Makati City Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.43 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.71 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.09 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.81 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.14 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Makati City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Makati City.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.96 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.01 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.34 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.92 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.9 (Low)
    • Attacks 39.73 (Low)
    • Drug offense 51.74 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.62 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.01 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.53 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.47 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.68 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Makati City is 100.9 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 58.99 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 64.24 (High)
    • Pollution Index 71.41 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.2 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.54 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 82.78 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 26.15 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.46 (Very 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.17 USD

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

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