Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

List of prices in Manila, Philippines. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php244 ($4.64)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php172 ($3.27)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php111 ($2.12)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php83 ($1.57)
12 eggs, large Php99 ($1.88)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php67 ($1.28)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php136 ($2.60)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php131 ($2.50)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php85 ($1.62)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php50 ($0.96)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php490 ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php79 ($1.50)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php49 ($0.94)
Housing [Edit]
PHP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php59,137 ($1,127)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,808 ($511)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,900 ($74)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php33,765 ($644)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,486 ($333)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,866 ($55)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,693 ($32)
40” flat screen TV Php27,976 ($533)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,144 ($98)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php328 ($6)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php251 ($4.78)
Clothes [Edit]
PHP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,170 ($41)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,625 ($31)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,235 ($81)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,553 ($68)
Transportation [Edit]
PHP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,121,370 ($21,372)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php54 ($1.02)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,356 ($26)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php325 ($6)
Personal Care [Edit]
PHP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php157 ($2.99)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php507 ($10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php821 ($16)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219 ($4.18)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php105 ($2.01)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php204 ($3.88)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php73 ($1.40)
Tube of toothpaste Php87 ($1.67)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php212 ($4.04)
Entertainment [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php914 ($17)
2 tickets to the movies Php528 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,106 ($21)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,608 ($31)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php289 ($5.51)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php158 ($3.01)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php99 ($1.88)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,730 ($509)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.15)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,420 ($46)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php94 ($1.80)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,745 prices entered by 239 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2019

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