Manila Currency Guide
The Philippine Peso is the currency of Manila.
ATMs are readily available in Manila. Be sure to always carry cash as a backup in case the power goes down, the ATM is out of order, or you lose or break your plastic. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don’t forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and to check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you leave home, don't forget to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Philippine Pesos to have with you when you arrive in Manila. Philippine Pesos are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
Plastic is accepted in pretty much every shop, restaurant and hotel in Manila. Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted cards; double check with your bank before you travel about accessing your various accounts while in Manila.