Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php257 ($4.92)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php170 ($3.26)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php107 ($2.05)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php79 ($1.52)
12 eggs, large Php92 ($1.76)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php72 ($1.38)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php159 ($3.04)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php127 ($2.44)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php81 ($1.56)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php51 ($0.98)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php474 ($9)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php68 ($1.30)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php52 ($1.00)
Housing [Edit]
PHP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php55,043 ($1,054)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php28,595 ($548)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,663 ($70)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php29,413 ($563)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php15,225 ($292)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,565 ($49)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,893 ($36)
40” flat screen TV Php30,573 ($585)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php3,909 ($75)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php256 ($4.91)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php283 ($5.42)
Clothes [Edit]
PHP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,138 ($41)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,551 ($30)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,034 ($77)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,159 ($60)
Transportation [Edit]
PHP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,255,730 ($24,047)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php47 ($0.90)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,697 ($32)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php413 ($8)
Personal Care [Edit]
PHP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php117 ($2.25)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php548 ($11)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php902 ($17)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php267 ($5.12)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php98 ($1.87)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php123 ($2.36)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php63 ($1.20)
Tube of toothpaste Php84 ($1.61)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php265 ($5.07)
Entertainment [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php789 ($15)
2 tickets to the movies Php538 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,098 ($21)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,605 ($31)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php246 ($4.70)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php155 ($2.97)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php74 ($1.42)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php24,276 ($465)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php9 ($0.17)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php1,995 ($38)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php79 ($1.52)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,577 prices entered by 284 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2018.

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