Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Manila 

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Cost of Living in Manila is 9.9% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Manila is 8.7% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Manila are 5.5% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 11.7% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Manila are 8.3% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 12.8% lower than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.73 $
(100.00 ฿)
5.10 $
(300.00 ₱)
     +86.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 26.14 $
(958.33 ฿)
25.48 $
(1,500.00 ₱)
     -2.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.45 $
(200.00 ฿)
4.25 $
(250.00 ₱)
     -22.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.18 $
(80.00 ฿)
1.19 $
(70.00 ₱)
     -45.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.80 $
(139.19 ฿)
2.38 $
(140.00 ₱)
     -37.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.28 $
(83.77 ฿)
2.82 $
(166.09 ₱)
     +23.5 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 $
(20.65 ฿)
0.96 $
(56.25 ₱)
     +69.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.30 $
(11.13 ฿)
0.50 $
(29.27 ₱)
     +63.8 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.80 $
(249.42 ฿)
6.77 $
(398.53 ₱)
     -0.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 $
(49.95 ฿)
1.21 $
(71.50 ₱)
     -10.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 $
(23.26 ฿)
0.42 $
(24.97 ₱)
     -33.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.11 $
(77.51 ฿)
2.03 $
(119.48 ₱)
     -4.0 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.77 $
(321.45 ฿)
3.97 $
(233.81 ₱)
     -54.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.22 $
(44.67 ฿)
2.25 $
(132.60 ₱)
     +84.9 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.67 $
(171.16 ฿)
3.74 $
(219.89 ₱)
     -20.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.36 $
(49.77 ฿)
1.44 $
(84.79 ₱)
     +6.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $
(25.20 ฿)
0.77 $
(45.11 ₱)
     +11.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 $
(36.07 ฿)
1.48 $
(87.15 ₱)
     +50.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.76 $
(28.02 ฿)
0.96 $
(56.47 ₱)
     +25.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.68 $
(24.78 ฿)
1.11 $
(65.10 ₱)
     +63.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 $
(21.76 ฿)
1.43 $
(84.37 ₱)
     +141.5 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.18 $
(43.30 ฿)
1.53 $
(90.10 ₱)
     +29.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.44 $
(16.19 ฿)
0.76 $
(44.80 ₱)
     +72.3 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.36 $
(600.00 ฿)
8.49 $
(500.00 ₱)
     -48.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.70 $
(62.41 ฿)
1.37 $
(80.57 ₱)
     -19.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.31 $
(121.44 ฿)
1.62 $
(95.28 ₱)
     -51.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.09 $
(150.00 ฿)
2.97 $
(175.00 ₱)
     -27.3 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.20 $
(43.88 ฿)
0.51 $
(30.00 ₱)
     -57.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.45 $
(1,300.00 ฿)
9.89 $
(582.30 ₱)
     -72.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.95 $
(35.00 ฿)
0.76 $
(45.00 ₱)
     -19.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.87 $
(68.40 ฿)
0.37 $
(21.73 ₱)
     -80.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.45 $
(200.00 ฿)
2.38 $
(140.00 ₱)
     -56.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.20 $
(154.07 ฿)
4.20 $
(247.44 ₱)
     +0.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 54,545.69 $
(2,000,000.00 ฿)
25,479.87 $
(1,500,000.00 ₱)
     -53.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,011.60 $
(917,088.24 ฿)
19,608.89 $
(1,154,375.00 ₱)
     -21.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 90.57 $
(3,320.82 ฿)
125.44 $
(7,384.43 ₱)
     +38.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 12.70 $
(465.74 ฿)
28.48 $
(1,676.46 ₱)
     +124.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 14.42 $
(528.67 ฿)
28.45 $
(1,674.71 ₱)
     +97.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.37 $
(1,993.63 ฿)
41.42 $
(2,438.46 ₱)
     -23.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.91 $
(400.06 ฿)
6.23 $
(366.67 ₱)
     -42.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.82 $
(250.00 ฿)
6.37 $
(375.00 ₱)
     -6.6 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 655.96 $
(24,051.64 ฿)
488.01 $
(28,729.17 ₱)
     -25.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,662.47 $
(464,288.64 ฿)
14,074.60 $
(828,571.43 ₱)
     +11.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.88 $
(2,049.00 ฿)
34.93 $
(2,056.19 ₱)
     -37.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.71 $
(1,382.61 ฿)
27.42 $
(1,614.21 ₱)
     -27.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.15 $
(3,562.33 ฿)
74.42 $
(4,381.19 ₱)
     -23.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.81 $
(3,256.48 ฿)
61.57 $
(3,624.92 ₱)
     -30.7 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 573.53 $
(21,029.41 ฿)
472.54 $
(27,818.14 ₱)
     -17.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 280.84 $
(10,297.37 ฿)
252.18 $
(14,846.08 ₱)
     -10.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,603.93 $
(58,810.34 ฿)
1,620.26 $
(95,384.54 ₱)
     +1.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 794.47 $
(29,130.36 ฿)
730.42 $
(42,999.92 ₱)
     -8.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 486.91 $
(17,853.39 ฿)
358.58 $
(21,109.46 ₱)
     -26.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 219.60 $
(8,052.14 ฿)
255.12 $
(15,019.20 ₱)
     +16.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 630.50 $
(23,118.40 ฿)
502.04 $
(29,555.25 ₱)
     -20.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.08 7.92      +30.2 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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