Weekly and bi-monthly survey on the changes in the prices of commodities consumed and services availed of by an ordinary Filipino household; serves as bases in the computation of consumer price index (CPI) and inflation rate.
Region CPI Inflation Rate Purchasing Power of Peso Month
Bicol Region 162.80 5.90 0.61 April 2018
Bicol Region 162.00 6.40 0.62 March 2018
Bicol Region 161.10 6.20 0.62 February 2018

Consumer Price Index for all Income Households in Bicol Region: March 2018

The Bicol Region’s inflation rate in March 2018 went up to 6.4 percent. Compared to
the 4.4 percent inflation rate in the same period last year, the March 2018 rate was higher
by 2.0 percentage points.
The increase was attributed to the Inflation Rate by the Food and Non-Alcoholic
Beverages (from 6.0 percent to 6.6 percent), Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (from 30.1
percent to 30.4 percent), Clothing and Footwear (from 5.1 percent to 5.6 percent),