Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Manila 

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Consumer Prices in Manila are 9.3% lower than in Bangkok (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Manila are 9.9% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Manila are 11.6% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Manila are 9.0% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Manila are 10.3% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Manila is 7.2% lower than in Bangkok
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Restaurants
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 ฿
(155.01 ₱)
161.28 ฿
(250.00 ₱)
     +61.3 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 ฿
(1,550.09 ₱)
967.68 ฿
(1,500.00 ₱)
     -3.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 200.00 ฿
(310.02 ₱)
161.28 ฿
(250.00 ₱)
     -19.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 ฿
(108.51 ₱)
45.16 ฿
(70.00 ₱)
     -35.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 132.77 ฿
(205.81 ₱)
83.87 ฿
(130.00 ₱)
     -36.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 83.23 ฿
(129.01 ₱)
109.67 ฿
(170.00 ₱)
     +31.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.15 ฿
(31.24 ₱)
35.52 ฿
(55.07 ₱)
     +76.3 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 11.94 ฿
(18.51 ₱)
17.36 ฿
(26.91 ₱)
     +45.4 %
Markets
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 225.28 ฿
(349.20 ₱)
254.31 ฿
(394.20 ₱)
     +12.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 50.84 ฿
(78.81 ₱)
45.22 ฿
(70.10 ₱)
     -11.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 23.24 ฿
(36.02 ₱)
16.19 ฿
(25.10 ₱)
     -30.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 75.77 ฿
(117.45 ₱)
78.11 ฿
(121.08 ₱)
     +3.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 326.55 ฿
(506.18 ₱)
119.78 ฿
(185.68 ₱)
     -63.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 50.31 ฿
(77.99 ₱)
84.29 ฿
(130.65 ₱)
     +67.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 177.20 ฿
(274.68 ₱)
131.53 ฿
(203.88 ₱)
     -25.8 %
Apples (1 lb) 48.51 ฿
(75.19 ₱)
52.96 ฿
(82.10 ₱)
     +9.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 21.57 ฿
(33.43 ₱)
29.44 ฿
(45.64 ₱)
     +36.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 36.22 ฿
(56.14 ₱)
55.64 ฿
(86.25 ₱)
     +53.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 24.69 ฿
(38.27 ₱)
32.66 ฿
(50.63 ₱)
     +32.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 23.75 ฿
(36.81 ₱)
40.44 ฿
(62.68 ₱)
     +70.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 21.10 ฿
(32.71 ₱)
50.77 ฿
(78.70 ₱)
     +140.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 43.74 ฿
(67.80 ₱)
54.16 ฿
(83.96 ₱)
     +23.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.85 ฿
(24.57 ₱)
30.55 ฿
(47.35 ₱)
     +92.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 700.00 ฿
(1,085.06 ₱)
322.56 ฿
(500.00 ₱)
     -53.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 61.72 ฿
(95.67 ₱)
49.05 ฿
(76.03 ₱)
     -20.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 117.39 ฿
(181.96 ₱)
55.87 ฿
(86.61 ₱)
     -52.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 150.00 ฿
(232.51 ₱)
109.67 ฿
(170.00 ₱)
     -26.9 %
Transportation
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 44.00 ฿
(68.20 ₱)
19.35 ฿
(30.00 ₱)
     -56.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 ฿
(1,860.11 ₱)
375.65 ฿
(582.30 ₱)
     -68.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿
(54.25 ₱)
29.03 ฿
(45.00 ₱)
     -17.1 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 64.44 ฿
(99.90 ₱)
14.02 ฿
(21.73 ₱)
     -78.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 180.00 ฿
(279.02 ₱)
85.48 ฿
(132.50 ₱)
     -52.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 153.16 ฿
(237.41 ₱)
161.88 ฿
(250.93 ₱)
     +5.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,950,000.00 ฿
(3,022,677.94 ₱)
903,172.63 ฿
(1,400,000.00 ₱)
     -53.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 906,472.22 ฿
(1,405,114.66 ₱)
746,499.83 ฿
(1,157,142.86 ₱)
     -17.6 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,111.88 ฿
(4,823.71 ₱)
4,490.86 ฿
(6,961.24 ₱)
     +44.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 469.58 ฿
(727.89 ₱)
1,276.96 ฿
(1,979.40 ₱)
     +171.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 566.52 ฿
(878.16 ₱)
1,060.46 ฿
(1,643.81 ₱)
     +87.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,010.21 ฿
(3,116.00 ₱)
1,449.05 ฿
(2,246.15 ₱)
     -27.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 392.36 ฿
(608.19 ₱)
229.66 ฿
(356.00 ₱)
     -41.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 ฿
(387.52 ₱)
225.79 ฿
(350.00 ₱)
     -9.7 %
Childcare
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 19,876.95 ฿
(30,811.08 ₱)
22,333.55 ฿
(34,619.05 ₱)
     +12.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 439,288.64 ฿
(680,937.47 ₱)
534,530.74 ฿
(828,571.43 ₱)
     +21.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,941.40 ฿
(3,009.35 ₱)
1,282.18 ฿
(1,987.50 ₱)
     -34.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,470.37 ฿
(2,279.20 ₱)
1,075.21 ฿
(1,666.67 ₱)
     -26.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,436.90 ฿
(5,327.50 ₱)
2,709.52 ฿
(4,200.00 ₱)
     -21.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,343.96 ฿
(5,183.44 ₱)
2,580.49 ฿
(4,000.00 ₱)
     -22.8 %
Rent Per Month
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 24,176.47 ฿
(37,475.74 ₱)
18,262.37 ฿
(28,308.34 ₱)
     -24.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,147.22 ฿
(17,279.21 ₱)
9,180.60 ฿
(14,230.77 ₱)
     -17.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 58,065.22 ฿
(90,006.39 ₱)
59,797.97 ฿
(92,692.31 ₱)
     +3.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 31,746.55 ฿
(49,210.05 ₱)
23,422.94 ฿
(36,307.69 ₱)
     -26.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,936.05 ฿
(27,802.51 ₱)
13,618.20 ฿
(21,109.46 ₱)
     -24.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,263.20 ฿
(12,808.71 ₱)
9,177.30 ฿
(14,225.66 ₱)
     +11.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Bangkok Edit Manila Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 23,203.98 ฿
(35,968.28 ₱)
19,390.89 ฿
(30,057.65 ₱)
     -16.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.72 8.09      +41.5 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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