Cost of Living Comparison

PHP
COMPARED TO
USD

United States is 2.1 times more expensive than Manila.

If you lived in United States instead of Manila, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.7 times more for restaurants

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.18
₱211.43
$14.25 +240.5%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.14
₱158.58
$7.75 +146.9%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.87
₱44.11
$1.90 +117.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.58
₱29.25
$1.53 +165.0%
Average +167.6%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 46.0% more for groceries

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.34
₱67.84
$2.71 +102.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.25
₱164.05
$5.56 +71.2%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.99
₱353.07
$3.22 -53.9%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.03
₱102.69
$2.30 +13.1%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.98
₱99.85
$4.18 +111.4%
Apples (1 lb) $1.30
₱65.58
$2.07 +59.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.81
₱40.98
$0.75 -7.4%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.31
₱66.39
$1.88 +42.9%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.88
₱44.38
$1.94 +121.1%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.02
₱51.57
$1.24 +21.1%
Onions (1 lb) $1.00
₱50.56
$1.25 +24.6%
Average +46.0%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 2.8 times more for transportation

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.02
₱203.04
$2.62 -34.8%
Monthly public transit pass $14.19
₱717.29
$63.05 +344.3%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $27,192.81
₱1,374,324.58
$23,189.08 -14.7%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $3.10
₱156.46
$16.83 +443.5%
Average +184.6%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of transportation
home

pay 85.7% more for housing

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$51.12
₱2,583.52
$67.11 +31.3%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $705.50
₱35,655.79
$1,225.46 +73.7%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $352.30
₱17,805.01
$1,034.80 +193.7%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$89.27
₱4,511.58
$128.68 +44.2%
Average +85.7%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 3.0 times more for childcare

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $190.00
₱9,602.65
$891.12 +369.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $10,981.71
₱555,015.70
$15,195.09 +38.4%
Average +203.7%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 95.3% more for entertainment and sports

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.88
₱95.15
$4.52 +140.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.54
₱128.33
$4.18 +64.8%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.51
₱126.86
$7.90 +214.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $54.82
₱2,770.85
$39.67 -27.6%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $6.28
₱317.15
$11.58 +84.5%
Average +95.3%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 0.3% more for clothing

  Manila help_outline United States help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$46.37
₱2,343.45
$43.02 -7.2%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$30.77
₱1,555.16
$35.26 +14.6%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$89.18
₱4,507.40
$75.54 -15.3%
Men's business shoes (leather) $87.36
₱4,415.25
$95.31 +9.1%
Average +0.3%

Manila vs. United States - Cost of clothing
The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: October 2021

Help us improve these prices
MyLifeElsewhere is a collaborative project. Please enter price information for your location (Ashburn, VA, United States) to help assist us in making these comparisons more accurate. Learn more
Compare countries by overall cost of living
See the cost of living in Philippines vs. United States. This provides a comparison of the average cost of living from cities within Philippines and United States.
question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY
Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about United States. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.