NCR inflation

Falling real wages, more expensive food (as of July 2023)

August 8, 2023

The inflation rate being lower in July 2023 means prices went up slower for some commodities. From July 2022-2023 the price of rice, several vegetables and fishes became costlier, still hurting the pockets of poor, lower-income and middle class families.

NCR family living wage as of April 2023

May 9, 2023

Despite declining in April, the 6.6% headline inflation continues to eat away the unchanged minimum wage. Short-term solutions like removing consumption taxes and mandating wage hikes are urgently needed.

Falling wages, more expensive food (February 2023)

March 10, 2023

A decrease in inflation doesn’t mean that prices are going down — only that prices aren’t going up as fast as before. Even if inflation declined slightly in February to 8.6%, the real value of the NCR minimum wage keeps falling as the price of food and other basic goods and services keeps going up.

NCR family living wage as of February 2023

March 10, 2023

The tiny decline of headline inflation to 8.6% in February 2023 is statistically insignificant and the highest inflation in 14 years is still eating away at the unchanged minimum wage. It’s even worse for the poorest 30% of the population who are battling 9.7% inflation which is the same as in January and the highest […]

NCR family living wage as of January 2023

February 7, 2023

Filipinos entered the new year poorly positioned to cope with even higher prices and inflation. The gap between workers’ wages and the estimated family living wage continues to widen.

Falling wages, more expensive food (November 2022)

December 7, 2022

As prices continue to increase and the minimum wage worth much less, wage hike and substantial cash aid should be prioritized.

Falling real wages, more expensive food (October 2022)

November 9, 2022

The National Capital Region’s nominal wage is now worth much less and unable to buy the same amount of basic needs such as food as before. Calls for wage increase and cash aid are more than ever justified.

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.

Falling real wages, more expensive food

October 14, 2022

Despite a recent wage hike, real wages for many Filipinos are declining amid high food prices.