Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Php456
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php188
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php141
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php96
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php265
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php161
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php146
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php478
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php37
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php53,284
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,575
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,517
40” flat screen TV Php35,570
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php5,624
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php255
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php147
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,987
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,647
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,781
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,709
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,398,950
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php48
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,195
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php397
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php265
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php227
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php134
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php199
4 rolls of toilet paper Php74
Tube of toothpaste Php97
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php254
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,147
2 tickets to the movies Php460
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php3,131
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Php2,570
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php367
Capuccino in expat area of the city Php176
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php86
iPod nano 16GB Php10,744
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php10
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,963
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php61
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Latest price update: March 29, 2015.

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