Manila is a huge city with a limitless number of things going on, and it’s becoming more popular among cultural travelers and those exploring Southeast Asia. It’s relatively cheap compared to most of Asia in general, though it’s generally more expensive than mainland countries like Vietnam and Cambodia.
Hotels in Manila run the gamut from very cheap to very expensive, with standards at the low end being more basic than many people might be prepared for. It’s quite possible to get a certain measure of luxury at one of the many mid-priced hotels however.
Most of the attractions are free or cheap, and the transportation tends to be a bargain as well. Food prices are quite low by international standards, though most don’t find the cuisine itself to be too special.