Posted by Jeni Evans on March 03, 2016
Richest and poorest cities in Spain

According to a report published by the National Statistics Institute, which has studied socioeconomic data in order to calculate and measure the standard of living in 109 Spanish cities, the poorest city in Spain, with the lowest average income is Torrevieja in Alicante, where the majority of residents earn around 13,977 euro.

Also at the bottom end of the list are Sanlúcar de Barrameda and La Línea de la Concepción in Cádiz, which both have average incomes of approximately 17,000 euro.

On the other hand, the cities where the highest wages are generated are Pozuelo de Alarcón in Madrid, with 70,298 euro, Majadahonda, also in Madrid, with 56,164 euro, and Sant Cugat del Vallès in Barcelona, with 52,881 euro.

The richest city, Pozuelo, is also the one with the lowest unemployment rate in 2015, with just 9%. And Las Rozas, Majadahonda and Sant Cugat del Vallès are also a few of the other municipalities where unemployment is at its lowest as well.

This is in contrast with the highest rates of 42.3%, 40.1% and 39.4% registered in the municipalities of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, La Línea de la Concepción and Jerez de la Frontera, which are all located in the province of Cádiz.

With regards to the cities with the highest level of activity (percentage of working population over population aged over 16), Parla (70.5%), Fuenlabrada (69.4%) and Torrejón de Ardoz (67.7%), which are all located in the region of Madrid, have the greatest levels.

The towns with the lowest levels of activity, at around 50%, are all located in the north of the country: León, Ferrol, Santander, Gijón and Avilés.

The cities where the greatest levels of income are generated, which include the number of people who commute to the city to work, include Madrid, Barcelona, Burgos and Zaragoza, where 30,000 euro is exceeded.

At the lowest end of the scale are Marbella, Elche and Huelva, which average at 20,000 euro.

The fewest people are out of work in the following cities: San Sebastián (12.3%), Pamplona (13.9%) and Vitoria (15.2%), while those with the highest levels of unemployed are Jerez de la Frontera (39.3%), Cádiz (36.1%) and Algeciras (33.7%).

With regards to the various employment sectors, Elda, Rubí and Torrejón de Ardoz are the municipalities with the greatest number of jobs in the industrial sector, while Pozuelo de Alarcón, Benidorm and Girona are leaders in the services sector.

Barcelona is the city with the highest number of overnight stays with regards to tourism (18 million) and is followed by Madrid (17.5 million), Benidorm (13 million) and Palma de Mallorca (8 million).




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