Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php254
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php170
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php105
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php83
12 eggs, large Php100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php157
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php130
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php82
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php52
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php513
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php76
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php52,878
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php25,841
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,933
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,279
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,384
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,771
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,777
40” flat screen TV Php29,345
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,956
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php299
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,022
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,590
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,286
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,488
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,144,010
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php52
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,522
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php305
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php164
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php507
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php974
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php115
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php186
4 rolls of toilet paper Php77
Tube of toothpaste Php88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php232
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php892
2 tickets to the movies Php525
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,576
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,571
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php295
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php158
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php101
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,730
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,458
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php92
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,991 prices entered by 271 different people.
Latest price update: November 18, 2018.

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