Makati City Tourism

Visit Makati City - Best of Makati City

A familiar deja vu hits you the minute you enter Makati. Oddly reminiscent of Singapore, Makati shines bright in the map of Manila. One of the sixteen units that make this magnanimous metropolis, Makati is better known as the financial nerve center of Manila. But there’s much more to this city than just that. Visitors come here to get their dose of glistening skyscrapers, chaotic yet rhythmic frenzy and the fast paced trance of a business district. What they are pleasantly surprised to find is small pockets of nature, culture and history that add character to the otherwise tired and mundane skyline.Relish variety of things to do in Makati city.

Makati City Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Makati City tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +8hours. No daylight saving time is observed.
  • Currency: Philippine Peso
  • Electricity: 220 Volts, 60 HZ. Power sockets A, B, C. 
  • Internet: Philippines has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. Many ISP are available, Wifi is available at high-end hotels.
  • Language: Filipino and English.
  • Emergency Contacts: 911
  • Tipping: Optional at restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Recommended to bellman at the hotel. Appreciated everywhere.

Safety tips and Local Customs:

  • Beware of pickpockets.
  • Avoid travelling alone at night.
  • Take proper vaccinations and always carry mosquito repellents on your visit.
  • Avoid eating on the streets, never buy cut fruits and drink water from packaged bottles.  

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Facts and Stats for Makati City*

  • Pollution Statistics in Makati City

    Know the pollution level of Makati City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 70.37 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 67.59 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.73 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 59.82 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Makati City: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Makati City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Makati City.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.72 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.04 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.58 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.13 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.93 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.94 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.65 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 41.2 (Moderate)
  • Living in Makati City - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Makati City is 118.36 (High)

    • Safety Index 60.44 (High)
    • Climate Index 64.24 (High)
    • Pollution Index 72.67 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.11 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 53.69 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.49 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.25 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Makati City

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Makati City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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