Manila

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
58/263
Details
Large apartment$820.54
Medium apartment$630.12
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$439.70

Cost of Living

9
39/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.50
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$0.87
Inflation [score]0.86
Lunch$4.70
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$20.00
Movie ticket$5.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$24.59

Startups

5
98/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.36
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.37
Meetups groups89
Meetups members35912
Number of investors30
Number of startup events in the last 12 months523
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events29
Startup events39
Startup events [score]0.56
Startups [score]0.66
Total number of startups226

Venture Capital

5
69/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.49

Travel Connectivity

3
142/260
Details
Airport hub78
Airport hub [score]0.38
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.16

Commute

4
255/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Philippines/Manila
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

5
225/259
Details
Business freedom63.00
Business freedom [score]0.42
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions57.10
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.40
Time to open a business28.00
Time to open a business [score]0.69

Safety

7
181/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.32
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year9
Guns per 100 residents5
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.76
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.87

Healthcare

4
243/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.61
Healthcare quality [score]0.56
Life expectancy (years)68.50
Life expectancy [score]0.11

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
258/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.13
Cleanliness [score]0.11
Drinking water quality [score]0.28
Urban greenery [score]0.14

Economy

5
149/258
Details
Currency for urban areaPHP
GDP growth rate0.06
GDP growth rate [score]0.87
GDP per capita$6961.63
GDP per capita [score]0.13

Taxation

4
156/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.56
Income tax level [score]0.32
Profit tax (% of profit)0.43
Time overhead to file company taxes186
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
216/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.29
Internet access (download) [score]0.13
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.71

Leisure & Culture

8
50/263
Details
Art galleries291
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas252
Cinemas [score]0.90
Comedy clubs86
Comedy clubs [score]0.85
Concert venues306
Concerts [score]0.71
Historical sites139
Historical sites [score]0.83
Museums133
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues278
Performing arts [score]0.82
Sport venues93
Sports [score]0.80
Zoos11
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

6
132/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.73
LGBT Equality Index60.80
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.62
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.63

Outdoors

5
112/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.27
Median peak in meters581.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)14.00
Water access [score]0.73
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Manila are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Manila will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$504$1,138
$821
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$62
Monthly public transport$20
Lunch$5
-61%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Manila are low. For this job type, Manila ranks 236th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Manila.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$16,152
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.70
Guns per 100 people
8.90
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Manila in position 230 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Rainforest

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Manila

Manila (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Maynila) is the capital of the Philippines and the center of governance, education, religion and finance. Sprawling, congested and polluted will likely be the first words to enter your mind when you think of Manila but don't let that impression stop you from exploring its places of interests: its churches; its diverse and complicated culture; colonial history; gigantic malls; bustling markets; hidden architectural gems and vibrant nightlife. Take the opportunity to explore Manila and make your own personal connection with the city.

Manila is distributed into 16 territorial districts, which are all original towns except one, the Port Area District. Each district is glorified through its history, culture and cuisine.

Unlike some other Asian cities, most people in Manila wear T-shirts and jeans, can speak English, can read and write in Roman text, and do not feel comfortable with chopsticks. Manila is known for being a city where the old meets the new. Here you'll find Spanish colonial churches, old-fashioned museums and neo-classical buildings versus modern shopping centers, stylish art museums and glass-stained skyscrapers. Its blend of urban development and historical heritage had made Manila's image unique and attractive.

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