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Cost of Living in Philippines

Cost of living in Philippines is 52.79% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Philippines is 81.92% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 125.00 ₱ 85.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 ₱ 450.00-1,100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 120.00 ₱ 90.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 ₱ 35.00-60.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 85.00 ₱ 65.00-150.00
Cappuccino (regular) 97.50 ₱ 60.00-125.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 22.77 ₱ 12.00-35.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.97 ₱ 10.00-24.16
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 288.88 ₱ 253.62-325.55
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 45.55 ₱ 32.00-58.97
Rice (white), (1 lb) 20.12 ₱ 18.14-22.68
Eggs (12) 70.70 ₱ 60.00-81.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 128.59 ₱ 55.00-226.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 67.93 ₱ 54.43-88.45
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 108.80 ₱ 81.65-136.08
Apples (1 lb) 48.55 ₱ 31.75-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 24.45 ₱ 15.88-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 43.85 ₱ 27.22-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 22.59 ₱ 13.61-34.02
Potato (1 lb) 29.62 ₱ 18.14-40.82
Onion (1 lb) 28.26 ₱ 18.14-40.82
Lettuce (1 head) 49.40 ₱ 25.00-90.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 34.16 ₱ 25.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250.00 ₱ 180.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 40.11 ₱ 30.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 79.26 ₱ 50.00-110.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 60.00 ₱ 50.00-75.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.50 ₱ 7.50-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 500.00 ₱ 250.00-900.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ₱ 35.00-40.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.14 ₱ 16.09-64.37
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 ₱ 100.00-210.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 150.21 ₱ 128.70-170.34
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 900,000.00 ₱ 800,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 943,523.81 ₱ 750,000.00-1,100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,800.72 ₱ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.26 ₱ 6.00-8.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,201.93 ₱ 1,299.00-3,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,495.02 ₱ 800.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 212.76 ₱ 100.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 ₱ 150.00-250.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,085.18 ₱ 1,200.00-3,399.50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,330.84 ₱ 724.81-2,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,678.86 ₱ 3,000.00-4,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,612.49 ₱ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,926.70 ₱ 5,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,910.98 ₱ 3,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 19,976.52 ₱ 10,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,504.96 ₱ 6,500.00-20,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,947.28 ₱ 2,787.07-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,658.99 ₱ 1,858.05-5,693.57
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 15,430.97 ₱
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.49 5.00-11.00

Prices in Philippines

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Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in Philippines

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Makati 46.83 31.86 39.77 42.74 29.88 43.02
Manila 40.33 16.21 28.95 36.84 25.08 45.15
Cebu 39.17 12.05 26.38 38.32 24.34 27.15
Quezon City 34.79 7.93 22.13 30.92 20.06 42.76
Davao 31.71 5.74 19.46 29.46 15.30 41.21
Valenzuela 30.39 3.36 17.64 30.18 15.13 37.98
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