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.

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)
I. EARTHWORKS
Excavation & Embankment (including gravel fill)5.43%92,722.85
II. STRUCTURAL WORKS
Structural Concrete18.89%322,754.30
Reinforcing Bars13.58%232,085.30
Formworks and Scaffolds6.54%111,813.39
III. ARCHITECTURAL WORKS
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
IV. SANITARY AND PLUMBING WORKS
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
V. ELECTRICAL WORKS
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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Region VII – Concreting Material Prices

Average concreting material prices in Region VII (Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor area).

The price listed here are for pick-up prices only. Delivery costs and VAT are excluded.

Materials DescriptionUnitAmount (PhP)
Common Nails AssortedKg65.00
Concrete Nails AssortedKg86.00
GI Sheet Plain Gauge 16 x 8′ (1.613mm thick)pc1,240.00
GI Sheet Plain Gauge 20 x 8′ (1.006mm thick)pc825.00
GI Sheet Plain Gauge 26 x 8′ (0.551mm thick)pc440.00
Gravel G1cu.m.1,120.00
Gravel GI – 1/2″cu.m.930.00
Gravel G2cu.m.975.00
Gravel G2-1/2″cu.m.909.00
Gravel 3/4″cu.m.1,110.00
Fine Aggregatecu.m.1,100.00
Lumber Cocobd.ft.22.00
Lumber Goodbd.ft.47.00
Natural Gravelcu.m.927.00
Formed OilL21.00
Plyboard 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc990.00
Plyboard 1″ x 4′ x 8′pc1,120.00
Plywood Marine 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc424.00
Plywood Marine 1/2″ x 4′  8′pc767.00
Plywood Marine 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc1,197.00
Plywood Ordinary 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc424.00
Plywood Ordinary 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′pc772.00
Plywood Ordinary 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc1,200.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Plain Grade 40Kg43.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Plain Grade 60Kg45.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Deformed Grade 40Kg45.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Deformed Grade 60Kg47.00
Steel Decksq.m.925.00
GI Tie Wire #12Kg66.00
GI Tie Wire #16Kg68.00

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Region VII – Painting Material Prices

These prices are average materials cost for painting works in Region VII. The price listed here are for pick-up prices only. Delivery costs and VAT are excluded.

Materials DescriptionUnitAmount
Paint Tinting ColorL162.00
Paint AluminumGal620.00
Paint EnamelGal630.00
Paint Latex GlossGal630.00
Paint Latex Semi-GlossGal615.00
Paint Red LeadGal585.00
Thinner PaintGal578.00
Thinner LacquerGal418.00
Paint Metal EpoxyGal810.00
Paint Primer SolventGal695.00
Brush Paint – 2″pc55.00
Brush Paint – 3″pc66.00
Brush Paint – 4″pc80.00
Brush Roller #9 with Traypc105.00
Steel Brush – 4″pc28.00
Oil PaintL105.00
Lacquer PuttyKg595.00
Sand Paper #120Dozen125.00
Spar VarnishL385.00

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NCR – Electrical Works Prices

Average electrical material prices for National Capital Region. VAT and delivery cost excluded.

Materials DescriptionUnitAmount (PhP)
Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit (12.7mm D)L230.00
Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit (19mm D)L490.00
Electrical Rigid Steel Conduit (25.4mm D)L740.00
Bushing and Locknut (12.7mm)pc6.00
Bushing and Locknut (19mm)pc9.00
Bushing and Locknut (25.4mm)pc12.00
Elbow 90 Degrees (Rigid Steel) (25.4mm D)pc195.00
PVC Conduit Pipe (3m x 12.7mm D)pc72.00
PVC Conduit Pipe (3m x 19mm D)pc94.00
PVC Conduit Pipe (3m x 25.4mm D)pc125.00
PVC Conduit Elbow 90 Degrees (25.4mm D)pc20.00
PVC Adapter with Locknut (12.7mm D)pc9.00
PVC Adapter with Locknut (19mm D)pc15.00
PVC Adapter with Locknut (25.4mm D)pc17.00
RS Conduit Coupling (12.7mm D)pc16.00
RS Conduit Coupling (25.4mm D)pc23.00
PVC Conduit Coupling (12.7mm D)pc35.00
PVC Conduit Coupling (19mm D)pc6.00
PVC Conduit Coupling (25.4mm D)pc8.00
Octagonal Junction Box Type Gauge #16 (101mm x 101mm x 53mm) Deeppc32.00
Utility Box Gauge #16 (50mm x 101mm x 53mm) Deeppc33.00
Square Box (101mm x 53mm) Deep Type Gauge #16pc31.00
Square Box (101mm x 63mm) Deep Type Gauge #16pc38.00
Metal Pull Box (152mm x 152mm x 101mm) Gauge #16pc345.00
Metal Pull Box (304mm x 304mm x 101mm) Gauge #16pc760.00
Telephone Cabinet (304mm x 457mm x 127mm) Gauge #16pc1,700.00
Telephone Cabinet (304mm x 610mm x 152mm) Gauge #16pc1,900.00
Condulet Type ‘F’ (12.7mm)pc68.00
Condulet Type ‘F’ (19mm)pc98.00
Service Entrance Cap (12.7mm)pc31.00
Service Entrance Cap (19mm)pc93.00
Service Entrance Cap (25.4mm)pc191.00
Mica Tubingpc34.00
Electric Wire THWN/THHN 2.0mm2pc20.00
Electric Wire THWN/THHN 3.5mm2pc23.00
Electric Wire THWN/THHN 5.5mm2pc25.00
Telephone Jacketed Wire CAT 5Epc29.00
Single Gang Switchset92.00
Two-Gang Switchset128.00
Three-Gang Switchset175.00
Two-way Switchset148.00
Duplex Convenience Outletset130.00
Heavy Duty Outletset355.00
Polarized 3-Prongs (ACU Outlet)set460.00
Enclosed Air Circuit Breaker 100AF, 3P, 220V, 70AT NEMA Iset1,360.00
Enclosed Air Circuit Breaker 50AF, 3P, 220V, 40AT NEMA Iset1,250.00
Enclosed Air Circuit Breaker 50AF, 2P, 220V, 40AT NEMA Iset590.00
Electrical Tape 3/4″ x 20 YDSpc26.00
Panelboard and Cabinets (Enclosed 30Amp, 2 PST)set1,300.00
Panelboard and Cabinets (Enclosed 60Amp, 2 PST)set1,550.00
1 x 20 W Box Type FLFset310.00
1 x 40 W Box Type FLFset390.00
2 x 40 W Box Type FLFset724.00
1 x 20 W Industrial Type FLFset370.00
2 x 40 W Industrial Type FLFset840.00
1 x 40 W Troffer Type Aluminum Louver Recessset625.00
2 x 40 W Troffer Type Aluminum Louver Recessset1,180.00
1 x 40 W Troffer Type Aluminum Louver Surfaceset990.00
2 x 40 W Troffer Type Aluminum Louver Surfaceset1,240.00
6″ D Pinlight with 18W 220V CFLset350.00
Equipment for Fire Alarm Station (Manual)set1,280.00
Equipment for Fire Alarm Bell (Vibrating 6″ D)set1,350.00
Equipment for Fire Alarm, Annunciatorset3,900.00
Equipment for Fire Alarm, Control Panelset13,400.00
Equipment for Fire Alarm, Smoke Detectorset1,900.00
Floor Outlet Pop-upset3,650.00
Telephone Outlet RJ 45set165.00

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NCR – Doors and Windows Prices

Average materials costs for National Capital Region’s doors and windows. The prices indicated here are construction materials only. Labor installation are not included. Also, these are VAT excluded.

Materials DescriptionUnitAve. Price (PhP)
Aluminum Glass DoorSQ.M.6,790.00
Accordion Type DoorSQ.M.2,090.00
Flush Hollow Core DoorSQ.M.870.00
Flush Type Solid Core DoorSQ.M.1,710.00
Glass Transom on WoodSQ.M.2,060.00
Narra Type  Solid Core DoorSQ.M.5,350.00
Tanguile Paneled DoorSQ.M.4,670.00
Varifold Type DoorSQ.M.3,000.00
Awning Type Steel Casement WindowsSQ.M.1,920.00
Glass Jalousie WindowSQ.M.690.00
Fixed Glass Window on Metal FrameSQ.M.470.00
Fixed Louvered Steel WindowSQ.M.550.00
Aluminum Casement WindowSQ.M.4,680.00
Sliding Aluminum WindowSQ.M.5,410.00
Swing Type Steel Casement WindowsSQ.M.1,870.00

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NCR – Concreting Material Prices

The construction materials prices here are the average for pick-up price (from source) and VAT exclusive. Hauling / Delivery fees are not specified as it vary per location.

Materials DescriptionUnitAve. Price
Common Nails AssortedKg69.00
Concrete Nails AssortedKg80.00
GI Sheet Plain Gauge 16 x 8′ (1.613mm thick)pc1,865.00
GI Sheet Plain Gauge 20 x 8′ (1.006mm thick)pc1,940.00
GI Sheet Plain Gauge 26 x 8′ (0.551mm thick)pc550.00
Gravel G1cu.m.530.00
Gravel GI – 1/2″cu.m.435.00
Gravel G2cu.m.420.00
Gravel G2-1/2″cu.m.420.00
Gravel 3/4″cu.m.440.00
Fine Aggregatecu.m.465.00
Lumber Cocobd.ft.48.00
Lumber Goodbd.ft.59.00
Natural Gravelcu.m.550.00
Formed OilL117.00
Plyboard 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc 1,080.00
Plyboard 1″ x 4′ x 8′pc 1,125.00
Plywood Marine 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc425.00
Plywood Marine 1/2″ x 4′  8′pc775.00
Plywood Marine 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc1,355.00
Plywood Ordinary 1/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc388.00
Plywood Ordinary 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′pc695.00
Plywood Ordinary 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′pc1,175.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Plain Grade 40Kg39.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Plain Grade 60Kg40.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Deformed Grade 40Kg39.00
Reinforcing Steel Bars Deformed Grade 60Kg40.00
Steel Decksq.m.820.00
GI Tie Wire #12Kg75.00
GI Tie Wire #16Kg65.00

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Bungalow Tres – 3BR, 3CR with Carpark Construction Cost

This house is a 3 bedroom with 3 comfort room house plans. A 64 SQM floor house, garage included, and is all concrete. The roofing framing used is steel. The total construction cost is around 960k.

We hope to see Filipinos build structurally rigid homes. We want Filipinos who tend to do backyard construction have a set of plans for their laborers to follow, rather than just hiring workers and let their worker to their own thing. Since it is inevitable for Filipinos to do backyard construction, we hope this initiative will somehow help them. [Mahirap naman po kasi if we give it away for free, since we are paying for this website, so, please bear with us.]

Bungalow Tres Perspective

This house is elevated to 0.25 meters. The balcony dimension is at 1.4m x 4m. Just enough for the family to have a balcony snack. If you are a socially-inclined family expecting for a lot for visitors, then check out Bungalow Dos with 16 SQM of balcony.

All materials used in the estimation and designing is low-cost, but the structural credibility is not compromised.

The exterior wall chb used is 6″ and the interior is 4″. All floors are tiled so with the comfort rooms, comfort wall wall, sink and splashboards. The garage floor in the estimation is already concreted.

Below is the estimated bill of materials of Bungalow Tres from start to finish.

SCOPE OF WORKSAMOUNT (PhP)PERCENTAGE
Excavation and Backfilling12,578.441.31%
Concreting Works303,840.6231.53%
Masonry Works108,520.6311.26%
Plastering Works40,320.774.18%
Ceiling Works57,231.595.94%
Painting Works84,653.808.78%
Tiling Works85,119.358.83%
Roofing Works87,463.819.08%
Hardware13,016.251.35%
Doors, Windows and Railings65,446.276.79%
Plumbing Works77,825.758.08%
Electrical Works27,711.202.88%
TOTAL963,728.51100.00%
Bungalow Tres – Construction Cost Breakdown

Get the complete plan (pdf, short bond paper size) with Bill of Materials (excel) incorporated with labor calculations. Just input the labor rates in your area, prices of the materials and viola! You’ll get the total amount and the time needed to complete certain works. More details HERE. or know more on how to pay via Gcash here.

Bungalow TRES Bundle Amount : Php 900.00

Pay via GCASH at 0920-591-0982 care of RGM, download via Google Drive (24 hours access).

Inclusions:

  1. Bill of Materials (How many bags of cement, tiles, reinforcing bars will you need) with Labor timeline estimates (How many hours for a foreman, skilled and unskilled workers are needed to complete a certain work).

2. Floor plan, perspective and elevations.

3. Power and lighting layout.

4. Sanitary and waterline layout with Septic and Grease Trap Details.

5. Foundation Plan.

6. Column, Footing and Beam Details.

7. Roof Framing and Beam Plan.

8.) Structural Details

Limitations: This excel file will only work for this set Plan. Labor calculations are pre-assumed based on average productivity rate of laborers in the Philippines.

Exclusions: Structural Calculations. Sign and seal of Professional Engineer / Architect. You cannot use this to apply for building permit unless re-drawn, signed and sealed by a professional.

Disclaimer: The plans are just guides. That is why it is cheap. Though the structural concepts, depths of foundations, beams and column sizes, reinforcing bars are considered with our intellect and experience as licensed civil engineers, it is ALWAYS advisable to hire a professional that you trust to design your homes, construct the plans at your own risk.

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NCR – Bituminous Material Prices

This is the average price of Bituminous Materials in National Capital Region. VAT exclusive.

Materials DescriptionUnitAmount (PhP)
Asphalt Cement Penetration Grade 40-50MTON48,000.00
Asphalt Cement Penetration Grade 60-70MTON47,100.00
Asphalt Cement Penetration Grade 85-100MTON45,100.00
Asphalt Cement Penetration Grade 100-120MTON43,000.00
Asphalt Cement Penetration Grade 120-150MTON42,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (RC70)MTON45,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (RC250)MTON44,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (RC800)MTON43,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (RC3000)MTON42,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (MC30)MTON46,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (MC70)MTON55,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (MC250)MTON44,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (MC800)MTON55,000.00
Asphalt Cut-Back (MC3000)MTON37,000.00
Asphalt Emulsified AnionicMTON44,000.00
Asphalt Emulsified Cationic CRS-1MTON55,000.00
Asphalt Emulsified Cationic CRS-2MTON56,000.00
Asphalt Emulsified Cationic SS1MTON55,000.00
Asphalt Plant Mix ColdMTON5,200.00
Asphalt Plant Mix HotMTON5,200.00

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NCR – Painting Materials Prices

This is the average cost of painting materials prices in National Capital Region. The materials below are the most common materials needed in your DIY painting projects.

Materials DescriptionUnitAve. Price (PhP)
Paint Tinting ColorL55.00
Paint AluminumGal570.00
Paint EnamelGal598.00
Paint Latex GlossGal573.00
Paint Latex Semi-GlossGal573.00
Paint Red LeadGal391.00
Thinner PaintGal283.00
Thinner LacquerGal231.00
Paint Metal EpoxyGal665.00
Paint Primer SolventGal527.00
Brush Paint – 2″pc37.00
Brush Paint – 3″pc51.00
Brush Paint – 4″pc68.00
Brush Roller #9 with Traypc146.00
Steel Brush – 4″pc86.00
Oil PaintL92.00
Lacquer PuttyKg162.00
Sand Paper #120Dozen130.00
Spar VarnishL127.00

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Bungalow Dos (76 SQ.M.) 2BR with Carpark Construction Prices

This is a small house, thus, for small family, a 4-person home for people who are just starting to settle down. Construction of houses in the Philippines may vary. A lot of factor plays for the total construction cost of a house. The most common determinant is the area, the aesthetic, meaning, the materials used, and the location.

This guide will help you determine the total cost to build your own home from start to finish.

Bungalow Dos – Perspective Plan

This is a 76 square meter house. There are two bedrooms with single car park.

The balcony and the house is elevated at 0.20 meters. Low-cost materials were used during the designing and estimation, but the structural credibility is not compromised.

All floors were tiled. The balcony has enough area for visitors and family dinners. The idea is to provide enough space to “breathe”. Perfect for barbeque parties and socializing. There are two comfort rooms, one is common and the other is on master’s bedroom. Service area is located at the rear portion of the house with sink.

Below is the estimated cost of Bungalow Dos construction from start to finish.

Activity / Construction TradeAmount (PhP)Percentage
Manual Excavation and Backfilling9,082.290.92%
Concreting Works (Rebars, Concrete, Formworks, Gravel Bed)304,761.7630.79%
Masonry Works107,610.9410.87%
Plastering Works40,913.274.13%
Ceiling Works74,719.537.55%
Concrete Painting45,091.654.56%
Ceiling Painting50,737.225.13%
Metal Painting (Truss / Roof)20,173.272.04%
Tiling Works63,928.986.46%
Roofing Works109,652.7111.08%
Hardware7,231.250.73%
Doors, Windows, and Railings66,709.206.74%
Plumbing Works66,630.006.73%
Electrical Works22,479.602.27%
TOTAL989,761.67100.00%
Bungalow Dos – Sample Bill of Quantity

Get the complete plan (pdf, short bond paper size) with Bill of Materials (excel) incorporated with labor calculations. Just input the labor rates in your area, prices of the materials and viola! You’ll get the total amount and the time needed to complete certain works. More details HERE. or know more on how to pay via Gcash here.

Bungalow Dos Bundle Amount : Php 850.00

Pay via GCASH at 0920-591-0982 care of RGM, download via Google Drive.

Inclusions:

  1. Bill of Materials (How many bags of cement, tiles, reinforcing bars will you need) with Labor timeline estimates (How many hours for a foreman, skilled and unskilled workers are needed to complete a certain work).

2. Floor plan, perspective and elevations.

3. Power and lighting layout.

4. Sanitary and waterline layout with Septic and Grease Trap Details.

5. Foundation Plan.

6. Column, Footing and Beam Details.

7. Roof Framing and Beam Plan.

Limitations: This excel file will only work for this set Plan. Labor calculations are pre-assumed based on average productivity rate of laborers in the Philippines.

Exclusions: Structural Calculations. Sign and seal of Professional Engineer / Architect. You cannot use this to apply for building permit unless re-drawn, signed and sealed by a professional.

Disclaimer: The plans are just guides. That is why it is cheap. Though the structural concepts, depths of foundations, beams and column sizes, reinforcing bars are considered with our intellect and experience as licensed civil engineers, it is ALWAYS advisable to hire a professional that you trust to design your homes, construct the plans at your own risk.

If you have any questions email us at philconprices@gmail.com .

Let us know how this post helped you by commenting. Stay safe!

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