Poor, poor pensioners


ACCORDING to the results of a study announced this week, Spanish pensioners living in Alicante are among the poorest paid in the country.

The average state pension in the province stood at €798.16 per month while it reached €816.49 in Castellon and €885.49 in Valencia.  The Alicante figure is €122.94 less than the average across Spain.

Alicante stands at 12th in the list of lowest average pensions received although the union that carried out the research – Comisiones Obreras – believed that the situation may be worse than the figures suggest.

The average monthly state pension in Spain is €1.047.83 for men and €671.37 for women – a difference of €376.56 – and confirms the belief that more women are facing poverty in retirement.

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