Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php226 ($4.47)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php160 ($3.17)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php106 ($2.11)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82 ($1.63)
12 eggs, large Php92 ($1.82)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php83 ($1.64)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php155 ($3.08)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php127 ($2.52)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php92 ($1.83)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php46 ($0.91)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php382 ($8)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php63 ($1.25)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php49 ($0.97)
Housing [Edit]
PHP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php48,534 ($962)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php28,031 ($556)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,702 ($73)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php28,839 ($572)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,977 ($337)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,206 ($64)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,808 ($36)
40” flat screen TV Php28,563 ($566)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php5,176 ($103)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php281 ($5.56)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php135 ($2.67)
Clothes [Edit]
PHP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,421 ($48)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,707 ($34)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,556 ($90)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,357 ($67)
Transportation [Edit]
PHP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,382,440 ($27,413)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php45 ($0.90)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,545 ($31)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php96 ($1.90)
Personal Care [Edit]
PHP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php142 ($2.81)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php443 ($9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php558 ($11)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php196 ($3.88)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php99 ($1.97)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php116 ($2.30)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php54 ($1.07)
Tube of toothpaste Php78 ($1.55)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php290 ($5.75)
Entertainment [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php779 ($15)
2 tickets to the movies Php529 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,056 ($41)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,723 ($34)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php267 ($5.30)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php156 ($3.10)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php86 ($1.71)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php29,308 ($581)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.15)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,943 ($39)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php74 ($1.47)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,021 prices entered by 297 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2017.

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