33 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX,  INFLATION RATE AND PURCHASING POWER OF THE PESO                                                
  2012 = 100                                                      
  for periods indicated                                                      
    2017 2018
    2015 2016 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
PHILIPPINES
All Items 107.0 108.4 111.5 110.3 110.7 110.7 111.1 111.0 111.0 111.1 111.3 112.0 112.3 112.8 113.1 114.1 114.9 115.5 116.1 116.1 116.8 117.4 118.4 119.5 119.8
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 110.5 112.3 115.7 114.8 114.9 114.3 114.7 114.8 115.3 115.3 115.6 116.3 116.7 117.4 118.1 119.8 120.4 121.0 121.5 121.4 122.3 123.4 125.4 127.6 127.7
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 140.0 146.5 156.6 152.0 153.7 155.1 155.3 155.8 156.4 157.1 157.6 157.9 158.7 159.3 160.6 170.5 179.6 183.9 186.3 187.8 188.9 190.9 191.6 192.3 193.0
Clothing and Footwear 109.5 111.8 114.5 113.6 113.8 114.0 114.1 114.3 114.5 114.6 114.8 114.9 115.0 115.2 115.3 115.8 116.1 116.3 116.6 116.8 117.0 117.4 117.5 117.8 117.9
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 103.1 103.6 106.4 104.7 105.9 106.5 107.0 106.8 105.4 105.3 105.6 107.0 107.2 107.7 107.5 107.6 108.7 109.6 110.2 110.0 110.2 111.2 111.4 111.9 112.3
Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 108.2 110.2 112.7 111.6 111.8 112.2 112.4 112.4 112.5 112.9 113.0 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.7 114.0 114.5 115.2 115.5 115.7 115.9 116.6 116.9 117.2 117.5
Health 107.2 109.5 112.4 111.6 111.8 112.0 112.0 112.1 112.4 112.6 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.9 113.9 114.2 114.7 115.1 115.2 115.4 116.8 117.1 117.3 117.7
Transport 95.1 93.8 98.5 97.0 97.3 98.0 98.5 98.2 97.8 97.7 98.5 99.3 99.4 99.9 100.6 101.4 102.8 102.5 103.3 104.3 104.7 105.4 106.2 107.2 108.1
Communication 100.2 100.5 100.8 100.6 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.9 100.9 100.9 100.9 101.0 101.0 101.0 101.1 101.2 101.2 101.3 101.3
Recreation and Culture 108.1 109.1 110.4 109.5 109.7 109.8 109.8 109.9 110.2 111.0 111.0 110.9 110.9 110.9 111.0 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.7 112.0 113.8 114.2 114.3
Education 112.8 116.2 119.1 117.9 117.9 117.9 117.9 117.9 119.7 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 124.5 115.3 115.4 115.4 115.4
Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 105.7 107.5 109.3 108.4 108.6 108.7 108.7 108.8 109.2 109.4 109.5 109.9 109.9 110.1 110.4 110.8 111.3 112.0 112.4 112.8 113.1 113.5 113.9 114.3 114.5
Inflation Rate
Headline 0.7 1.3 2.9 2.5 3.1 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.6 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 3.4 3.8 4.3 4.5 4.6 5.2 5.7 6.4 6.7 6.7
Core  1.0 1.6 2.4          2.3          2.8          2.9          2.8          2.7          2.1          2.1          2.2          2.7          2.6          2.4          2.2          2.6          3.0          3.4          3.5          3.6          4.3          4.5          4.8          4.7          4.9
Alternative Estimates of Core Inflation1
   Trimmed Mean2 1.5 1.2 2.2 1.9 2.1 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.0 1.9 2.0 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.8 3.3 3.4 3.3 4.0 4.5 5.1 5.4 5.6
   Weighted Median3 1.7 1.3 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.5 2.0 2.9 3.5 3.7 3.2 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.7 5.0
   Net of Volatile Items4 2.2 1.9 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 3.4 3.8 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.8 4.9 5.1
Purchasing Power of the Peso 0.93 0.92 0.90 0.91 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.88 0.88 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.85 0.84 0.84 0.83
METRO MANILA
All Items 104.4 105.1 109.0 106.7 107.8 108.2 108.6 108.6 108.2 108.3 108.7 110.1 110.3 110.9 111.2 111.7 112.9 113.8 114.3 113.9 114.5 115.3 116.3 117.0 117.0
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 110.2 113.3 119.5 117.3 117.8 117.5 118.0 118.9 119.2 119.0 119.3 120.5 121.3 121.7 123.3 124.4 125.6 125.7 126.2 125.0 126.0 127.5 129.6 131.6 130.8
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 130.7 135.6 147.4 140.0 143.3 145.8 146.1 146.8 148.6 148.7 148.9 149.4 149.7 150.3 150.8 164.9 173.7 177.5 179.6 180.5 180.8 181.2 181.4 181.6 182.0
Clothing and Footwear 111.2 113.0 115.8 114.3 114.5 115.2 115.4 115.8 115.9 116.0 116.5 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.7 117.3 117.3 117.6 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.8 118.8 118.8 118.9
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 99.8 97.9 100.4 97.6 99.8 101.1 101.5 100.9 98.1 98.2 98.8 102.0 101.6 102.9 102.3 101.7 103.8 105.8 106.3 105.4 105.5 106.3 106.5 106.3 106.7
Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 108.8 109.8 112.2 110.7 110.9 111.7 111.9 112.2 112.3 112.5 112.5 112.8 112.8 113.1 113.2 113.2 113.6 114.7 115.3 115.5 115.8 116.0 116.2 116.2 116.2
Health 109.4 110.5 113.6 111.5 112.3 112.7 112.8 112.9 113.8 114.5 114.5 114.5 114.5 114.5 114.5 115.1 115.2 115.7 115.8 115.9 116.1 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.9
Transport 92.4 90.0 97.0 93.5 95.3 96.3 96.4 95.8 95.7 96.6 97.8 98.6 99.2 99.5 99.8 100.9 101.7 101.3 102.0 103.0 103.1 105.2 107.8 108.8 109.6
Communication 100.3 100.5 100.7 100.5 100.6 100.6 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.9 101.0 101.1 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.3 101.4 101.4
Recreation and Culture 107.0 108.3 109.8 109.2 109.2 109.3 109.5 109.5 110.0 110.0 110.1 110.1 110.1 110.2 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.6 111.0 111.0 111.1 111.2 112.6 112.8 112.9
Education 113.9 117.7 120.3 119.2 119.2 119.2 119.2 119.2 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 127.8 123.0 123.0 123.0 123.0
Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 102.3 103.3 105.5 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.5 105.5 105.6 105.7 106.5 106.5 106.6 107.1 107.3 107.6 109.0 109.6 110.0 110.1 110.2 110.7 111.2 111.5
Inflation Rate -0.1 0.7 3.7 2.5 3.4 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.1 2.9 3.3 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.2 4.7 4.7 5.2 5.2 4.9 5.8 6.5 7.0 6.3 6.1
Purchasing Power of the Peso 0.96 0.95 0.92 0.94 0.93 0.92 0.92 0.92 0.92 0.92 0.92 0.91 0.91 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.89 0.88 0.87 0.88 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.85 0.85
AREAS OUTSIDE METRO MANILA (AOMM)
All Items 107.8 109.3 112.2 111.3 111.5 111.4 111.8 111.7 111.8 111.9 112.1 112.5 112.9 113.3 113.6 114.8 115.5 116.0 116.6 116.8 117.5 118.0 119.0 120.2 120.6
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 110.6 112.1 114.9 114.3 114.3 113.7 114.0 114.0 114.5 114.5 114.8 115.4 115.8 116.5 117.0 118.9 119.4 120.0 120.5 120.7 121.5 122.6 124.5 126.8 127.1
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 141.9 148.8 158.5 154.5 155.8 157.0 157.2 157.6 158.0 158.8 159.4 159.7 160.5 161.2 162.6 171.6 180.8 185.2 187.7 189.3 190.6 192.9 193.7 194.5 195.2
Clothing and Footwear 109.0 111.5 114.2 113.4 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 114.1 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.8 115.0 115.4 115.8 116.0 116.2 116.4 116.6 117.0 117.2 117.6 117.7
Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 104.6 105.9 108.9 107.7 108.5 108.7 109.3 109.2 108.4 108.3 108.5 109.1 109.5 109.7 109.7 110.0 110.7 111.2 111.8 111.9 112.2 113.2 113.5 114.2 114.6
Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 108.1 110.4 112.8 111.9 112.1 112.3 112.5 112.5 112.6 113.0 113.1 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.9 114.2 114.8 115.4 115.6 115.8 115.9 116.8 117.1 117.5 117.9
Health 106.7 109.3 112.1 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.8 111.9 112.1 112.2 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.5 113.6 114.0 114.5 114.9 115.1 115.3 116.2 116.5 116.8 117.2
Transport 95.8 95.0 98.9 98.0 97.9 98.5 99.1 98.9 98.4 98.0 98.7 99.5 99.5 100.0 100.8 101.6 103.1 102.8 103.7 104.7 105.2 105.4 105.7 106.7 107.7
Communication 100.1 100.5 100.8 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.9 100.9 100.9 100.9 101.0 101.0 101.0 101.0 101.1 101.2 101.2 101.3
Recreation and Culture 108.5 109.3 110.5 109.6 109.8 109.9 109.9 110.0 110.2 111.3 111.3 111.1 111.1 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.5 111.6 111.9 112.2 114.2 114.6 114.7
Education 112.4 115.7 118.7 117.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 119.2 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 123.4 112.8 112.9 112.9 112.9
Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 107.0 109.1 110.8 110.1 110.3 110.4 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.9 111.0 111.2 111.2 111.5 111.7 112.1 112.8 113.2 113.5 113.9 114.3 114.8 115.1 115.5 115.7
Inflation Rate 0.9 1.4 2.7 2.5 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.3 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 2.5 2.5 3.1 3.6 4.1 4.3 4.6 5.1 5.5 6.2 6.8 6.8
Purchasing Power of the Peso 0.93 0.91 0.89 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.89 0.90 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.88 0.88 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.83 0.83
                                             
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  Notes:        
1Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) estimates
2The trimmed mean represents the average inflation rate of the weighted.
3The weighted median represents the middle inflation rate (corresponding to a cumulative CPI weight of 50 percent) in a lowest-to-highest ranking of year-on-year inflation rates.
4The net of volatile items method excludes the following items: bread and cereals, meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, gas, solid fuels, fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment, and passenger transport by road, which represents   around 39.0 percent of all items.
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)