In the first semester of 2021, a family of five needed, on average, PhP12,082 per
month to meet their minimum basic food and non-food needs.
This is 14.7percent higher than the monthly average amount of PhP10,532 needed to meet the minimum basic food and non-food needs of a family of five in the first semester of 2018.
These amounts are also called the poverty thresholds.
In terms of incidences, the proportion of Filipino families with income less than the
poverty threshold, or the poverty incidence among families in first semester of
2021,was estimated at18.0 percent.
These families have incomes that are not sufficient to buy their minimum basic food and non-food needs during the first half of the year.
Among Filipinos, the poverty incidence was 23.7 percent in first semester of 2021or about 26.14million poor Filipinos.
The proportion of Filipino families whose incomes were less than the food threshold
(PhP8,393) or the monthly average amount needed to meet their basic food needs
in first semester of 2021,stood at 7.1percent.
Among the population, 1 in 10 Filipinos were food poor or those who lived below the food thresholds in the first semester of 2021.