Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php227
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php161
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php108
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php80
12 eggs, large Php92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php148
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php132
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php423
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php51
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php50,030
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,167
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,548
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php29,391
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,319
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,277
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,914
40” flat screen TV Php29,778
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php6,578
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php324
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php150
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,377
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,762
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,295
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,913
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,543,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,530
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php147
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php168
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php467
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php569
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php108
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php162
4 rolls of toilet paper Php61
Tube of toothpaste Php79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php317
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php899
2 tickets to the movies Php503
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,967
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,776
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php254
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php156
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php92
iPod nano 16GB Php12,256
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,287
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,944 prices entered by 286 different people.
Latest price update: August 18, 2017.

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