Tag Archives: statistics

A beach in Barcelona. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

New tourist record

10.1 million tourists visited Spain in August, which is a new record and an increase of 5.8% compared with last year. During the first eight months, Spain has been visited by 52.5 million…

A typical Spanish villa outside a small Spanish town in Andalusia and it is for sale

Selling a property in Spain

The number of sales and the property prices are on the rise in Spain, but how long time it actually takes to sell a property in Spain depends on many different factors….


Property prices in Spain

The figures for the first quarter of this year, shows that house prices in almost all of Spain continues to rise for the fourth consecutive quarter. The Spanish property prices over…


Spanish wages

The wages in Spain are well below the average wages in the EU, but there are still 15 other European countries with lower wages than Spain. A common question among…

The mosque in Fuengirola. Photo: Thick (Wikimedia Commons).

Islam in Spain

There are nearly two million people in Spain who consider themselves Muslims. There are around 1.400 islamic buildings in the country, including six per cent conveying a radical message. It is a religious group…

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More properties are being sold

Housing sales in Spain increased last year by 11.1 percent compared with the previous year. Especially at the end of the year there was a notable increase. Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)…


Fast food in Spain

Spaniards spend less money on fast food than almost all other Europeans. It’s just Italians who spend less per person per year. The Spanish business school EAE Business School has…

Gran Canaria beach

Tourist record on Gran Canaria

Never before have so many tourists visited Gran Canaria. During the first 11 months of 2015, a total of 2,915,000 tourists visited the island, the highest number ever recorded. It is…

Employment Service. Foto: Chema Sanz.

Unemployment in Spain drops

November was a good month for the Spanish labor market. The number of unemployed fell so much that it was the best November since compilation of unemployment statistics began. Although the number of contributors to…


Jihadists in Spain

A number of jihadists have been arrested in Spain in recent years and a large proportion of them have Spanish nationality. A recently published study by the Real Instituto Elcano…