Manila

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
69/265
Details
Large apartment$880.00
Medium apartment$650.00
Rent index [score]0.85
Small apartment$430.00

Cost of Living

9
33/250
Details
5km taxi ride$1.50
A Cappuccino$2.90
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.82
Inflation [score]0.87
Lunch$4.10
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$21.00
Movie ticket$4.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$26.44

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]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.41
Meetups groups101
Meetups members44741
Number of investors30
Number of startup events in the last 12 months660
Number of upcoming meetup events23
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events48
Startup events [score]0.60
Startups [score]0.66
Total number of startups219

Venture Capital

6
56/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.60

Travel Connectivity

3
145/265
Details
Airport hub78
Airport hub [score]0.39
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.16

Commute

4
213/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Philippines/Manila
Traffic handling [score]0.11

Business Freedom

5
230/263
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]0.68

Safety

6
188/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.29
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
249/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.62
Healthcare quality [score]0.55
Life expectancy (years)68.50
Life expectancy [score]0.11

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
260/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.14
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.24
Urban greenery [score]0.16

Economy

5
152/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area50.19
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
162/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.56
Income tax level [score]0.30
Profit tax (% of profit)0.43
Time overhead to file company taxes186
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

2
249/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)5.60
Internet access (download) [score]0.11
Internet access (upload) [score]0.30
Upload speed (Mbps)6.22

Leisure & Culture

8
48/264
Details
Art galleries290
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas228
Cinemas [score]0.90
Comedy clubs86
Comedy clubs [score]0.85
Concert venues303
Concerts [score]0.72
Historical sites138
Historical sites [score]0.83
Museums135
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues276
Performing arts [score]0.84
Sport venues95
Sports [score]0.80
Zoos11
Zoos [score]0.77

Tolerance

6
211/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.73
LGBT Equality Index63.90
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.64
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✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.47

Outdoors

5
119/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.25
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 250 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)

$520$1,200
$880
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$21
Lunch$4
-62%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Manila are very low. For this job type, Manila ranks 242nd for salaries among 265 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)

$16,190
Median salary
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Locals review Manila

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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.70
Guns per 100 people
8.90
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
HIGH GUN CRIMELOW GUN CRIMEFEW GUNSMANY GUNS
North America
Europe
Asia
South America
Africa
Oceania

Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Manila in position 228 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Manila

Population of Manila

7,842,200
22,461 /km²
2/264
Density (people per unit of area)
3%
Growth in 2015-2020
Manila

Demographics of Philippines

Median age
23
Elderly people
4%
Life expectancy at birth
69
GDP per capita (in USD)
$6,962
247/262
Unemployment
6%
152/263

Languages

English proficiency score
60
137/228
Common spoken languages
English
Filipino/tagalog

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Teleport Users  X  Manila

Teleport users who are      Manila

Work in:

Founder
9.09%
Marketing Manager
5.19%
Teacher
5.19%
Software Engineer
5.19%
Web Developer
3.90%
Project Manager
2.60%
Retired
2.60%
Other
66.23%

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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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Philippines
80th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

55th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

102nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

61st

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

29th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

108th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

146th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

85th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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