Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php299
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php154
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php106
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php83
12 eggs, large Php101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php66
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php204
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php154
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php107
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php50
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php656
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php57
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php57,518
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,320
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,054
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php33,699
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,645
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,412
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,578
40” flat screen TV Php30,766
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,746
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php295
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php216
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,399
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,676
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,342
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,505
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,588,160
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php41
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,436
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php224
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php164
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php552
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php563
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php385
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php130
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php191
4 rolls of toilet paper Php70
Tube of toothpaste Php98
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php257
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,031
2 tickets to the movies Php498
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,847
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php2,706
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php303
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php169
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php91
iPod nano 16GB Php10,607
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,924
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php72
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,417 prices entered by 206 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2016.

Manila position in our World Ranking

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184th
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8th
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