a personal WIFI router in our condo.

You could easily save 40% on that accommodation rate by leasing month to month instead of daily.

By living somewhere walkable to everything (in the red circle), you won’t need a car, car maintenance, car insurance, or car repairs. To go outside the red circle you can jump on a Jeepney. We averaged about 10 Pesos ($0.20 USD) for the Jeepneys we used while here. A Jeepney is sort of like a public shared taxi with people jumping on and off along a route.

Cagayan de Oro Best Cheap Food and Life

We only list restaurants here if we loved them.

Crispy Pig (Pigshot Bagnet): $2 Crispy Pig and egg meal.

Vegan Place (Pilian Cafe & Vegie Resto): Order the Teriyaki Tofu. $3.15 USD per entree.

Emperor Dimsum & Tea Garden (Spicy Chinese): $2 USD meals, Spicy Tofu.

McDonald’s: Qiang Hui had a chicken dish here. It was about $2 USD.

Breakfast: The rest of the time, I was having protein shakes in the morning and Qiang was having Oatmeal in our room.

Groceries: We ate at least one home cooked meal per day while here in CDO. Here are the two grocery stores where we shopped: One and Two.

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Cagayan de Oro Best Cheap Accommodations

Here are a few suggestions:

Hostel: Amazing price, location and ratings.

Mid-Range Hotel: The price and location here is amazing. The restaurants above are almost all within walking distance of this place.

Step Above: Very nice place.

Airbnb: This is where we stayed. The above video films then inside. If you are new to Airbnb use this code at checkout to get a big discount. Stay in an Airbnb to verify whether or not your Cagayan de Oro Cost of Living was on target for your budget.

Cheapest Flights to Cagayan de Oro

We almost always get our cheapest flights on this Skyscanner. They have a web crawler that is constantly looking for the cheapest prices all over the world. We found our flights from Penang to Cagayan de Oro for $200 USD per person. The Philippines requires you to have an exit flight when you land. We booked on on-onward flight for $12 per person. They confirm long enough for you to gain entry into the country.

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