Summary

Cost of living in Bangkok is 9% more expensive than Manila according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$1,272
$1,151
Cost of Living
$800
$475
Average Salary
$891
$716
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$685.08
$551.07
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$373.73
$254.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$2,163.51
$1,766.88
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$1,015.93
$562.49

Salaries And Financing

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$800.36
$474.93
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%5.82
%8.25

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$94
$142.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.06
$0.16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$22.94
$56.52

Markets

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.79
$1.59
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$1.14
$1.13
Eggs (regular) (12)
$1.88
$1.56
Local Cheese (1kg)
$21.72
$5.07
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$0.6
$0.78
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$22.52
$7.41
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$2.16
$1
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$3.55
$1.55
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$4.63
$1.77
Apples (1kg)
$3.09
$2.71
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$3.29
$3.59
Oranges (1kg)
$2.4
$2.54
Potato (1kg)
$1.55
$1.6
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.14
$1.44
Rice (white), (1kg)
$1.42
$1.04
Tomato (1kg)
$1.58
$1.36
Banana (1kg)
$1.29
$1.34
Onion (1kg)
$1.23
$1.66
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$12.61
$6.28

Transportation

Name
Bangkok
Manila
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$1.13
$0.38
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$35.6
$13.84
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.97
$1.04
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$0
$0
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$1.1
$0.81
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$0.22
$0.25
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$3.53
$2.57
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$26,630.31
$18,487.37

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Bangkok
Manila
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$61.1
$49.41
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$40.04
$32.05
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$96.73
$80.14
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$86.99
$78.73

Restaurants

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$2.3
$4.45
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$27.23
$19.11
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$5.3
$2.96
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$2.62
$1.4
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$4.82
$2.14
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.65
$0.87
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.35
$0.54
Cappuccino (regular)
$2.49
$2.48

Sports And Leisure

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$69.49
$49.64
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$10.18
$6.41
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$7.7
$5.7

Childcare

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$364.37
$226.29
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$13,701.41
$10,491.31

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Bangkok
Manila
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$5,169.38
$2,809.77
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,417.18
$1,271.33