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Statistics reveal Axarquía to be home to richest and poorest

Almáchar is the poorest town in Malaga province.
Almáchar is the poorest town in Malaga province. / SUR

Statistics published last Thursday by the Spanish tax office, Agencia Tributaria, reveal that the Axarquía tops and tails the list of wealthiest and poorest towns in Malaga province.

According to the statistics, Rincón de la Victoria is Malaga’s richest town, with an average income of 26,226 euros per year, while tiny Almáchar is the poorest, with an average income at just under 11,000 euros per year.

Many of Rincón’s residents are young workers whose jobs are based in Malaga city, whereas Almáchar is dependent on agriculture. It is also the third poorest town in Spain.