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Metro Manila is the Philippines’ most important region and its economic engine. It accounted for 37.2 percent of the Philippines’ gross domestic product in 2013.

Metro Manila has an official population of 12,877,253 according to the 2015 Census. It is the 9th or 10th most populous metropolitan area in Asia.

Consultancy firm JLL named Metro Manila as one of the “Global Top 30” cities, citing its economic scale, vast population, large gross domestic product, and BPO specialization as its competitive edge.

As the Philippines’ center for education, it is not surprising the Metro Manila hosts a huge number of schools, both public and private. Data from the Commission on Higher Education shows that there are 28 public higher education institutions (HEIs), 317 private HEIs, and 745 public elementary and secondary schools in Metro Manila. In addition, data from the Philippine Statistical Authority shows that there are 3,402 privately run educational institutions in Metro Manila—the highest among all Philippine regions.

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Living in the Philippines’ Economic and Political Center

Everybody knows that as the Philippines’ economic, political, cultural, and educational center, Metro Manila is the country’s most important metropolis. What many may not know, however, is that it is not a single political entity. It is comprised of 16 cities and one municipality, each with its own elected leaders, lawmakers, and local councils.

Manila is the capital, the seat of government, and home to the Supreme Court of the Philippines and Office of the President. Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City, and Taguig are the economic powerhouses, and the locations of some of the country’s biggest business districts.

Caloocan, Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela round up the capital, along with the lone municipality of Pateros.


The Heart of the Country

There are numerous reasons why many visit, live in, or move to Metro Manila. To career-driven individuals, central business districts (CBDs) are the place to go to work for many multinational and Fortune 500 companies. These CBDs include the Makati CBD, Ortigas Center in Pasig and Mandaluyong, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, and Alabang in Muntinlupa.

Furthering one’s education is another reason to live in Metro Manila, as it has many of the country’s top educational institutions, including the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) both in Quezon City; De La Salle University (DLSU), UP Manila, and University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila; and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Pasig.

Similar to how people from all over the country converge in the capital, so too do the many cultures present in the Philippines. One can readily experience a small part of another local culture through the metropolis’ diverse cuisine. There are numerous foodie-friendly communities to visit in the capital, and one would find that the culinary offerings here are as diverse as the people who flock them.

In Quezon City, Sikatuna Village’s Maginhawa Street (as well as the neighboring lanes) is known for housing hundreds of restaurants with its main crowd largely composed of students from the nearby UP Diliman and ADMU. In Parañaque City, the famous Aguirre Avenue is the gastronomic hub to hit in the south. Moreover, many banchetto-style pop-up eateries, such as those in Mandaluyong and Pasig are also known to draw the hungry masses. 

For those seeking to enrich their cultural knowledge, various centers are established within the Metro, ready to enlighten audiences about the history and traditions of the Philippines. Located between Manila and Pasay, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is widely known for hosting cultural shows feature both local and international performers. Also in Manila are the National Library containing over 1.6 million books, journals, newspapers, recordings, microforms, and other forms of media, and the National Museum, which is divided into four branches: the National Art Gallery, the Museum of the Filipino People, the Planetarium, and the Regional Museums.

Highly urbanized, Metro Manila is also home to some of the Philippines’s leading healthcare facilities, and has some of the most comprehensive public utility systems in the country. Quezon City houses many of the country’s top specialty hospitals, such as the Philippine Heart Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines, and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute.


House for Rent: Metro Manila Offers Many Options

While one would assume that most properties available in the capital nowadays are condominiums, there are just as many options for those looking to buy a house. However, for those who cannot yet accommodate buying property in their finances, a house for rent in Metro Manila is a practical alternative. One can easily find a townhouse, duplex, or single-family home, ready for occupancy all over the Metro. Of course, some places are better than others at least when it comes to availability.

Quezon City, being Metro Manila’s largest component local government unit (LGU) in terms of population and land area, offers the greatest number of rental homes
Backyard Pool with Own Pool House anywhere in the national capital. Houses for rent in this city range from sprawling bungalows to modern contemporary houses in
Corinthian Gardens, White Plains, Ayala Heights, and New Manila, to newly built townhouses in Loyola Heights, South Triangle, and the Batasan area.

Parañaque is another location that is perfect for people looking for houses for rent in Metro Manila. Situated south of Makati near the airport, Parañaque’s numerous subdivisions and gated communities offer houses for every possible budget, including Merville Park, Moonwalk Village, Multinational Village, and BF Homes (considered by many to the largest subdivision in Asia).

Other cities in Metro Manila also have noted villages where people can look for houses for rent, including Las Pinas (BF Resort and Pilar Village), Muntinlupa (Ayala Alabang), Mandaluyong (Plainview, Addition Hills, and Wack Wack Village), Pasig (Valle Verde), and San Juan (Greenhills).

No matter the living arrangement, there are many houses available for rent in the nation’s capital region. Whether it is for short-term, long-term, or rent to own, living in the Metro is an assurance of a cosmopolitan lifestyle that can rival other major cities in Asia.


2016 Average Price Data for a House for Rent in Metro Manila

PHP per month
1 Bedroom
PHP per month
2 Bedrooms
PHP per month
3 Bedrooms
PHP per month
4+ Bedrooms
PHP per month
Caloocan 7,390.00 15,000.00 4,000.00 11,000.00 -
Las Pinas 50,790.00 - 17,000.00 34,000.00 80,000.00
Makati 266,000.00 32,000.00 110,000.00 202,000.00 300,000.00
Mandaluyong 171,650.00 - 15,000.00 59,000.00 210,000.00
Manila 60,180.00 6,000.00 - 81,000.00 46,000.00
Marikina 39,300.00 - 14,000.00 39,000.00 69,000.00
Muntinlupa 165,250.00 42,000.00 74,000.00 110,000.00 180,000.00
Paranaque 65,700.00 9,000.00 21,000.00 45,000.00 84,000.00
Pasig 132,300.00 5,000.00 54,000.00 113,000.00 146,000.00
Quezon City 107,000.00 6,000.00 27,000.00 93,000.00 120,000.00
San Juan 99,500.00 - 30,000.00 67,000.00 120,000.00
Taguig 173,650.00 4,000.00 32,000.00 160,000.00 191,000.00
NOTE: Data is based on listings uploaded by real estate professionals in 2016.