## Manila or Brisbane, which is the cheapest cost of living

### Calculation of Comparative Cost of Living in Two Cities comparing costs to the Average Income after tax

#### More Expensive in Manila

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) is 1.01 times the Brisbane cost

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre is 1.08 times the Brisbane cost

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) is 1.16 times the Brisbane cost

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant is 1.2 times the Brisbane cost

Water (0.33 liter bottle) is 1.23 times the Brisbane cost

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) is 1.31 times the Brisbane cost

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre (per month) is 1.35 times the Brisbane cost

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre (per month) is 1.47 times the Brisbane cost

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) is 1.57 times the Brisbane cost

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course is 1.57 times the Brisbane cost

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) is 1.69 times the Brisbane cost

Tomato (1kg) is 1.76 times the Brisbane cost

Imported Beer in Restaurant (0.33 liter bottle) is 1.87 times the Brisbane cost

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre (per month) is 1.89 times the Brisbane cost

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) is 1.9 times the Brisbane cost

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre is 1.99 times the Brisbane cost

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat is 2.06 times the Brisbane cost

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) is 2.11 times the Brisbane cost

Imported Beer in Market (0.33 liter bottle) is 2.16 times the Brisbane cost

Rice (white), (1kg) is 2.29 times the Brisbane cost

Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) is 2.31 times the Brisbane cost

Eggs (12) is 2.55 times the Brisbane cost

Water (1.5 liter bottle) is 2.6 times the Brisbane cost

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre (per month) is 2.64 times the Brisbane cost

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) is 2.73 times the Brisbane cost

Potato (1kg) is 3.12 times the Brisbane cost

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) is 3.42 times the Brisbane cost

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) is 3.57 times the Brisbane cost

1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes is 4.04 times the Brisbane cost

Cappuccino (regular) is 4.1 times the Brisbane cost

Lettuce (1 head) is 4.15 times the Brisbane cost

Monthy Utilities (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment is 4.25 times the Brisbane cost

Gasoline (1 liter) is 4.35 times the Brisbane cost

Apples (1kg) is 4.37 times the Brisbane cost

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) is 4.46 times the Brisbane cost

Local Cheese (1kg) is 4.51 times the Brisbane cost

Oranges (1kg) is 4.63 times the Brisbane cost

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) is 4.63 times the Brisbane cost

Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) is 5.23 times the Brisbane cost

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes is 5.39 times the Brisbane cost

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult is 5.47 times the Brisbane cost

Milk (regular), (1 liter) is 8.05 times the Brisbane cost

#### More Expensive in Brisbane

Monthly Travel Pass (Regular Price) is 1.98 times the Manila cost

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) is 2.36 times the Manila cost

One-way Ticket (Local Transport) is 2.37 times the Manila cost

Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) is 2.48 times the Manila cost

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) is 2.72 times the Manila cost

#### Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) for Brisbane and Manila

PHP 25,096 Manila, Philippines

A$ 3,808.50 Brisbane, Australia

Original data figures taken from www.numbeo.com, and then compared against each City.

**Notes**:

These comparisons are based on the percentage cost of each item when compared to the average income for each country.

Example:

**Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre**

- Brisbane is $5,716.67 or 1.5 times the Brisbane Average salary
- Manila is PHP 75,021 or 2.99 times the Manila Average salary. Therefore more expensive in Manila.

The fact that the Manila cost is the equivalent to only A$2,143.46 (as at March 2015) is not relevant in this comparison, but would be if the person in Manila was earning an Australian wage.

*8 : 198 : 2,991,151*