Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

Lunchtime menu in the business district Php235
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php159
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php103
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php88
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php54
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php161
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php139
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Php108
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php41
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php412
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php47
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php57,748
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,506
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,515
40” flat screen TV Php29,645
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php4,488
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php249
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php205
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,481
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,488
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,759
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,234
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,041,190
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php43
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,083
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php212
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php173
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php236
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php148
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php182
4 rolls of toilet paper Php61
Tube of toothpaste Php89
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php255
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php983
2 tickets to the movies Php439
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,691
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Php1,520
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php279
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php138
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php59
iPod nano 16GB Php11,340
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,560
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php62
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,629 prices entered by 551 different people.
Latest price update: September 05, 2015.

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