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Average cost of living

Requested from NEDA by Geraldine Asis at 08:09 AM on Aug 13, 2018.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/1988 - 08/13/2018
Tracking no: #NEDA-199448484986

Geraldine 08:09 AM, Aug 13, 2018

I would need your help. I want to get information about the following:

1. How much is the monthly cost of living of an average Filipino Family living in the urban area from 1988 to present? 
2.  How much is the monthly cost of living of an average Filipino Family living in the rural area from 1988 to present?
3. If possible please also include the rage depending on the number of the family members. 
Thank you!

Geraldine 08:16 AM, Aug 13, 2018

* Please categorize it by year.

Geraldine 07:01 AM, Oct 01, 2018

Hi it's more than a month now. Is there any update if you can take action of my request?
May 17, 2019

Dear Geraldine,


Thank you for your request dated Aug 13, 2018 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Average cost of living.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have [some of]* the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) regarding this matter. 

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