DID YOU KNOW: Family of 5 needs P10,481 monthly for basic needs
Based on the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, in the first semester of 2018, a Filipino family with five members needed around P10,481 on average monthly to meet basic food and nonfood needs.
Of 100 families, 16 did not have sufficient income to meet food and nonfood needs in the first half of 2018.
—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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