Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php313
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php154
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php111
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php86
12 eggs, large Php100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php207
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php136
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php77
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php676
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php79
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php64
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php56,533
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php29,227
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php5,159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php35,717
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,616
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php4,025
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,442
40” flat screen TV Php29,864
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,750
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php310
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php256
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,529
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,650
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,572
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,982
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,437,350
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php40
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,434
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php236
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php169
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php477
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php622
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php363
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php124
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php168
4 rolls of toilet paper Php65
Tube of toothpaste Php92
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php260
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php992
2 tickets to the movies Php504
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 Php2,644
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php332
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php168
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php109
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 1,466 prices entered by 210 different people.
Latest price update: July 29, 2016.

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