Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Php224
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php168
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php93
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php56
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php152
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php134
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php116
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php40
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php367
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 Php57,718
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,960
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,420
40” flat screen TV Php28,356
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) Php2,375
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,589
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,914
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,196
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php935,181
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php769
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php410
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php222
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 Php79
Tube of toothpaste Php106
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php296
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,082
2 tickets to the movies Php426
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,156
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Php1,296
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php297
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php130
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php50
iPod nano 16GB Php10,683
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,359
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php61
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,218 prices entered by 490 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2015.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
142nd
out of 189
asia
10th
out of 20

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

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

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