Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php251 ($4.69)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php168 ($3.13)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php102 ($1.90)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82 ($1.52)
12 eggs, large Php98 ($1.82)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php70 ($1.31)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php157 ($2.93)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php138 ($2.57)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php85 ($1.60)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php53 ($0.98)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php494 ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php71 ($1.32)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php49 ($0.91)
Housing [Edit]
PHP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php55,964 ($1,045)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,019 ($504)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,033 ($75)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php30,635 ($572)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,156 ($302)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,960 ($55)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,758 ($33)
40” flat screen TV Php31,215 ($583)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,362 ($81)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php246 ($4.60)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php200 ($3.74)
Clothes [Edit]
PHP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php1,952 ($36)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,570 ($29)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,200 ($78)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,371 ($63)
Transportation [Edit]
PHP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,095,460 ($20,451)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php50 ($0.93)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,815 ($34)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php392 ($7)
Personal Care [Edit]
PHP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php186 ($3.47)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php548 ($10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php809 ($15)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php203 ($3.79)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php103 ($1.93)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php118 ($2.19)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php68 ($1.27)
Tube of toothpaste Php81 ($1.52)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php197 ($3.67)
Entertainment [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php863 ($16)
2 tickets to the movies Php541 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,720 ($32)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,567 ($29)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php298 ($5.56)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php157 ($2.93)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php99 ($1.85)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php27,457 ($513)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.15)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,241 ($42)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php88 ($1.64)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,890 prices entered by 278 different people.
Latest price update: August 15, 2018.

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