Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php331
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php161
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php100
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php166
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php132
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php83
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php648
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php59,195
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,059
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,104
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php33,734
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,551
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,407
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,862
40” flat screen TV Php28,230
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php6,309
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php382
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php145
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,452
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php2,092
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,428
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,430
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,572,530
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php40
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,395
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php243
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php265
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php492
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php613
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php394
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php122
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php157
4 rolls of toilet paper Php73
Tube of toothpaste Php90
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php268
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,123
2 tickets to the movies Php499
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,923
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php2,203
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php297
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php169
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php130
iPod nano 16GB Php8,815
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,725
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php66
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,443 prices entered by 227 different people.
Latest price update: December 07, 2016.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
180th
out of 238
asia
9th
out of 25

Cheapest and most expensive products in Manila compared to other cities:

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