family living wage

Minimum wage vs family living wage per region as of November 2022

December 6, 2022

The November 8% inflation pushes the family living wage higher up in all of the country’s regions while minimum wages remain insufficient – even the highest at Php570 in the NCR. Addressing this and the rampancy of low-paying informal jobs should be a top concern as legislative sessions draw to a close.

Minimum wage vs family living wage per region

November 29, 2022

NCR has the highest minimum wage in the country – but is still just 50.3% of the family living wage. The gap is even larger on the rest of the country. The worst is on BARMM where the minimum wage is only 17.9% of the family living wage there.

The family living wage (as of October 2022)

November 9, 2022

The urgency for a substantial wage increase, ample cash assistance for the poor and subsidies for vulnerable sectors become all the more glaring as the cost of living rises with soaring inflation.

The family living wage (as of September 2022)

October 14, 2022

The recent oil price hike contributes to the soaring prices of basic goods and services. Filipino workers are having a hard time keeping up even with a minimum wage hike in June. In the National Capital Region, the minimum wage is barely half (51%) of the Php1,119 estimated family living wage needed by a family […]

The Family Living Wage as of August 2022

September 13, 2022

Filipino workers are still having a hard time keeping up with the rising costs of goods and services despite an increase in the minimum wage. For instance, the National Capital Region minimum wage is barely half (51%) of the Php1,117 estimated family living wage (FLW) needed by a family of five to live decently as of August 2022.

NCR minimum wage barely half of family living wage

May 18, 2022

NCR minimum wage increased but still falls short of living wage

Oil price rollback not enough for Filipinos to recover income losses

March 23, 2022

NEWS

The Duterte administration’s belated move to raise cash aid to Php500 per month does little to help millions of poor and vulnerable Filipino households recover lost incomes and cope with rising prices.

The Family Living Wage

March 4, 2022

Workers’ wages keep falling amid inflation and unchanging minimum wage. NCR minimum wage is now just half of the family living wage.

The Family Living Wage (as of July 2021)

August 13, 2021

How much does a family need to live decently? With ayuda still slow in coming and too little at that, millions of Filipino families aren’t going to be able to meet their basic needs.