Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php239
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php163
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php105
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php91
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php80
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php147
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php131
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php44
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php567
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php66
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php51,605
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php29,146
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,906
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,956
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php18,082
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,388
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,894
40” flat screen TV Php29,536
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php7,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php324
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php165
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,483
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,765
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,295
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,913
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,492,830
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php44
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,501
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php112
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php266
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php371
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php575
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php216
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php117
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php186
4 rolls of toilet paper Php60
Tube of toothpaste Php78
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php316
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php911
2 tickets to the movies Php510
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,218
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,892
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php283
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php160
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php111
iPod nano 16GB Php9,942
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,534
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php73
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,025 prices entered by 276 different people.
Latest price update: June 26, 2017.

Manila position in our World Ranking

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214th
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9th
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