Barcelona was the province where citizens had to make the greatest effort to pay the rent, with 48.7% of income


The percentage of household income needed to pay rent for a home increased in all provinces over the last 12 months, with the sole exception of Malaga, where it fell by 0.1 percentage points, according to data from Idealista.

By province, Girona was where the effort increased the most, going from a rate of 31.3% of family income in the first quarter of 2021 to 38.1% this year. They are followed by the increases in Barcelona, ​​which has gone from 43% to 48.7%; Cantabria, from 27.3% to 32.4%; Lleida, from 28.6% to 33.7%; Pontevedra, from 25.2% to 29.7% and the Community of Madrid, which went from 34.7% to the current 38.1%.

On the opposite side, and as the only drop, is the province of Malaga, which went from demanding 26.4% of family income to 26.3% in the first quarter of the year. The smallest increases occurred in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, from 30.1% to 30.8%; Jaén, from 19.4% to 20.2% and Cádiz, from 28.5% to 29.4%.

However, the province of Barcelona was where the greatest effort was required from citizens (48.7%), while the least effort was made in the province of Jaén (20.2%).

Barcelona was the capital in which the necessary effort grew the most, since it went from 33.2% in March 2021 to 47.6% in March 2022. It is followed by the increase in Segovia, which went from 27.8% to 33.9%, followed by the cities of Palma, from 22% to 27%; Huelva, from 27.4% to 32.2%; Valencia, from 26.2% to 30.8%; and Madrid, from 33.2% to 37.8%.

On the other hand, in three capitals the effort has been reduced: in Ourense, from 21.6% to 20.5%, in Guadalajara, which went from 25% to 24.5%, and Valladolid, from 23.5% to 23.4%.