In 2020, Portugal, Spain and the European Union as a whole exceeded the goals they had set themselves regarding the contribution of renewable energy to final consumption in their territory. It should be noted, however, that the target set by Portugal was much more ambitious (PT: 31%; ES and EU: 20% in both).
Birth rates followed a downward trend in both countries throughout the decade 2011-2020, with lower values in Portugal until 2016. However, in Spain, the birth rate decreased much faster and became lower than in Portugal from 2018 onwards.
In 2020, the price level in Portugal was only not higher than in Spain in the aggregates (national accounts) Household accessories, Communications and Restaurants and hotels, with a much greater difference in the third case. Both countries had Communications prices significantly higher than the average registered in the European Union.
In the period 2017-2021, the minimum monthly wage increased by 19.4% in Portugal and 33.1% in Spain. In Luxembourg, which has the highest minimum wage in the EU, the change was 4.4%, while in Bulgaria, the country with the lowest wage, there was a 29.8% increase.
These and other issues are addressed in the publication "The Iberian Peninsula in Figures - 2021".
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