At a general level, there is a comprehensive perception that Argentines feel that we are middle class taking into account socioeconomic measurements. However, every time that the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Indec) or the Department of Statistics of the Province disseminates their data, we tremble at the family level in front of a reality: inflation continues to rise through the elevator, while wages It is difficult for them to do it up the stairs.
A few days ago, the World Bank calculated that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused 1.7 million Argentines (yes, almost the equivalent of the population of Tucumán) to descend in the social pyramid of the traditional middle class to a strip of greatest vulnerability. From the 51% who were perceived as a middle-class family, it fell to 45%.
Today, a typical family (a couple with two small children) needs $ 58,597 per month in Tucumán to avoid being considered poor, according to the official calculation of the cost of the Total Basic Basket (CBT). But there are families that, due to their integration, require more money – or perhaps less – to meet these minimum expenses to feed themselves and to pay for some essential services.
LA GACETA invites you to carry out a budget exercise to establish how much money a family group needs to avoid falling into indigence or poverty, taking into account the number of members, through a calculator designed by the company’s DATA team , as another service for our readers.
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