Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Php234
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php162
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php98
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php80
12 eggs, large Php83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php58
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php160
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php142
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php120
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php404
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php104
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php55,537
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,670
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,410
40” flat screen TV Php29,457
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php4,824
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php256
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php205
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,405
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,523
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,657
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,229
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,018,390
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php779
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php413
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php172
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php233
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php150
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php184
4 rolls of toilet paper Php65
Tube of toothpaste Php89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php269
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,011
2 tickets to the movies Php422
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php814
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Php1,397
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php321
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php141
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php50
iPod nano 16GB Php11,533
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,565
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php62
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,481 prices entered by 536 different people.
Latest price update: August 03, 2015.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
142nd
out of 197
asia
9th
out of 17

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

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2nd
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2nd
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1st
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1st
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1st
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1st

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