Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php247
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php163
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php94
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php76
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php158
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php130
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php88
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php43
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php575
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php52,827
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php28,191
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 Php32,572
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php18,918
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,388
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,909
40” flat screen TV Php29,536
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php7,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php319
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php166
Clothes [Edit]
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) Php4,282
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,593
Transportation [Edit]
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 Php1,560
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php124
Personal Care [Edit]
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) Php593
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.) Php176
4 rolls of toilet paper Php57
Tube of toothpaste Php78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php315
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php950
2 tickets to the movies Php504
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,218
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,876
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php272
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php161
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php116
iPod nano 16GB Php9,942
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,319
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,094 prices entered by 262 different people.
Latest price update: April 27, 2017.

Manila position in our World Ranking

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175th
out of 219
asia
9th
out of 22

Cheapest and most expensive products in Manila compared to other cities:

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