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.

Manila prices


100 PHP = 1.97 USD

Manila facts

Population 1,700,000
Metro area 20,000,000
Time zone UTC+8
Currency Philippine peso
Airports Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

Manila hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
13.00 - 38.00
21.00 - 65.00
28.00 - 100.00
57.00 - 122.00
68.00 - 185.00

Hotel seasons


Just as the temperatures don’t change much through the year here, hotels in Manila charge similar rates all year as well. Generally the high season is from November through May, and the June through October rainy season being slower, but hotel prices don’t change much. It’s possible to find better bargains, especially at the higher end of things, during the low season.

Manila hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
9.18 - 17.21

Manila attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
National Museum of the Philippines This large museum houses displays on the history and contemporary culture of the country. everyone 0.00
Ayala Museum A large and impressive art and history museum with frequent special exhibitions. adults 8.37
students 5.91

Manila transportation prices USD

Taxi from airport to city center 3.55 - 4.93
Airport express bus to city center 0.30
3km taxi ride in Manila 2.56 - 3.15
Jeepney ride in central Manila 0.16 - 0.30
Bus ride in Manila (A/C) 0.26 - 1.32

Manila food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Street stalls and fast food are your probably budget options if your room doesn't include breakfast. 1.48 - 2.56
Budget lunch You can eat on any budget here as long as you stick with local favorites and casual dining. 1.97 - 3.94
Budget dinner Even sit-down restaurants, including some all-you-can-eat places tend to be reasonable if you eat local fare. 3.15 - 6.90
Beer (.33l bottle) Cheap and cold San Miguel beer is served all over, with imports costing quite a bit more. 0.89 - 1.97

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Avg temps & precip


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There isn’t much variation in the weather through the year in Manila. Every day will be hot and fairly humid, and starting in late May or June the rainy season begins, featuring periodic downpours. The most pleasant months are generally December through February, with only sporadic rainfall.

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