Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php309
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php157
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php106
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php65
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php219
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php158
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php109
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php49
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php575
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php59
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php56,633
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php25,586
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,212
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,608
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,624
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,273
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,614
40” flat screen TV Php28,001
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,584
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php314
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php231
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,572
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,656
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,162
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,610
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,529,780
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php42
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,356
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php226
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php200
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php491
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php541
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php386
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php142
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php185
4 rolls of toilet paper Php68
Tube of toothpaste Php98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php247
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,006
2 tickets to the movies Php463
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,137
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php2,490
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php274
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php161
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php82
iPod nano 16GB Php10,425
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,934
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php67
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,360 prices entered by 199 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2016.

Manila position in our World Ranking

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184th
out of 269
asia
8th
out of 24

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