Income and Expenditure

Technical Notes on the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES)

The 2015 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) is a nationwide survey of households undertaken every three years.  It is the main source of data on family income and expenditure, which include among others, levels of consumption by item of expenditure as well as sources of income in cash and in kind.  The results of FIES provide information on the levels of living and disparities in income of Filipino families, as well as their spending patterns.

Fuel, Light and Water Expenditures Increased in 2000

In 2000, total family expenditures for fuel, light and water was reported at P112.7 billion, an increase of P38 billion or 50.9 percent from 1997 figure of P74.6 billion. Of this amount, P59.9 billion or 53.2 percent was on electricity expenditures, the highest among the fuel, light, and water expenditure group. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) expenditures ranked second with P20.5 billion or 18.2 percent, while water expenditures (P13.8 billion or 12.3 %) ranked third. On the average, total fuel, light and water expenditures for each family in 2000 was reported at P7,380.

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