Cost of Living Comparison

PHP
COMPARED TO
PGK

Papua New Guinea is 2.8 times more expensive than Philippines.

If you lived in Papua New Guinea instead of Philippines, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.6 times more for restaurants

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.97
₱150.03
$11.42
PGK37.49
+284.7%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$2.99
₱151.16
$6.42
PGK21.09
+114.8%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.63
₱31.72
$1.21
PGK3.98
+93.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.40
₱20.09
$0.91
PGK3.00
+129.8%
Average +155.7%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 26.1% more for groceries

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.27
₱64.09
$1.64
PGK5.38
+29.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.27
₱165.26
$3.85
PGK12.63
+17.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.87
₱347.18
$5.78
PGK18.98
-15.8%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.84
₱92.87
$3.31
PGK10.86
+80.1%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.85
₱93.70
$2.93
PGK9.61
+57.9%
Apples (1 lb) $1.22
₱61.55
$1.27
PGK4.16
+4.1%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.75
₱37.73
$0.97
PGK3.18
+29.9%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.19
₱60.20
$1.49
PGK4.88
+24.9%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.69
₱35.03
$0.94
PGK3.08
+35.5%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.82
₱41.37
$0.80
PGK2.61
-2.7%
Onions (1 lb) $0.84
₱42.36
$1.06
PGK3.48
+26.5%
Average +26.1%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 4.4 times more for transportation

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.98
₱201.14
$3.84
PGK12.60
-3.6%
Monthly public transit pass $10.62
₱536.49
$14.28
PGK46.87
+34.5%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,862.73
₱1,307,102.43
$34,261.24
PGK112,480.31
+32.5%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $3.69
₱186.31
$51.39
PGK168.72
+1294.1%
Average +339.4%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of transportation
home

pay 6.7 times more for housing

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$50.69
₱2,561.74
$599.57
PGK1,968.41
+1082.9%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $295.61
₱14,940.01
$2,712.35
PGK8,904.69
+817.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $173.73
₱8,780.18
$808.95
PGK2,655.79
+365.6%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$94.72
₱4,787.33
$90.06
PGK295.67
-4.9%
Average +565.3%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 1.7% more for childcare

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $286.95
₱14,502.35
$249.03
PGK817.57
-13.2%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,331.10
₱269,433.56
$6,209.85
PGK20,387.06
+16.5%
Average +1.7%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 2.4 times more for entertainment and sports

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.16
₱58.51
$2.57
PGK8.44
+121.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.08
₱105.05
$2.97
PGK9.75
+42.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.99
₱100.70
$6.71
PGK22.03
+236.7%
Monthly membership at local gym $38.08
₱1,924.73
$96.36
PGK316.35
+153.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $5.18
₱261.59
$11.42
PGK37.49
+120.6%
Average +135.0%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 10.2% more for clothing

  Philippines help_outline Papua New Guinea help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$42.00
₱2,122.52
$36.55
PGK119.98
-13.0%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$26.47
₱1,337.87
$30.26
PGK99.36
+14.3%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$80.63
₱4,075.12
$60.67
PGK199.18
-24.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $58.65
₱2,964.31
$96.36
PGK316.35
+64.3%
Average +10.2%

Philippines vs. Papua New Guinea - Cost of clothing
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