Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php297
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php165
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php111
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php86
12 eggs, large Php94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php64
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php226
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php163
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php109
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php570
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php70
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php56,242
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php25,819
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,318
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php31,180
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php15,468
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,088
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,634
40” flat screen TV Php30,505
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,659
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php297
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php229
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) Php4,112
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,557
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,287,390
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php43
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,320
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php224
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) Php509
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.) Php188
4 rolls of toilet paper Php73
Tube of toothpaste Php95
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php243
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php953
2 tickets to the movies Php460
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 Php2,332
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php274
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php156
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php77
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 5,371 prices entered by 640 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2016.

Manila position in our World Ranking

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163rd
out of 240
asia
7th
out of 22

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