Manila is the Philippines’ capital, the largest city and political centre of the country.
Metro Manila comprises 16 different cities and some 11.6 million people. The city has a per capita GDP of about $5,400. Manila ranks below average overall in the index, but its best performance is in the air quality category with low levels of air pollutants.
Compared to the other cities in the low income range, Manila has the second-lowest rate of energy consumption per unit of GDP and per capita CO2 emissions that are well below average.