Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php248
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php157
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php80
12 eggs, large Php93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php78
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php171
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php135
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php606
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php50
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php51,679
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,689
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,777
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php33,525
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php20,665
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,489
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,916
40” flat screen TV Php30,914
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,461
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php298
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php154
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,636
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,701
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,430
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,563
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,650,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php42
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,400
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php359
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php179
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php397
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php576
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php276
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php121
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php141
4 rolls of toilet paper Php55
Tube of toothpaste Php81
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php310
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php874
2 tickets to the movies Php517
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,225
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,888
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php286
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php162
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php124
iPod nano 16GB Php10,009
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php3,192
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php72
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,890 prices entered by 255 different people.
Latest price update: February 20, 2017.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
173rd
out of 218
asia
9th
out of 22

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

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