More than 13 out of every hundred Madrid residents are living below the poverty line. The proportion has risen from 9.5 per cent of the population to 13.3 per cent over the last four years, according to the CC OO union, and is continuing to rise.

In the European Union the poverty line is set by a strict formula according to average wages in each country

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