Philippines vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Philippines Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$587
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1512
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$287
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$588
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$208
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$34.7
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$302
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$3299
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
6.83
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
71.4
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
33
61
🌐 English speaking %
58.2%
22%
🎓 Higher education
59
90
😀 Quality of life
47
73
🏙️ Population
109M
46.7M

The average cost of living in the Philippines ($587) is 49% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). the Philippines ranked 146th vs 46th for Spain in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in the Philippines compared to 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 106th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Philippines vs Spain

We calculate prices for the Philippines and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 86 and 153 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Philippines Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.31
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.5
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.28
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$2.28
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.7
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$745
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$386
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$59.5
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.6
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$38.2
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.57%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1953
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1082
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.5
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.33
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.26
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.61
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.08
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.75
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.39
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.8
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.27
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.58
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.47
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.4
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.58
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.3
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.51
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.8
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.1
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$196
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5849
$7276

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Cities Comparison in the Philippines vs Spain

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Philippines

City Cost of living Population
Quezon
$728
2.96M
Manila
$755
1.85M
Davao
$598
1.78M
Taguig
$824
887K
Caloocan
$522
1.66M
Pasig
$809
803K
Palawan
$536
940K
Makati
$860
630K
Las Pinas
$550
606K
Antipolo
$618
887K
Cebu
$685
964K
La Union
$572
822K
Muntinlupa
$602
543K
Marikina
$443
456K
General Trias
$568
451K
Cagayan de Oro
$541
728K
Santa Rosa
$743
415K
Zamboanga
$540
977K
Paranaque
$569
690K
Bacoor
$537
665K
San Jose del Monte
$508
652K
General Santos
$469
697K
Valenzuela
$473
715K
Pasay
$744
441K
Lapu-Lapu
$639
498K
Dasmarinas
$441
703K
Binan
$507
407K
Imus
$584
497K
Calamba
$471
540K
Angeles
$637
463K

In Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K