Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

List of prices in Manila, Philippines. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php238
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php172
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php110
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php96
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php134
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php129
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php84
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php494
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php50
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php55,762
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,172
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,768
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,444
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,355
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,855
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,671
40” flat screen TV Php27,976
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,234
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php328
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php252
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,075
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,654
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,207
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,616
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,180,200
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php52
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,405
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php330
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php157
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php507
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php850
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php115
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php194
4 rolls of toilet paper Php73
Tube of toothpaste Php88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php208
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php874
2 tickets to the movies Php515
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,106
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,571
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php289
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php158
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php99
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,730
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,516
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php94
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,903 prices entered by 269 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2019.

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