Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php226
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php160
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php106
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php83
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php155
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php127
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php92
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php46
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php382
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php49
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php48,534
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php28,031
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,702
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php28,839
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,977
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,206
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,808
40” flat screen TV Php28,563
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,176
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php281
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php135
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,421
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,707
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,556
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,357
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,382,440
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php45
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,545
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php96
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php142
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php443
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php558
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php196
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php99
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php116
4 rolls of toilet paper Php54
Tube of toothpaste Php78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php290
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php779
2 tickets to the movies Php529
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,056
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,723
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php267
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php156
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php86
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php29,308
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,943
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php74
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,016 prices entered by 294 different people.
Latest price update: December 17, 2017.

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