Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

Lunchtime menu in the business district Php277
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php159
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php107
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81
12 eggs, large Php93
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php60
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php207
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php159
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php110
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php47
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php485
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php55
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php71,169
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,592
Internet 8MB (1 month) Php2,760
40” flat screen TV Php32,108
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Php4,856
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php316
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php254
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,404
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Php1,510
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Php3,860
1 pair of leather business shoes Php3,517
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,136,030
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php43
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,231
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Php323
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Php185
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php462
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php153
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php186
4 rolls of toilet paper Php70
Tube of toothpaste Php102
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php239
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php995
2 tickets to the movies Php442
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,020
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Php1,898
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php278
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php152
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php67
iPod nano 16GB Php9,917
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php7
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,901
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php67
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,084 prices entered by 602 different people.
Latest price update: December 01, 2015.

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