Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

List of prices in Manila, Philippines. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php260 ($4.92)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php171 ($3.23)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php109 ($2.06)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php80 ($1.52)
12 eggs, large Php100 ($1.90)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php68 ($1.29)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php157 ($2.98)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php137 ($2.59)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php85 ($1.61)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php51 ($0.97)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php512 ($10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php76 ($1.43)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php52 ($0.99)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php54,056 ($1,024)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,278 ($498)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,014 ($76)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,599 ($617)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,352 ($329)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,663 ($50)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,767 ($33)
40” flat screen TV Php28,263 ($535)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,956 ($94)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php299 ($5.66)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php200 ($3.80)
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,024 ($38)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,590 ($30)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,203 ($80)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,488 ($66)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,131,580 ($21,433)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php53 ($1.00)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,562 ($30)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php305 ($5.78)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php157 ($2.97)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php507 ($10)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php870 ($16)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219 ($4.15)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php113 ($2.13)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php194 ($3.68)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php77 ($1.45)
Tube of toothpaste Php88 ($1.66)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php213 ($4.03)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php892 ($17)
2 tickets to the movies Php525 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,576 ($49)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,620 ($31)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php289 ($5.48)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php158 ($3.00)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php100 ($1.89)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,730 ($506)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.16)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,397 ($45)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php92 ($1.74)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,920 prices entered by 271 different people.
Latest price update: December 09, 2018.

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