Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php256
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php169
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php103
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82
12 eggs, large Php101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php67
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php158
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php134
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php529
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php61,556
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,484
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,171
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php33,422
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,235
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,287
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,728
40” flat screen TV Php29,929
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,587
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php264
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php1,931
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,519
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,080
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,335
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,102,320
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php50
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,438
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php364
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php156
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php443
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php809
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php226
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php103
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php137
4 rolls of toilet paper Php68
Tube of toothpaste Php80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php193
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php851
2 tickets to the movies Php520
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,567
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,713
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php301
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php151
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php102
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php27,457
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,547
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php87
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,911 prices entered by 280 different people.
Latest price update: September 23, 2018.

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