33 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX,  INFLATION RATE AND PURCHASING POWER OF THE PESO                                                
  2012 = 100                                                        
  for periods indicated                                                        
    2017 2018            
    2016 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
   
PHILIPPINES  
All Items 108.4 111.5 110.3 110.7 110.7 111.1 111.0 111.0 111.1 111.3 112.0 112.3 112.8 113.1 114.1 114.9 115.5 116.1 116.1 116.8 117.4 118.4 119.5 119.8 119.6 118.9
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 112.3 115.7 114.8 114.9 114.3 114.7 114.8 115.3 115.3 115.6 116.3 116.7 117.4 118.1 119.8 120.4 121.0 121.5 121.4 122.3 123.4 125.4 127.6 127.7 126.8 126.0
  Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 146.5 156.6 152.0 153.7 155.1 155.3 155.8 156.4 157.1 157.6 157.9 158.7 159.3 160.6 170.5 179.6 183.9 186.3 187.8 188.9 190.9 191.6 192.3 193.0 194.0 195.5
  Clothing and Footwear 111.8 114.5 113.6 113.8 114.0 114.1 114.3 114.5 114.6 114.8 114.9 115.0 115.2 115.3 115.8 116.1 116.3 116.6 116.8 117.0 117.4 117.5 117.8 117.9 118.3 118.5
  Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 103.6 106.4 104.7 105.9 106.5 107.0 106.8 105.4 105.3 105.6 107.0 107.2 107.7 107.5 107.6 108.7 109.6 110.2 110.0 110.2 111.2 111.4 111.9 112.3 112.2 111.9
  Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 110.2 112.7 111.6 111.8 112.2 112.4 112.4 112.5 112.9 113.0 113.2 113.3 113.4 113.7 114.0 114.5 115.2 115.5 115.7 115.9 116.6 116.9 117.2 117.5 117.9 118.0
  Health 109.5 112.4 111.6 111.8 112.0 112.0 112.1 112.4 112.6 112.6 112.7 112.8 112.9 112.9 113.9 114.2 114.7 115.1 115.2 115.4 116.8 117.1 117.3 117.7 118.0 118.3
  Transport 93.8 98.5 97.0 97.3 98.0 98.5 98.2 97.8 97.7 98.5 99.3 99.4 99.9 100.6 101.4 102.8 102.5 103.3 104.3 104.7 105.4 106.2 107.2 108.2 108.8 104.6
  Communication 100.5 100.8 100.6 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.9 100.9 100.9 100.9 101.0 101.0 101.0 101.1 101.2 101.2 101.3 101.3 101.3 101.3
  Recreation and Culture 109.1 110.4 109.5 109.7 109.8 109.8 109.9 110.2 111.0 111.0 110.9 110.9 110.9 111.0 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.7 112.0 113.8 114.2 114.3 114.4 114.5
  Education 116.2 119.1 117.9 117.9 117.9 117.9 117.9 119.7 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 124.5 115.3 115.4 115.4 115.4 115.5 115.5
  Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 107.5 109.3 108.4 108.6 108.7 108.7 108.8 109.2 109.4 109.5 109.9 109.9 110.1 110.4 110.8 111.3 112.0 112.4 112.8 113.1 113.5 113.9 114.3 114.5 115.1 115.2
Inflation Rate  
  Headline 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 6.0 5.1
  Core  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          5.1          4.7
  Alternative Estimates of Core Inflation1  
     Trimmed Mean2 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 5.2 4.7
     Weighted Median3 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 5.4 5.1
     Net of Volatile Items4 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 5.0 4.7
Purchasing Power of the Peso 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 0.84 0.84
   
METRO MANILA  
All Items 105.1 109.0 106.7 107.8 108.2 108.6 108.6 108.2 108.3 108.7 110.1 110.3 110.9 111.2 111.7 112.9 113.8 114.3 113.9 114.5 115.3 116.3 117.0 117.0 117.1 116.5
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 113.3 119.5 117.3 117.8 117.5 118.0 118.9 119.2 119.0 119.3 120.5 121.3 121.7 123.3 124.4 125.6 125.7 126.2 125.0 126.0 127.5 129.6 131.6 130.8 130.0 129.6
  Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 135.6 147.4 140.0 143.3 145.8 146.1 146.8 148.6 148.7 148.9 149.4 149.7 150.3 150.8 164.9 173.7 177.5 179.6 180.5 180.8 181.2 181.4 181.6 182.0 182.1 182.2
  Clothing and Footwear 113.0 115.8 114.3 114.5 115.2 115.4 115.8 115.9 116.0 116.5 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.7 117.3 117.3 117.6 118.3 118.4 118.5 118.8 118.8 118.8 118.9 119.7 120.0
  Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 97.9 100.4 97.6 99.8 101.1 101.5 100.9 98.1 98.2 98.8 102.0 101.6 102.9 102.3 101.7 103.8 105.8 106.3 105.4 105.5 106.3 106.5 106.3 106.7 106.8 106.8
  Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 109.8 112.2 110.7 110.9 111.7 111.9 112.2 112.3 112.5 112.5 112.8 112.8 113.1 113.2 113.2 113.6 114.7 115.3 115.5 115.8 116.0 116.2 116.2 116.2 116.8 116.9
  Health 110.5 113.6 111.5 112.3 112.7 112.8 112.9 113.8 114.5 114.5 114.5 114.5 114.5 114.5 115.1 115.2 115.7 115.8 115.9 116.1 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.9 120.2 120.3
  Transport 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 99.8 100.9 101.7 101.3 102.0 103.0 103.1 105.2 107.8 108.8 109.6 111.4 106.2
  Communication 100.5 100.7 100.5 100.6 100.6 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.9 101.0 101.1 101.1 101.2 101.3 101.3 101.4 101.4 101.4 101.4
  Recreation and Culture 108.3 109.8 109.2 109.2 109.3 109.5 109.5 110.0 110.0 110.1 110.1 110.1 110.2 110.2 110.3 110.4 110.6 111.0 111.0 111.1 111.2 112.6 112.8 112.9 113.0 113.0
  Education 117.7 120.3 119.2 119.2 119.2 119.2 119.2 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 121.1 127.8 123.0 123.0 123.0 123.0 123.0 123.0
  Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 103.3 105.5 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.5 105.5 105.6 105.7 106.5 106.5 106.6 107.1 107.3 107.6 109.0 109.6 110.0 110.1 110.2 110.7 111.2 111.5 112.1 112.1
Inflation Rate 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 5.6 4.8
Purchasing Power of the Peso 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 0.85 0.86
   
AREAS OUTSIDE METRO MANILA (AOMM)  
All Items 109.3 112.2 111.3 111.5 111.4 111.8 111.7 111.8 111.9 112.1 112.5 112.9 113.3 113.6 114.8 115.5 116.0 116.6 116.8 117.5 118.0 119.0 120.2 120.6 120.3 119.6
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 112.1 114.9 114.3 114.3 113.7 114.0 114.0 114.5 114.5 114.8 115.4 115.8 116.5 117.0 118.9 119.4 120.0 120.5 120.7 121.5 122.6 124.5 126.8 127.1 126.2 125.3
  Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 148.8 158.5 154.5 155.8 157.0 157.2 157.6 158.0 158.8 159.4 159.7 160.5 161.2 162.6 171.6 180.8 185.2 187.7 189.3 190.6 192.9 193.7 194.5 195.2 196.5 198.2
  Clothing and Footwear 111.5 114.2 113.4 113.6 113.7 113.8 113.9 114.1 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 114.8 115.0 115.4 115.8 116.0 116.2 116.4 116.6 117.0 117.2 117.6 117.7 117.9 118.1
  Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 105.9 108.9 107.7 108.5 108.7 109.3 109.2 108.4 108.3 108.5 109.1 109.5 109.7 109.7 110.0 110.7 111.2 111.8 111.9 112.2 113.2 113.5 114.2 114.6 114.4 114.0
  Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 110.4 112.8 111.9 112.1 112.3 112.5 112.5 112.6 113.0 113.1 113.3 113.4 113.5 113.9 114.2 114.8 115.4 115.6 115.8 115.9 116.8 117.1 117.5 117.9 118.2 118.4
  Health 109.3 112.1 111.6 111.7 111.8 111.8 111.9 112.1 112.2 112.2 112.3 112.4 112.5 112.5 113.6 114.0 114.5 114.9 115.1 115.3 116.2 116.5 116.8 117.2 117.5 117.9
  Transport 95.0 98.9 98.0 97.9 98.5 99.1 98.9 98.4 98.0 98.7 99.5 99.5 100.0 100.8 101.6 103.1 102.8 103.7 104.7 105.2 105.4 105.7 106.7 107.8 108.0 104.1
  Communication 100.5 100.8 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.7 100.8 100.8 100.8 100.9 100.9 100.9 100.9 101.0 101.0 101.0 101.0 101.1 101.2 101.2 101.3 101.3 101.3
  Recreation and Culture 109.3 110.5 109.6 109.8 109.9 109.9 110.0 110.2 111.3 111.3 111.1 111.1 111.1 111.2 111.3 111.4 111.5 111.5 111.6 111.9 112.2 114.2 114.6 114.7 114.8 114.9
  Education 115.7 118.7 117.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 119.2 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 119.7 123.4 112.8 112.9 112.9 112.9 113.0 113.0
  Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 109.1 110.8 110.1 110.3 110.4 110.4 110.5 110.6 110.9 111.0 111.2 111.2 111.5 111.7 112.1 112.8 113.2 113.5 113.9 114.3 114.8 115.1 115.5 115.7 116.2 116.4
Inflation Rate 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 6.2 5.3
Purchasing Power of the Peso 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 0.83 0.84
   
                                                   
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)