1 in 3 live beneath poverty line in Malaga

ALMOST one in three (30 per cent) people in Malaga Province live beneath the poverty line, National Institute of Statistics (INE) figures show.

Malaga is eight per cent higher than the Spanish average of 21.8 per cent. A quarter of families in Spain said they struggle making it to the end of the month and could not save money.

Almost 10 per cent of families say it is “very hard” to get to the end of the month, and a further 6.1 per cent say they have to delay payments such as mortgages, rent, and bills.

In Malaga, the number of people who have had to do this is increases to 9.4 per cent, and 47.8 per cent in Malaga claim they have no money to meet unexpected expenses.

In Andalucia, 54.5 per cent of citizens can’t afford to away on holiday for a week, as they have an average monthly income of €669.

Around €313 of this is spent on rent, mortgages, community fees, water and electricity bills and other household expenses.

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