Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 19.56% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 15.01% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Manila are 5.18% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 2.99% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Manila are 21.21% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 24.11% lower than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.13 $
(70.00 ฿)
3.90 $
(200.00 ₱)
     +83.37 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 27.36 $
(900.00 ฿)
23.41 $
(1,200.00 ₱)
     -14.43 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.02 $
(198.19 ฿)
3.12 $
(160.00 ₱)
     -48.19 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.40 $
(79.00 ฿)
1.56 $
(80.00 ₱)
     -35.01 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.95 $
(130.00 ฿)
2.10 $
(107.50 ₱)
     -46.93 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.26 $
(74.36 ฿)
2.71 $
(138.92 ₱)
     +19.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.67 $
(21.93 ฿)
0.92 $
(47.02 ₱)
     +37.59 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 $
(9.25 ฿)
0.59 $
(30.07 ₱)
     +108.63 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.44 $
(211.71 ฿)
6.55 $
(335.75 ₱)
     +1.78 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.25 $
(41.29 ฿)
1.17 $
(60.05 ₱)
     -6.65 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.62 $
(20.35 ฿)
0.45 $
(22.81 ₱)
     -28.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.02 $
(66.42 ฿)
1.88 $
(96.23 ₱)
     -7.02 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8.24 $
(271.06 ฿)
2.31 $
(118.24 ₱)
     -72.01 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.16 $
(38.27 ฿)
1.86 $
(95.52 ₱)
     +60.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.74 $
(156.06 ฿)
3.19 $
(163.29 ₱)
     -32.85 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.49 $
(49.01 ฿)
1.23 $
(62.89 ₱)
     -17.65 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.77 $
(25.49 ฿)
0.71 $
(36.57 ₱)
     -7.93 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.88 $
(28.95 ฿)
1.28 $
(65.48 ₱)
     +45.15 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.62 $
(20.51 ฿)
0.72 $
(36.79 ₱)
     +15.15 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 $
(18.87 ฿)
0.91 $
(46.70 ₱)
     +58.85 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 $
(17.35 ฿)
0.86 $
(43.86 ₱)
     +62.22 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.06 $
(34.71 ฿)
1.59 $
(81.45 ₱)
     +50.59 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 $
(16.99 ฿)
0.73 $
(37.38 ₱)
     +41.22 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.00 $
(625.00 ฿)
9.95 $
(510.00 ₱)
     -47.63 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.83 $
(60.12 ฿)
1.16 $
(59.44 ₱)
     -36.54 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.18 $
(104.64 ฿)
1.98 $
(101.54 ₱)
     -37.72 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.41 $
(145.00 ฿)
2.73 $
(140.00 ₱)
     -38.03 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.31 $
(43.00 ฿)
0.49 $
(25.00 ₱)
     -62.69 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 39.52 $
(1,300.00 ฿)
13.21 $
(677.00 ₱)
     -66.58 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.06 $
(35.00 ฿)
0.78 $
(40.00 ₱)
     -26.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.91 $
(62.76 ฿)
0.43 $
(22.00 ₱)
     -77.50 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.47 $
(180.00 ฿)
2.34 $
(120.00 ₱)
     -57.21 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.87 $
(127.33 ฿)
4.20 $
(215.24 ₱)
     +8.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 54,714.62 $
(1,800,000.00 ฿)
25,360.90 $
(1,300,000.00 ₱)
     -53.65 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,257.73 $
(896,724.10 ฿)
23,860.71 $
(1,223,100.00 ₱)
     -12.46 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 74.81 $
(2,461.08 ฿)
114.05 $
(5,846.41 ₱)
     +52.46 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.05 $
(1.56 ฿)
0.16 $
(8.17 ₱)
     +236.66 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 17.24 $
(567.21 ฿)
49.12 $
(2,518.09 ₱)
     +184.92 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.34 $
(1,919.32 ฿)
52.67 $
(2,699.92 ₱)
     -9.72 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.83 $
(323.53 ฿)
5.80 $
(297.14 ₱)
     -41.06 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.30 $
(240.00 ฿)
5.85 $
(300.00 ₱)
     -19.78 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 425.30 $
(13,991.67 ฿)
239.21 $
(12,261.90 ₱)
     -43.76 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,850.79 $
(521,458.78 ฿)
10,311.58 $
(528,571.43 ₱)
     -34.95 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.69 $
(1,930.75 ฿)
47.55 $
(2,437.50 ₱)
     -18.98 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.01 $
(1,053.19 ฿)
29.32 $
(1,502.78 ₱)
     -8.42 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.95 $
(2,893.33 ฿)
79.98 $
(4,100.00 ₱)
     -9.06 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 84.75 $
(2,788.00 ฿)
68.11 $
(3,491.18 ₱)
     -19.63 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 570.87 $
(18,780.55 ฿)
634.49 $
(32,524.05 ₱)
     +11.14 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 288.77 $
(9,500.00 ฿)
335.54 $
(17,200.00 ₱)
     +16.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,260.78 $
(74,375.00 ฿)
2,011.80 $
(103,125.00 ₱)
     -11.01 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 983.19 $
(32,344.83 ฿)
923.40 $
(47,333.33 ₱)
     -6.08 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 475.50 $
(15,642.87 ฿)
374.10 $
(19,176.26 ₱)
     -21.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 221.50 $
(7,286.77 ฿)
257.38 $
(13,193.49 ₱)
     +16.20 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 688.17 $
(22,639.44 ฿)
443.82 $
(22,750.00 ₱)
     -35.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.24 8.06      +53.98 %
Last update: January 2022January 2022
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