Asia

Manila

The capital of the Philippines and the world's most densely populated city, Manila is a large, chaotic metropolis sprawled along a bay shore in the South China Sea. Its strategic location along a trading route has earned it the nickname "Pearl of the Orient," and today it is still a busy and important intersection in Southeast Asia.

City rank out of 77 cities

Price level
74
Earning level
69
Purchasing power
60
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Facts about Manila

Price Level Index
Manila
45.2
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
5
74
77
Earnings Level Index
Manila
11.1
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
7
69
77
Working Time
Manila
0/ 61.9m
New York
0/ 15.2m
Global rankingShow all cities
1
12
68
77
Purchasing Power Index
Manila
24.6
New York
100.0
Global rankingShow all cities
1
10
60
77
Did you know…
The most densely populated metropolis on the planet contains more than 1.8 million people packed into its center of 42.88 km2 (the size of 12 central parks).