- Cost of Living
- Philippines
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Philippines**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 16% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Philippines is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Php252 (E£ 86) | E£ 146 | - 41% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Php171 (E£ 58) | E£ 70 | - 17% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Php97 (E£ 33) | E£ 39 | - 15% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Php83 (E£ 28) | E£ 14 | + 94% | |

12 eggs, large | Php93 (E£ 32) | E£ 22 | + 44% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Php63 (E£ 21) | E£ 11 | + 100% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Php155 (E£ 53) | E£ 33 | + 61% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Php124 (E£ 42) | E£ 26 | + 64% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Php81 (E£ 27) | E£ 7 | + 299% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Php51 (E£ 17) | E£ 22 | - 23% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Php512 (E£ 174) | E£ 152 | + 14% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Php75 (E£ 26) | E£ 13 | + 102% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Php54 (E£ 18) | E£ 5.73 | + 217% | |

Housing | + 58% | |||

Housing in Philippines is 58% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Php44,531 (E£ 15,115) | E£ 8,335 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Php22,118 (E£ 7,508) | E£ 5,159 | + 46% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Php4,043 (E£ 1,372) | E£ 908 | + 51% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Php28,725 (E£ 9,750) | E£ 6,098 | + 60% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Php16,260 (E£ 5,519) | E£ 3,794 | + 45% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Php2,913 (E£ 989) | E£ 610 | + 62% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Php1,799 (E£ 611) | E£ 251 | + 144% | |

40” flat screen TV | Php25,843 (E£ 8,772) | E£ 6,021 | + 46% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Php5,066 (E£ 1,720) | E£ 3,030 | - 43% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Php324 (E£ 110) | E£ 102 | + 8% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Php221 (E£ 75) | E£ 91 | - 18% | |

Clothes | - 26% | |||

Clothes in Philippines is 26% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Php2,106 (E£ 715) | E£ 874 | - 18% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Php1,550 (E£ 526) | E£ 761 | - 31% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Php4,124 (E£ 1,400) | E£ 1,862 | - 25% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Php3,416 (E£ 1,160) | E£ 1,123 | + 3% | |

Transportation | + 14% | |||

Transportation in Philippines is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Php1,177,060 (E£ 399,540) | E£ 444,807 | - 10% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Php51 (E£ 17) | E£ 5.87 | + 196% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Php1,497 (E£ 508) | E£ 435 | + 17% | |

Personal Care | + 3% | |||

Personal Care in Philippines is 3% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Php156 (E£ 53) | E£ 41 | + 30% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Php457 (E£ 155) | E£ 74 | + 108% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Php865 (E£ 294) | E£ 334 | - 12% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Php243 (E£ 82) | E£ 60 | + 37% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Php114 (E£ 39) | E£ 50 | - 22% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Php178 (E£ 60) | E£ 52 | + 16% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Php65 (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 14% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Php84 (E£ 29) | E£ 20 | + 40% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Php189 (E£ 64) | E£ 70 | - 8% | |

Entertainment | - 18% | |||

Entertainment in Philippines is 18% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Php835 (E£ 283) | E£ 329 | - 14% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Php481 (E£ 163) | E£ 134 | + 22% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Php1,229 (E£ 417) | E£ 728 | - 43% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Php1,477 (E£ 501) | E£ 524 | - 4% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Php269 (E£ 91) | E£ 91 | + 0% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Php158 (E£ 54) | E£ 42 | + 29% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Php89 (E£ 30) | E£ 43 | - 30% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Php26,600 (E£ 9,029) | E£ 10,473 | - 14% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Php8 (E£ 2.78) | E£ 4.68 | - 41% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Php2,063 (E£ 700) | E£ 820 | - 15% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Php89 (E£ 30) | E£ 37 | - 17% | |

TOTAL | + 13% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.33944
EGP
/
PHP

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#
Cost of living in
**Philippines**
is
**13% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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