Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php244
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php159
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php155
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php136
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php575
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php52,705
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,903
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,789
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,661
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php19,246
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,271
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,894
40” flat screen TV Php29,300
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php7,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php318
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php167
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,372
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,836
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,375
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,593
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,450,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php43
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,602
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php177
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php176
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php371
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php575
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php231
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php117
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php141
4 rolls of toilet paper Php57
Tube of toothpaste Php78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php306
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php866
2 tickets to the movies Php508
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,312
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,837
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php284
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php163
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php117
iPod nano 16GB Php9,942
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,561
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,054 prices entered by 260 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2017.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
169th
out of 214
asia
9th
out of 23

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