Cost of living in Manila, Philippines

List of prices in Manila, Philippines. Current as of Aug 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php249
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php168
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php109
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php87
12 eggs, large Php86
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php72
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php197
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php125
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php84
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php48
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php470
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php54
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php67,062
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Php33,306
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php4,081
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Php36,283
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Php18,715
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Php2,474
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php1,607
40” flat screen TV Php22,387
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php4,755
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php322
Hourly rate for cleaning help Php471
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,776
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php1,824
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php4,926
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php3,547
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,287,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php53
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,215
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Php312
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php157
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Php507
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Php870
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php219
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php105
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php162
4 rolls of toilet paper Php68
Tube of toothpaste Php85
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php234
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php908
2 tickets to the movies Php529
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php1,056
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php1,619
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php372
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php156
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php70
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Php26,733
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Php8
1 month of gym membership in business district Php2,820
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php90
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,222 prices entered by 184 different people.
Latest price update: August 23, 2019

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