Cost of living in Santiago, Philippines

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Php175
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Php169
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Php150
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Php74
12 eggs, large Php70
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Php59
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Php160
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Php225
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Php90
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Php28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Php105
2 liters of Coca-Cola Php50
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Php25
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Php15,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Php2,750
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Php2,450
40” flat screen TV Php55,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Php3,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Php300
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Php2,050
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Php450
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Php3,333
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Php2,500
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Php1,000,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Php50
Monthly ticket public transport Php1,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Php100
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Php150
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Php75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Php80
4 rolls of toilet paper Php100
Tube of toothpaste Php20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Php140
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Php500
2 tickets to the movies Php300
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Php500
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Php725
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Php150
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Php95
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Php50
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district Php750
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Php58
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 03, 2013.

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