Men earn over 17 percent more than women
5 December 2005, MADRID — Men earn over 17 percent more than women on average, according to latest official figures.
5 December 2005
MADRID — Men earn over 17 percent more than women on average, according to latest official figures.
In a survey of how the Spanish live, the National Statistics Institute (INE) found women earn 9.4 percent less than the average hourly pay.
But men earn 6.3 percent more than the average hourly rate.
The average household income was EUR 21,551, while the average personal salary was EUR 7,591.
In Madrid and Catalonia, people earn more, with the average annual wage being EUR 25,493 and 24,793 respectively.
The lowest salaries are in Extremadura (EUR 16,670) and Andalusia (EUR 18,336)
Forty-four percent of those questioned said they could not afford more than one holiday a year.
And 10.7 percent said they had not been to the dentist for which they would have to pay.
One in four homes suffers problems with noise.
And 18. percent families have noted problems of vandalism and petty crime in their areas.
Madrid and Valencia were worst affected by noise or environmental contamination.
Almost one in five Spaniards, or 19.9 percent, live below the poverty threshold. More women are in this position than men, with figures recorded at 20.8 percent and 19 percent.
Extremadura and Andalusia are the two areas with the highest number of people under the poverty level at 37 percent 31.1 percent respectively.
Conversely, Madrid and the Basque Country have lowest number of people in this situation.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news