Perhaps, like many others, you are one of the young professionals looking for a great place to live in. Welcome to Makati.
This is Makati’s main selling point: it is just steps away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Quite frankly, living in Makati is not for everyone, but for those who find bliss in the sound of busy streets, the sight of skyscrapers, and the chatter of people rushing to get to their offices, Makati is a haven.
The city is the richest local government unit in the country. According to the city government, Makati houses over 60,000 businesses that include major financial institutions and multinational companies.
Makati has perfectly mastered the concept of “work–life balance”, making it a place for a rich city life. It has more than 40 shopping centers and almost 4,000 restaurant and bars, making it a prime urban entertainment and leisure, as well as tourist destination.
The city is a melting pot of cultures. Much like the ever-famous New York City, Makati gives everyone a chance to be whatever they want to be. Work by day, and enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife.
Lastly, Makati serves as a gateway to other key cities in Metro Manila including Mandaluyong, Pasay, Taguig, and the city of Manila.
Living in Makati can be quite expensive. Thus, if you are looking to buy a one bedroom condominium unit, you are in for skyrocketing costs. For others who would not necessarily want to snap up a property in the city, renting is the easy option. However, rents are still not as cheap as you would think, as they can reach up to more than PHP 40,000 monthly. This is the reason why it is important to do research first before entering any deals with landlords.
The cheapest spaces you can rent which can provide you with convenience, security, and privacy would be studio-type units in condo developments. An example would be in the Avida Towers along Chino Roces Avenue. A semi-furnished 22 square meter unit has a per month basis rent of PHP 15,000.
For those who want fully furnished Makati studio for rent, Joya Lofts and Towers in Rockwell Center offer one of the cheapest rents. A 26 square meter space can be rented for only PHP 25,000 monthly. The unit comes with the basics: a single sofa bed, a cooking range with an oven, a refrigerator, and an air conditioning unit.
If you have another PHP 1,000 to spare, then go for a studio unit at KL Mosaic Tower, which is in front of the Washington Sycip Park and the Legazpi Active Park. While it only offers a 22 square meters of space, the PHP 26,000 monthly rent can take you a long way as it is conveniently located near a Rustan’s supermarket and Greenbelt.
On the more expensive side, you may check out the fully furnished studio unit for rent in Makati’s Two Central along Valero Street in Salcedo Village. The 41 square meter studio can be availed for PHP 37,000 per month. More than the basic house furnishings, the unit comes with a 21-inch LCD television, a DVD player, and a refrigerator.