Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

How expensive is Manila compared to the World?

  • 287th out of 342 in the World
  • 15th out of 35 in Asia

List of prices in Manila

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php249 ($4.62)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php168 ($3.12)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php105 ($1.94)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php83 ($1.54)
12 eggs, large Php102 ($1.89)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php67 ($1.25)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php158 ($2.93)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php132 ($2.44)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php85 ($1.58)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php54 ($0.99)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php534 ($10)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php76 ($1.41)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php55 ($1.01)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php58,687 ($1,089)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php26,960 ($500)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,077 ($76)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php32,238 ($598)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php17,688 ($328)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,973 ($55)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,797 ($33)
40” flat screen TV Php30,605 ($568)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,630 ($86)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php283 ($5.25)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php200 ($3.72)
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) Php1,566 ($29)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,265 ($79)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,458 ($64)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,063,720 ($19,737)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php52 ($0.97)
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,635 ($30)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php315 ($5.85)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php164 ($3.04)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php477 ($9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php943 ($17)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219 ($4.07)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php115 ($2.13)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php174 ($3.23)
4 rolls of toilet paper Php78 ($1.45)
Tube of toothpaste Php83 ($1.54)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php232 ($4.30)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php899 ($17)
2 tickets to the movies Php529 ($10)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php2,734 ($51)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,644 ($31)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php306 ($5.68)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php157 ($2.92)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php103 ($1.92)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,730 ($496)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8 ($0.15)
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,485 ($46)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php90 ($1.68)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,924 prices entered by 276 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2018.

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