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Cost of Living in Philippines

Cost of living in Philippines is 53.07% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Philippines is 80.52% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.76 $ 1.84-4.61
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 13.82 $ 9.21-20.27
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.76 $ 1.84-3.41
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.92 $ 0.74-1.29
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.66 $ 1.29-2.21
Cappuccino (regular) 1.91 $ 1.11-2.76
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.49 $ 0.28-0.92
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.30 $ 0.18-0.46
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.37 $ 4.67-6.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.87 $ 0.59-1.17
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.33-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.44 $ 1.20-1.66
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.88 $ 1.00-8.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.38 $ 1.00-1.92
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.26 $ 1.67-2.93
Apples (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.59-1.67
Banana (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.29-0.75
Oranges (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.42-1.63
Tomato (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.25-0.75
Potato (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.42-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.33-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.09 $ 0.64-2.03
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 $ 0.46-0.92
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.53 $ 3.69-9.20
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.80 $ 0.55-1.11
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 0.92-2.21
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.29 $ 1.01-1.66
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.17 $ 0.15-0.37
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9.21 $ 4.18-16.95
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.74 $ 0.74-0.74
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.40 $ 0.36-0.89
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.21 $ 1.84-2.76
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.32 $ 2.79-3.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,877.12 $ 18,427.50-24,877.12
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,051.02 $ 15,663.37-24,324.30
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 73.42 $ 36.85-147.42
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.11-0.18
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.63 $ 22.11-55.28
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.91 $ 9.21-55.28
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3.77 $ 1.38-7.37
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.05 $ 3.32-5.34
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 295.51 $ 108.72-368.55
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,540.32 $ 1,474.20-14,778.85
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35.95 $ 18.43-64.50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 21.95 $ 11.06-36.85
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 67.81 $ 46.07-92.14
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53.30 $ 27.64-92.14
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 232.15 $ 92.14-515.97
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 130.36 $ 55.28-276.41
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 500.36 $ 184.27-1,474.20
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 270.88 $ 128.99-460.69
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 141.42 $ 51.36-256.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 75.17 $ 34.24-136.96
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 279.84 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.39 0.09-0.21

Prices in Philippines

These data are based on 10116 entries in the past 18 months from 1240 different contributors.
Last update: September 2018
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 51.35 21.82 37.24 55.35 25.85 41.95
Manila 37.30 16.66 27.43 32.50 23.69 40.24
Cebu 36.31 10.95 24.19 35.11 21.08 23.97
Davao 32.94 7.03 20.56 31.04 19.94 24.53
Dumaguete 32.81 7.10 20.52 35.69 16.26 14.61
Quezon City 32.76 8.34 21.09 27.82 19.53 28.60
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