2018 First Semester Poverty Statistics

Proportion of Poor Filipinos in the First Semester of 2018 was Estimated at 21.1 Percent

The 2018 first semester poverty incidence among population, or the proportion of poor Filipinos, was estimated at 21.1 percent (revised from the 21.0 percent released last 10 April 2019). Moreover, the poverty threshold was estimated at PhP 10,532 (from PhP 10,481), on average, for a family of five per month in the first semester of 2018.

Proportion of Poor Filipinos registered at 21.0 percent in the First Semester of 2018

In the first semester of 2018, a family of five needed no less than PhP 7,337, on average, to meet the family’s basic food needs for a month. This amount is the food threshold. On the other hand, no less than PhP 10,481, on average, was needed to meet both basic food and non-food needs of a family of five in a month. This amount is the poverty threshold. These are 10.9 percent higher than the food and poverty thresholds from the first semester of 2015.

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