Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,433 prices entered by 395 different people.
Latest price update: September 16, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Php244
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php156
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php112
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php71
12 eggs, large Php71
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php90
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php220
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php141
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php139
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php37
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php548
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php55
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php46
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php62,870
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php9,764
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,126
40” flat screen TV Php36,600
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) Php2,855
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,486
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php4,636
1 pair of leather business shoes Php2,343
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 Php912
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php260
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 Php79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php326
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,104
2 tickets to the movies Php423
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php4,167
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Php2,270
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php290
Capuccino in expat area of the city Php154
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php67
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 Php65

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