ZIP Code Philippines 2023: The Ultimate List of Postal Codes

A ZIP code is often asked, along with your address, for billing and delivery purposes. It speeds up the process of locating the recipient’s address, thus making the delivery of goods faster. With our ultimate list of ZIP codes in the Philippines, you can quickly find the postal code assigned to your area.

Related: An Ultimate Guide to Landline Area Codes in the Philippines

What Is a ZIP Code?

A ZIP code (Zone Improvement Plan code) is a 4-digit number added to your address to speed up the process and ensure the accuracy of delivery services. PhilPost (Philippine Postal Corporation) and other mail services commonly use it to deliver postal mail.

ZIP code is also used in the United States, composed of a 5-digit number, sometimes added with another four digits for more accuracy. By contrast, the Philippines only uses a 4-digit ZIP code.

ZIP Code Philippines: The Ultimate List

1. Metro Manila ZIP Codes

2. Provincial ZIP Codes

What Is the Difference Between a ZIP Code and a Postal Code?

The ZIP and postal codes have almost the same purpose: to locate the delivery address.

The ZIP code is commonly used in the United States and the Philippines, where it facilitates faster mail delivery by assigning codes to postal addresses. Meanwhile, the postal code is an alphanumeric code used in the United Kingdom and other countries.

For example, the postal code in the UK has two parts: the outward code indicating the broad locality where the address is located, and the inward code, which narrows down to the sector within the postal district.

Is There a 5-Digit ZIP Code in the Philippines?

There is no 5-digit ZIP Code in the Philippines. However, the United States uses a 5-digit ZIP Code, with the first number representing the states or region, the next two digits representing the city, and the last two numbers representing the specific delivery area.

An extended version of the US ZIP code was introduced in 1983 using the format ‘ZIP+4’. The ZIP represents the standard 5-digit number, while the four additional digits are added to narrow it down further to a more specific location.

Regarding function, the 5-digit ZIP Code in the US and the 4-digit ZIP Code in the Philippines are the same.

How To Write Address With ZIP Code Philippines

The ZIP code should be written on the LEFT SIDE of the last line of the address. To write an address with a ZIP code, follow this format:


Unit/Floor + House/Building Name + Street Number + Street Name

Barangay/District + City

ZIP Code + Metro Manila

Below is an example of a letter envelope format with an address and ZIP Code written on it.

how to write address with zip code philippines


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