Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 17.82% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 10.37% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Manila are 6.96% higher than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 0.97% lower than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Manila are 20.77% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 31.58% lower than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 70.00 ฿
(105.17 ₱)
133.11 ฿
(200.00 ₱)
     +90.16 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 ฿
(1,352.24 ₱)
798.68 ฿
(1,200.00 ₱)
     -11.26 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(300.50 ₱)
106.49 ฿
(160.00 ₱)
     -46.75 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 78.46 ฿
(117.89 ₱)
53.25 ฿
(80.00 ₱)
     -32.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 145.00 ฿
(217.86 ₱)
79.87 ฿
(120.00 ₱)
     -44.92 %
Cappuccino (regular) 72.22 ฿
(108.51 ₱)
88.18 ฿
(132.49 ₱)
     +22.10 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 21.16 ฿
(31.80 ₱)
31.04 ฿
(46.63 ₱)
     +46.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 9.44 ฿
(14.18 ₱)
19.81 ฿
(29.76 ₱)
     +109.86 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 191.11 ฿
(287.14 ₱)
221.94 ฿
(333.46 ₱)
     +16.13 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 40.21 ฿
(60.42 ₱)
38.93 ฿
(58.50 ₱)
     -3.18 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.75 ฿
(28.17 ₱)
15.37 ฿
(23.09 ₱)
     -18.02 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 64.34 ฿
(96.68 ₱)
64.13 ฿
(96.36 ₱)
     -0.33 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 298.66 ฿
(448.72 ₱)
81.96 ฿
(123.14 ₱)
     -72.56 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 36.43 ฿
(54.74 ₱)
63.78 ฿
(95.82 ₱)
     +75.05 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 141.00 ฿
(211.85 ₱)
102.14 ฿
(153.47 ₱)
     -27.56 %
Apples (1 lb) 47.26 ฿
(71.01 ₱)
38.67 ฿
(58.10 ₱)
     -18.18 %
Banana (1 lb) 23.06 ฿
(34.64 ₱)
24.62 ฿
(36.99 ₱)
     +6.76 %
Oranges (1 lb) 29.68 ฿
(44.59 ₱)
39.82 ฿
(59.83 ₱)
     +34.18 %
Tomato (1 lb) 20.20 ฿
(30.35 ₱)
26.07 ฿
(39.17 ₱)
     +29.06 %
Potato (1 lb) 19.23 ฿
(28.89 ₱)
31.40 ฿
(47.17 ₱)
     +63.29 %
Onion (1 lb) 17.34 ฿
(26.05 ₱)
29.85 ฿
(44.84 ₱)
     +72.12 %
Lettuce (1 head) 36.05 ฿
(54.16 ₱)
50.98 ฿
(76.59 ₱)
     +41.42 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 17.59 ฿
(26.42 ₱)
25.29 ฿
(37.99 ₱)
     +43.79 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 650.00 ฿
(976.61 ₱)
332.78 ฿
(500.00 ₱)
     -48.80 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 59.46 ฿
(89.34 ₱)
39.76 ฿
(59.74 ₱)
     -33.14 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 110.48 ฿
(165.99 ₱)
67.32 ฿
(101.15 ₱)
     -39.06 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 145.00 ฿
(217.86 ₱)
80.53 ฿
(121.00 ₱)
     -44.46 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 ฿
(60.10 ₱)
16.64 ฿
(25.00 ₱)
     -58.40 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,350.00 ฿
(2,028.35 ₱)
450.59 ฿
(677.00 ₱)
     -66.62 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(52.59 ₱)
26.62 ฿
(40.00 ₱)
     -23.94 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 62.76 ฿
(94.30 ₱)
14.46 ฿
(21.73 ₱)
     -76.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 ฿
(225.37 ₱)
79.87 ฿
(120.00 ₱)
     -46.75 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 109.85 ฿
(165.05 ₱)
129.70 ฿
(194.87 ₱)
     +18.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,790,000.00 ฿
(2,689,447.35 ₱)
865,233.52 ฿
(1,300,000.00 ₱)
     -51.66 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 898,199.96 ฿
(1,349,531.57 ₱)
715,788.75 ฿
(1,075,461.54 ₱)
     -20.31 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,652.49 ฿
(3,985.33 ₱)
3,971.40 ฿
(5,966.97 ₱)
     +49.72 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.77 ฿
(2.66 ₱)
5.24 ฿
(7.87 ₱)
     +195.81 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 578.24 ฿
(868.80 ₱)
1,645.64 ฿
(2,472.55 ₱)
     +184.59 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,920.00 ฿
(2,884.77 ₱)
1,804.81 ฿
(2,711.71 ₱)
     -6.00 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 286.84 ฿
(430.98 ₱)
197.77 ฿
(297.14 ₱)
     -31.05 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 220.00 ฿
(330.55 ₱)
199.67 ฿
(300.00 ₱)
     -9.24 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 10,644.93 ฿
(15,993.84 ₱)
7,238.01 ฿
(10,875.00 ₱)
     -32.01 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 518,692.31 ฿
(779,327.18 ₱)
357,740.78 ฿
(537,500.00 ₱)
     -31.03 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,880.66 ฿
(2,825.66 ₱)
1,615.95 ฿
(2,427.94 ₱)
     -14.08 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,093.82 ฿
(1,643.45 ₱)
1,000.20 ฿
(1,502.78 ₱)
     -8.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,908.57 ฿
(4,370.08 ₱)
2,837.72 ฿
(4,263.64 ₱)
     -2.44 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,715.00 ฿
(4,079.25 ₱)
2,681.83 ฿
(4,029.41 ₱)
     -1.22 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 18,756.76 ฿
(28,181.74 ₱)
22,977.97 ฿
(34,524.05 ₱)
     +22.51 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,890.62 ฿
(13,358.03 ₱)
10,353.22 ฿
(15,555.56 ₱)
     +16.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 68,793.10 ฿
(103,360.58 ₱)
70,652.20 ฿
(106,153.85 ₱)
     +2.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,454.55 ฿
(42,752.52 ₱)
30,974.34 ฿
(46,538.46 ₱)
     +8.86 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,031.83 ฿
(24,087.58 ₱)
10,560.61 ฿
(15,867.15 ₱)
     -34.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 7,279.82 ฿
(10,937.82 ₱)
7,809.84 ฿
(11,734.16 ₱)
     +7.28 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,442.96 ฿
(35,222.69 ₱)
14,376.19 ฿
(21,600.00 ₱)
     -38.68 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.34 8.06      +51.03 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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