Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php266
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php153
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php106
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php80
12 eggs, large Php101
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php81
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php156
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php142
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php96
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php608
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php68
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php52
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php51,701
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,268
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,523
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php34,832
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php19,048
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,261
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,789
40” flat screen TV Php27,129
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php6,741
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php284
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php180
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,407
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,755
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,550
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,585
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,953,230
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php41
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,395
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php238
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php144
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php378
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php592
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php384
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php121
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php172
4 rolls of toilet paper Php59
Tube of toothpaste Php75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php253
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php1,079
2 tickets to the movies Php509
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,142
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,871
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php301
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php160
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php116
iPod nano 16GB Php8,691
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,378
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php70
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,697 prices entered by 246 different people.
Latest price update: January 23, 2017.

Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
174th
out of 223
asia
10th
out of 24

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

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