Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php262
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php170
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php102
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php98
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php157
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php134
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php511
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php69
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php49
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php54,592
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,021
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,955
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php31,349
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,006
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,233
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,813
40” flat screen TV Php31,172
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,151
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php258
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php224
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php1,978
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,531
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,164
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,403
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,104,880
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php49
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,990
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php422
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php130
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php646
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php826
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php230
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php90
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php108
4 rolls of toilet paper Php71
Tube of toothpaste Php80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php215
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php846
2 tickets to the movies Php535
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,117
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,569
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php267
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php159
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php83
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php27,192
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,200
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php82
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,769 prices entered by 273 different people.
Latest price update: July 20, 2018.

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