By Tara Rippin • 14 December 2018 • 17:41
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THE average monthly salary in Spain grew by 0.6 per cent last year to reach €1,889 gross per month.
But the figures, released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), do not take into account the substantial wage gap that reportedly exists depending on the type of work, the region and the employee’s sex, claims the International Labour Organisation.
The INE report indicates that 30 per cent of people of working age, almost five million, do not earn €1,230 gross each month. In net terms this equates to less that €1,000 a month.
Forty per cent gross between €1,230 and €2,136, with the remaining 30 per cent earning more.
The ILO pointed out that 40.3 per cent of woman had a salary below €1,230, compared to 20.6 per cent of men.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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