Poverty Stats

Table 1. Annual Per Capita Poverty Threshold, Poverty Incidence and Magnitude of Poor Families, by Region and Province: 1991, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015

Did you know that in 1997, an average family in Bicol spent half of its income on food?

The latest results of the Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) showed that around 50.3 percent of the total expenditures of the average family in Bicol is spent on food alone. In 1994, food consumption ate up 52.5 percent of a family's total expenditures. The FIES was conducted in 1997 and is being conducted every three years. Among the provinces, expenditure on food was highest in Camarines Sur, at 53.2 percent and was lowest at Camarines Norte at 45.2 percent. 
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