For those who have electricity, each family paid an average of P7,809 for the whole year in 2009 (current prices) or about $164. This formed an average of 3.7% of their total expenditures (7.3% of non-food expenditures) for the year. The average monthly bill therefore was around P650, or $13.66.
To have a more nuanced look at the expenditures, I have tabulated the data by income groups. The average electric bill of the poorest family in 2009 was around P1,559 ($33) while for the richest family - P20,192 (roughly $424).
|Income Groups||Phil. Pesos*||US dollars*|
*Weighted averages; based on my personal calculations using the 2009 Public Use File of the FIES; for the official data, please contact the NSO.
Spending on Food
Spending on Contraceptives