Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php312
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php154
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php90
12 eggs, large Php97
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php208
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php134
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php54
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php641
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php77
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php66
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php54,858
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php28,929
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,732
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php35,978
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,956
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php4,327
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,463
40” flat screen TV Php32,913
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php6,358
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php404
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php276
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,396
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,744
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php5,160
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,693
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,407,680
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php41
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,511
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php258
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php208
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php480
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php685
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php321
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php123
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php181
4 rolls of toilet paper Php67
Tube of toothpaste Php96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php271
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,007
2 tickets to the movies Php505
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php3,908
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php2,561
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php323
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php167
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php104
iPod nano 16GB Php7,563
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php9
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,677
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php72
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,447 prices entered by 213 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2016.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
183rd
out of 264
asia
9th
out of 27

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

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