The Philippines

Capital Manila

Population 103,279,800

Area 342,353 km2

Key facts

The Philippines is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in The Philippines. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to The Philippines.

The national currency in The Philippines is Philippine peso (PHP). The peso (₱) is subdivided into 100 sentimo.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 57.99 PHP and 1 USD is worth 59.04 PHP.

Filipino
Banknotes

₱20₱50₱100₱200₱500₱1000₱5₱10

Filipino
Coins

25₱1₱5₱1012510

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in The Philippines is 107.16 Mbps and mobile is 52.08 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, The Philippines has less ATMs.29.72 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in The Philippines, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in The Philippines. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type A 220 V, 60 Hz  Type B 220 V, 60 Hz  Type C 220 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Philippines?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Mabalacat and Manila.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in The Philippines.

The IHG hotel chain operates in The Philippines.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in The Philippines.

There are Radisson hotels in 6 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in The Philippines.

What fast food chains are present in Philippines?

Adobo, Lechon are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of The Philippines. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Philippines below.

The McDonald's chain operates in The Philippines.

The KFC chain operates in The Philippines.

The Burger King chain does not operate in The Philippines.

The Subway chain operates in The Philippines.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in The Philippines.

The Starbucks chain operates in The Philippines.

Weather

Today the sun in Manila, rises at 5:45 AM and sets at 5:44 PM. The climate of Manila may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5Rain showersLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 33.3°C (91.94°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 26.4°C (79.52°F)High: 34.2°C (93.56°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 26.3°C (79.34°F)High: 33.8°C (92.84°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 26.6°C (79.88°F)High: 33.9°C (93.02°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 26.2°C (79.16°F)High: 34.2°C (93.56°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 24.1°C (75.38°F)High: 34°C (93.2°F)

Weather data for Manila (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Manila.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in The Philippines.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in The Philippines.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 2.4, The Philippines is placed 125th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In The Philippines traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  24.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 12.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Philippines

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban There is no national smoke-free law, but some areas may have their own rules.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Philippines?

Currently, citizens of 159 countries can enter Philippines without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Philippines.

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