09/14/2021 8:45 AM
Updated 9/14/2021 8:54 AM
In August, the prices of basic foods in the City of Buenos Aires, which make up the homeless basket, increased by just 1%, registering
a sharp slowdown
compared to previous months, according to data from the Department of Statistics and Censuses .
Based on these figures, and due to the weight of food in the total basic food basket,
the poverty line increased by 1.8%,
also slowing down compared to previous months.
Meanwhile, based on these figures, it is estimated that last month's average inflation in Buenos Aires will be
It is necessary to go back to last February, with 2.9%, to find a Buenos Aires inflationary mark below 3%.
These official data from Buenos Aires
anticipate the inflation figures for
that both the INDEC and the Buenos Aires Directorate will disseminate this Tuesday.
With these values, the indigence family basket - a typical family made up of a young couple and two minor children - was $ 35,700.
A year ago it totaled $ 23,487, which represents
an increase of 52%
the family poverty basket reached $ 67,780
A year ago it was $ 45,933.
A rise of 47.6%.
The total basic basket or "of poverty" of Buenos Aires, in addition to food, includes other items
but not the rent of the house
Thus, the basic Buenos Aires basket for a family that rents a modest home would be around $ 100,000.
Based on the poverty line, the Directorate considers that these families are vulnerable or of a fragile middle class if they have incomes between $ 66,545 and $ 104,966, and that
to be considered “middle class”, the income of a
family should have exceeded in August the $ 104,966
that, adding a modest rent, without expenses, would exceed $ 140,000.
To be considered
a 'wealthy' family
should be higher than
the $ 335,892.
The Buenos Aires Directorate considers that this stratification corresponds "to a household made up of a 35-year-old female and male couple, both economically active and homeowners, with two 9 and 6-year-old male children."
According to the latest measurement by the Buenos Aires Directorate, in the second quarter of this year
815,000 Buenos Aires lived in poor households,
26.4% of the 3,076,000 living in the City of Buenos Aires.
Meanwhile, among boys, girls and adolescents (0-17 years old), 40.7% lived in households living in poverty (288,500 people).
Today the inflation for August comes out: it will be around 2.7% and it will be the lowest of the year
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