Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Php207
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php167
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php92
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php80
12 eggs, large Php77
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php152
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php131
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php117
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php39
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php337
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php45
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php52,508
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,864
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,499
40” flat screen TV Php27,115
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php5,129
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php271
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php147
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,373
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,577
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,989
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,234
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php917,367
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php812
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php408
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php261
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php149
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php184
4 rolls of toilet paper Php72
Tube of toothpaste Php106
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php296
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,076
2 tickets to the movies Php430
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,156
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Php1,157
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php315
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php129
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php48
iPod nano 16GB Php10,683
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,377
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,163 prices entered by 484 different people.
Latest price update: May 04, 2015.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
155th
out of 191
asia
11th
out of 19

Cheapest and most expensive products in Manila compared to other cities:

the world
2nd
the world
4th
asia
1st
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1st
asia
3rd
asia
3rd

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