Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php238 ($4.66)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php165 ($3.23)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php104 ($2.04)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php82 ($1.60)
12 eggs, large Php92 ($1.80)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php68 ($1.33)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php163 ($3.19)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php130 ($2.54)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php85 ($1.66)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php46 ($0.91)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php395 ($8)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php61 ($1.19)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54 ($1.06)
Housing [Edit]
PHP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php50,063 ($980)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php28,765 ($563)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,689 ($72)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php29,055 ($569)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,677 ($326)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,069 ($60)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,915 ($37)
40” flat screen TV Php29,042 ($568)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,322 ($85)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php288 ($5.65)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php136 ($2.66)
Clothes [Edit]
PHP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,458 ($48)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,751 ($34)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,507 ($88)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,277 ($64)
Transportation [Edit]
PHP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,301,790 ($25,475)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php46 ($0.90)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,627 ($32)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php125 ($2.44)
Personal Care [Edit]
PHP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php144 ($2.82)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php433 ($8)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php539 ($11)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php207 ($4.05)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php101 ($1.98)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php132 ($2.58)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php53 ($1.04)
Tube of toothpaste Php79 ($1.55)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php296 ($5.79)
Entertainment [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php780 ($15)
2 tickets to the movies Php525 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,056 ($40)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,782 ($35)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php281 ($5.51)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php154 ($3.02)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php90 ($1.76)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php31,544 ($617)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.16)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,018 ($39)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php75 ($1.47)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,796 prices entered by 280 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2018.

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