Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,523 prices entered by 416 different people.
Latest price update: November 26, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Php247
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php162
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php116
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php75
12 eggs, large Php73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php97
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php220
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php186
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php138
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php501
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php60
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php43
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php56,502
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php7,644
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,213
40” flat screen TV Php36,778
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php5,667
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php210
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php132
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,629
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,574
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php4,591
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,409
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,504,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php54
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,568
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php338
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php228
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php205
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php123
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php178
4 rolls of toilet paper Php82
Tube of toothpaste Php95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php267
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,000
2 tickets to the movies Php444
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php4,157
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Php2,350
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php309
Capuccino in expat area of the city Php161
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php83
iPod nano 16GB Php7,873
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,695
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Php89

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