Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,256 prices entered by 363 different people.
Latest price update: April 23, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Php253
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php146
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php113
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php68
12 eggs, large Php70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php68
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php176
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php149
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php163
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php595
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php48
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php63,617
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php9,958
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,345
40” flat screen TV Php36,333
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php4,727
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php242
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php141
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,809
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,685
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php4,278
1 pair of leather business shoes Php2,523
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,472,730
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php53
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,060
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php157
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php140
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php180
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 Php79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php281
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,035
2 tickets to the movies Php418
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php3,930
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Php2,350
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php289
Capuccino in expat area of the city Php151
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php64
iPod nano 16GB Php7,873
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,641
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Php64

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