33 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX,  INFLATION RATE AND PURCHASING POWER OF THE PESO                            
          for periods indicated 2012 = 100                                                  
         (2006 = 100) for periods indicated                                                  
    2020 2021
    2018 2019 2020 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec   Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
     
PHILIPPINES  
All Items 117.3 120.2 123.3 122.6 122.4 122.3 122.2 122.3 122.9 123.5 123.3 123.4 123.8 125.1 126.2 127.8 128.1 127.8 127.7 127.8 128.0 128.5 129.3
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 123.6 126.2 129.6 129.3 128.7 128.4 129.4 129.2 129.0 128.8 128.4 128.3 129.3 132.2 134.3 137.2 137.3 135.9 135.6 135.1 135.0 135.1 136.7
  Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 187.9 211.9 246.1 236.0 238.3 240.4 241.4 242.6 244.8 247.8 248.2 248.1 250.2 256.3 259.6 263.7 267.3 269.4 270.4 271.3 272.1 273.0 273.7
  Clothing and Footwear 117.2 120.2 122.8 121.9 122.1 122.4 122.5 122.5 122.7 123.0 123.1 123.2 123.3 123.4 123.6 123.9 124.0 124.4 124.5 124.6 124.7 125.1 125.3
  Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 110.6 113.3 114.3 114.7 114.7 114.6 113.9 113.8 113.8 114.6 114.4 114.1 114.0 114.4 114.5 115.3 115.7 115.6 115.6 116.1 116.5 117.6 118.0
  Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 116.2 119.9 124.4 122.2 123.0 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.8 125.0 125.1 125.2 125.4 125.6 125.7 126.0 126.4 126.8 127.4 127.5 127.7 128.1
  Health 116.1 120.2 123.5 122.2 122.4 122.6 122.6 122.7 123.1 123.9 124.1 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.9 125.3 126.0 126.2 126.4 126.6 126.7 127.7 128.0
  Transport 105.0 106.1 109.5 107.0 105.9 104.0 100.6 102.1 109.0 112.8 112.7 115.0 114.8 114.3 115.8 116.3 116.9 118.4 118.6 118.9 119.5 120.7 120.8
  Communication 101.1 101.5 101.8 101.7 101.7 101.8 101.7 101.7 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.9 101.9 101.9 101.9 101.9 102.0 102.0 102.0 102.0 102.0 102.1 102.1
  Recreation and Culture 112.6 115.4 116.1 116.3 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.6 116.7 116.9 115.6 115.2 115.2 115.3 115.4 115.5 115.6 115.8 115.9 115.9 116.0 116.1 116.2
  Education 118.1 118.3 121.2 120.8 120.8 120.8 120.8 120.8 120.8 120.8 120.8 121.9 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1 122.1
  Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 113.2 117.0 119.8 118.6 118.8 119.1 119.1 119.3 119.5 120.1 120.2 120.4 120.6 120.8 121.3 122.1 122.6 122.8 123.2 123.8 124.2 124.4 124.8
Inflation Rate  
  Headline 5.2 2.5 2.6 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.2 2.1 2.5 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.5 3.3 3.5 4.2 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.1 4.0 4.9
  Core  4.2 3.2 3.2     3.3      3.2     3.0      2.9      2.9     3.0      3.3      3.1      3.2     3.0      3.2      3.3     3.4     3.5     3.5     3.3      3.3     3.0      2.9      3.3
  Alternative Estimates of Core Inflation1  
     Trimmed Mean2 4.2 2.6 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.0 2.0 2.1 2.3 2.2 1.9 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.7 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.7 3.3
     Weighted Median3 4.1 2.9 2.3 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.0 2.2 2.0 2.3 2.1 1.8 1.7 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.6 1.6
     Net of Volatile Items4 4.5 3.3 3.4 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.3 3.3 2.9 2.7 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.9 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.7 4.5 3.9 4.4
Purchasing Power of the Peso 0.85 0.83 0.81 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.79 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.77
                                                     
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)  
All Items 115.0 118.0 120.6 119.9 119.5 119.4 119.2 119.4 120.2 120.6 120.5 120.6 121.5 122.9 123.6 125.0 124.4 123.8 123.6 123.7 124.0 124.5 125.0
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 127.7 131.4 135.6 135.2 134.4 134.1 134.7 133.7 133.6 133.6 133.5 134.0 136.6 141.1 143.0 146.4 143.9 141.8 141.3 140.5 140.6 141.0 142.3
  Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 179.0 190.8 214.0 207.5 209.3 211.2 211.4 211.7 212.4 213.8 214.1 214.6 216.0 220.9 224.9 229.2 232.6 233.6 233.1 233.2 235.6 236.3 236.8
  Clothing and Footwear 118.5 120.6 121.9 121.4 121.5 121.7 121.8 121.8 121.8 122.0 122.1 122.2 122.3 122.3 122.4 122.5 122.5 122.6 122.8 122.8 122.9 122.9 122.9
  Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 105.7 107.7 107.3 107.9 107.2 107.5 107.1 106.9 107.0 107.5 107.1 106.9 107.2 107.3 107.4 108.3 108.5 107.8 107.3 107.7 108.1 108.8 109.1
  Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 115.5 117.5 123.5 119.3 120.9 123.6 124.1 124.1 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.3 124.3 124.4 124.5 124.5 124.6 124.7 124.7 125.6 125.7 125.8 126.0
  Health 117.8 121.7 124.9 123.8 123.9 123.8 123.8 123.8 123.8 125.9 125.9 125.9 126.0 126.0 126.0 127.2 127.3 127.4 127.4 127.5 127.5 129.2 129.3
  Transport 105.1 106.9 112.8 107.5 106.7 104.5 101.3 106.6 116.1 118.3 118.9 118.6 118.3 118.1 118.8 119.7 120.4 121.5 121.3 121.3 122.0 123.2 123.1
  Communication 101.2 101.5 101.7 101.6 101.6 101.7 101.7 101.7 101.7 101.7 101.7 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.8 101.9 101.9 101.9
  Recreation and Culture 111.7 113.6 114.1 114.3 114.2 114.3 114.3 114.3 114.4 114.5 114.6 113.7 113.7 113.7 113.7 113.7 113.7 113.8 113.8 113.7 113.8 113.7 113.8
  Education 122.6 126.7 130.0 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.8 129.9 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4 130.4
  Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 110.1 113.9 116.0 115.5 115.6 115.6 115.6 115.8 116.0 116.1 116.1 116.2 116.5 116.6 116.6 116.8 116.8 116.9 117.7 118.6 119.3 119.5 119.8
Inflation Rate 5.5 2.6 2.2 2.7 2.0 1.7 1.2 1.4 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.5 3.5 3.2 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.7
Purchasing Power of the Peso 0.87 0.85 0.83 0.83 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.80 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.80
   
AREAS OUTSIDE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (AONCR)  
All Items 117.9 120.8 124.1 123.4 123.3 123.1 123.1 123.2 123.7 124.3 124.1 124.2 124.5 125.8 127.0 128.6 129.2 128.9 128.9 129.0 129.1 129.6 130.5
  Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages 122.8 125.1 128.4 128.1 127.6 127.2 128.3 128.3 128.1 127.8 127.3 127.2 127.8 130.4 132.5 135.4 136.0 134.7 134.4 134.0 133.9 133.9 135.6
  Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco 189.7 216.2 252.7 241.8 244.3 246.4 247.6 248.9 251.4 254.8 255.2 255.0 257.2 263.6 266.7 270.8 274.4 276.7 278.1 279.1 279.6 280.5 281.3
  Clothing and Footwear 116.8 120.1 123.0 122.0 122.2 122.6 122.7 122.7 122.9 123.2 123.3 123.5 123.6 123.7 123.9 124.2 124.4 124.8 124.9 125.1 125.2 125.6 125.9
  Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and other Fuels 112.6 115.6 117.2 117.5 117.8 117.5 116.8 116.7 116.7 117.5 117.4 117.1 116.9 117.4 117.5 118.2 118.7 118.9 119.1 119.6 120.0 121.3 121.7
  Furnishing, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance of the House 116.5 120.7 124.7 123.1 123.7 124.2 124.2 124.3 124.5 125.0 125.2 125.4 125.5 125.7 125.9 126.1 126.5 126.9 127.5 127.9 128.1 128.3 128.7
  Health 115.8 119.8 123.2 121.8 122.1 122.3 122.4 122.5 123.0 123.5 123.7 123.9 124.1 124.2 124.7 124.9 125.7 126.0 126.2 126.4 126.5 127.4 127.7
  Transport 104.9 105.9 108.5 106.9 105.6 103.9 100.4 100.7 106.8 111.2 110.8 113.9 113.8 113.2 114.9 115.3 115.8 117.5 117.8 118.2 118.8 119.9 120.1
  Communication 101.1 101.4 101.8 101.7 101.7 101.8 101.7 101.7 101.8 101.9 101.9 101.9 101.9 101.9 102.0 102.0 102.1 102.1 102.1 102.1 102.1 102.2 102.2
  Recreation and Culture 112.9 115.9 116.6 116.9 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.3 117.4 117.6 115.9 115.6 115.6 115.8 115.9 116.1 116.2 116.4 116.5 116.6 116.7 116.8 116.9
  Education 116.6 115.6 118.3 117.8 117.8 117.8 117.8 117.8 117.8 117.8 117.8 119.1 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4
  Restaurants and Miscellaneous Goods and Services 114.5 118.2 121.3 119.8 120.1 120.4 120.4 120.6 120.8 121.6 121.8 122.0 122.2 122.4 123.2 124.2 124.8 125.1 125.4 125.8 126.1 126.3 126.8
Inflation Rate 5.1 2.5 2.7 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.7 2.9 2.5 2.4 2.5 3.3 3.7 4.2 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.3 5.2
Purchasing Power of the Peso 0.85 0.83 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.79 0.79 0.78 0.77 0.78 0.78 0.78 0.77 0.77 0.77
   
                                             
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  Notes:                                                
  1Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) estimates  
  2The trimmed mean represents the average inflation of the (weighted) middle 70 percent in a lowest-to-highest ranking of year-on-year inflation rates for all CPI components.  
  3The weighted median represents the middle inflation (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 measure excludes volatile CPI items. For the 2012-based CPI, the following CPI items were excluded: bread and cereals, vegetables, sugar, jam, honey, chocolate, and confectionery, electricity, gas, fuels and lubricants for personal transport equipment, and passenger transport by road, which represents 29.5 percent of all items.    
  Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)