How Much Will Ham + Fruit Cocktail Cost This Year? DTI Released A Price List To Guide You

How much should you save for your Noche Buena favorites?

IMAGE Majoy Siason

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has released a list of suggested retail prices (SRP) of Noche Buena staples to better guide the designated "tributes" and cooks when shopping for noche buena essentials. The price list includes noche buena staples like ham, queso de bola, and everything else you'll need to make creamy desserts, pasta, and main dishes.

Photo by Majoy Siason

Before releasing the price list, the prices and proposals sent by the companies are reviewed by the DTI Consumer Protection Group. DTI also discussed with manufacturers to evaluate decisions of price adjustments and prove cost increases, as these are products deemed a necessity, especially in the middle of a pandemic.

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Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo explained, "The process is not easy, but we appreciate the response of many companies as they want to show the bayanihan spirit by not increasing their Christmas products this year. We talked to each manufacturer to retain their 2019 prices for noche buena products."   

For those who are in charge of planning the noche buena spread this Christmas, you can be guided by DTI's price list for Noche Buena essentials:

  • Ham
  • 500 grams: P135 - P189
  • 800 grams: P196 - P430
  • 1 kilogram PP299 - P1,025
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • 432 grams: P50.35 - P56.45
  • 3 kilograms: P202.75 - P239.40
  • Cheese
  • 165 grams: P49.50 - P89
  • 500 grams: P118.20 - P165.60
  • Keso de Bola
  • 350 grams: P199 - P320
  • 500 grams: P279.50 - P410
  • 750 grams: P435.40 - P539
  • Sandwich Spread
  • 200 grams: P72 - P85
  • 220 ml (pouch): P52.50 - P89.45
  • 220 ml (har): P59.85 - P99.80
  • 470 ml (jar): P122.85 - P205.80
  • Mayonnaise
  • 220 ml (pouch): P47.55 - P83.35
  • 470 ml (jar); P96.50 - P196.35
  • 700 ml (jar): P140 - P283
  • Pasta/Spaghetti
  • 500 grams: P55 - P73
  • 900 grams: P57 - P87.65
  • Elbow and Salad Macaroni
  • 200 grams: P18.75 - P36.65
  • 400 grams: P31 - P58.05
  • 1 kilogram: P64 - P98.65 
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • 250 grams: P22 - P27.90
  • 500 grams: P42 - P57.70
  • 1 kilogram: P60.70 - P84.20
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 200 grams: P15.50 - P19.70
  • 1 kilogram: P62 - P78.25
  • Creamer
  • 250 ml: P55 - P59
  • 370 ml: P47 - P55


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