Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

How expensive is Manila compared to the World?

  • 289th out of 344 in the World
  • 13th out of 33 in Asia

All the prices in Manila

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Food [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php262 ($4.92)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php170 ($3.19)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php102 ($1.90)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php81 ($1.52)
12 eggs, large Php98 ($1.84)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php70 ($1.32)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php157 ($2.95)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php134 ($2.52)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php88 ($1.66)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php51 ($0.96)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php511 ($10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php69 ($1.30)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php49 ($0.92)
Housing [Edit]
PHP USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php56,032 ($1,051)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php27,021 ($507)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php3,955 ($74)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php31,349 ($588)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php16,006 ($300)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php3,233 ($61)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,813 ($34)
40” flat screen TV Php31,172 ($585)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,151 ($78)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php258 ($4.84)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php224 ($4.20)
Clothes [Edit]
PHP USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php1,978 ($37)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,531 ($29)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,164 ($78)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,403 ($64)
Transportation [Edit]
PHP USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,104,880 ($20,729)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php49 ($0.92)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,990 ($37)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php422 ($8)
Personal Care [Edit]
PHP USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php130 ($2.43)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php646 ($12)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php826 ($16)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php230 ($4.31)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php90 ($1.69)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php108 ($2.02)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php71 ($1.34)
Tube of toothpaste Php80 ($1.50)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php215 ($4.03)
Entertainment [Edit]
PHP USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php846 ($16)
2 tickets to the movies Php535 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,117 ($21)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,569 ($29)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php267 ($5.01)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php159 ($2.97)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php83 ($1.55)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php27,192 ($510)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.15)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,200 ($41)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php82 ($1.54)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,761 prices entered by 272 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2018.

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Manila position in our World Ranking

the world
289th
out of 344
asia
13th
out of 33

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