Average House Construction Cost Philippines

[Updated as of July 7, 2021]

A lot of people were asking how much is the average construction cost of a house and we see that the internet does not give exact answer to this concern. If you are one of the non-technical person who wants bulls eye answer, then you are reading the right article.

This is approximately 89 sq.m. (or 956 sq.ft.) single story house.

Check the latest and another house plan with breakdown for average construction cost for two story residential unit here!

The sample floor plan below comes with its own simplified Bill of Quantity.

The links below is a handy reference as well. You might want to check them.

Average Construction Cost of 2-story House

Single-Car Garage Construction Cost

Bungalow Uno – 36 SQM below 500k

Four Rooms Boarding House – 650K ALL-IN

Description% TotalCost (PhP)
Excavation & Embankment (including gravel fill)5.43%92,722.85
Structural Concrete18.89%322,754.30
Reinforcing Bars13.58%232,085.30
Formworks and Scaffolds6.54%111,813.39
Ceiling Works3.94%67,258.25
Wooden Doors (Flush and Solid Panel)2.68%45,795.39
Aluminum Glass Windows4.02%68,677.00
Waterproofing Works0.32%5,422.96
Glazed Tiles and Trims3.32%56,734.75
Unglazed Tiles0.84%14,330.64
Cement Plaster Finish2.66%45,487.13
Masonry Works (Including Reinforcing Bars)6.28%107,222.20
Interior and Exterior Painting Works5.51%94,181.44
Structural Steel (Truss Works)5.55%94,789.73
Roofing Works (Around 125 sq.m.)8.56%146,260.30
Sewer Line Works3.39%57,954.08
Plumbing Fixtures1.64%28,068.18
Cold Water Lines0.48%8,239.08
Storm Drainage and Downspout1.39%23,678.14
Conduits, Boxes and Fittings1.09%18,585.10
Wires and Wiring Devices1.76%29,996.05
Panel Board w/ Main & Branch Breakers0.52%8,888.50
Lighting Fixture and Lamps1.62%27,611.30
>>> GRAND TOTAL100.00%1,708,556.05

The prices comes with its corresponding materials, labor, supervision and equipment costs. The materials used are for medium-cost house construction. The average  timeline for this type of house is around 4-6 months.

This construction cost is just an average (ALL-IN house construction), actual amount may be lower or higher (up-to factor multiplier of 1.4, for high-end ones) depending on the location, materials used, aesthetic, nature of soil to be founded, and a lot more. If in doubt, it is always advisable to hire a professional engineer or architect to look over your house construction. They know what to do.

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Roofing Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Tiling Works Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

Ceiling Construction Materials Breakdown per Square Meter

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27 thoughts on “Average House Construction Cost Philippines”

    • Hi Cecil, this is a tricky question. Mahirap po mag-estimate ng bahay kung walang plano. Mas maganda rin po na kung sino yung contractor, siya na rin gagawa ng plan [design and build, kumbaga]. Please hire a licensed Architect or Engineer, po. They know what to do. Anyway, PhP 25,000.00 per sq.m. area should be fine. 🙂

  1. Hello, inquiring how much cost to finish interior and exterior. My contractor didn’t finish the contract. they just disappeared and took my 1m.:(

    • Hi Titchie, this is sad, we advise that you secure a contract and construction bonds for larger projects. Make sure that you get a credible contractor next time. 🙁

  2. Hello Sir! May I know the 2020 cost per square meter of common house areas (e.g. bathroom, bedroom, living room, etc.) considering basic, mid range, and high end finish? Thank you!

  3. Hello sir. I just want to inquire about the structural cost of a 2-story modern minimalist house with about 400 sqm floor area? our contractor is saying that the cost is around at least 25 000/sqm. Can this be true?

    • Hi Michaela, considering the probable aesthetic of modern minimalist houses (farther columns to justify the “minimalist” feels, probably no columns obstructing the line of sight) yes, 25,000php/sqm is a fair price. That’s all-in. Try niyo po tawarin into 22,000. 🙂


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