The average price of a 7-day trip to Cebu is $1,491 for a solo traveler, $2,678 for a couple, and $5,020 for a family of 4. Cebu hotels range from $20 to $121 per night with an average of $30, while most vacation rentals will cost $80 to $280 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) are between $1,059 and $2,020 per person for economy flights and $3,323 to $6,339 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $18 to $45 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Cebu, PH

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to CEB and stay in a Cebu hotel:

  • January 29th to April 8th
  • August 20th to December 2nd

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Cebu is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Cebu Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Cebu for a week is $839-$2,258($120-$323 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $18 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $551 to $1,697 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $34 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $33 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Cebu for a week is $2,532-$4,916($362-$702 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $36 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,102 to $3,394 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $34 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $33 to $41 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Cebu for a week is $2,984-$8,456($426-$1,208 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $72 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,204 to $6,788 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $68 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $46 to $57 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Cebu

How cheap can you make a vacation to Cebu? The cheapest trip to Cebu is about $103 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 19% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $17.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Cebu for a week is $723-$2,197($103-$314 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $20 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $551 to $1,697 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $20 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Cebu for a week is $1,344-$4,034($192-$576 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $40 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,102 to $3,394 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $20 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Cebu for a week is $2,676-$7,924($382-$1,132 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $80 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,204 to $6,788 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $40 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Cebu cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Cebu Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Cebu.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Cebu for a week is $1,983-$8,684($283-$1,241 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $99 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,333 to $4,463 for first class

Lodging: $64 to $121 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $588 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Cebu for a week is $3,582-$13,840($512-$1,977 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $198 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,666 to $8,926 for first class

Lodging: $64 to $121 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $280 to $588 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Cebu for a week is $7,164-$26,270($1,023-$3,753 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $152 to $396 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,332 to $17,852 for first class

Lodging: $128 to $242 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $448 to $941 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Cebu Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Cebu is much lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Cebu due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Cebu Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Cebu hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Cebu.

 

Flight Costs to Cebu

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,020 average in late December to a low of $1,059 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $1,146. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Cebu our data includes 180 originating airports, and 99 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Cebu from an airport like Henry E. Rohlsen (STX) in Christiansted, VI (the United States) for an average $9,158 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Kalibo International (KLO) in Kalibo (the Philippines) at an average of just $42.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Thursday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Cebu, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $961, so you can easily save about 91% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Cebu can easily cost $150 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $302 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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