The average salaries of Metropolitan Lima in 2021 they contracted 8.6% compared to 2019, and 1.3% compared to 2020, reported the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI).
In this way, the average salary between January and December of the outgoing year was S/ 1,586.8, compared to S/ 1,735.9 in 2019 (-149.1 soles) and S/ 1,607.4 in 2020 (- 20.6 soles), according to the Technical Report on the Labor Market Situation of Metropolitan Lima.
Disaggregated by sex, the average monthly income of men was S/ 1,780.4, a drop of 0.3% compared to 2020, when it was S/ 1,785.8; and 10.7% less than 2019, when it stood at S/ 1,994.4. With this, the salaries of men in 2021 contracted by S / 214 on average compared to the pre-pandemic level.
In the case of women, the average monthly income was S/ 1,337.7, a drop of 5.8% compared to S/ 1,420.5 in 2019; and 2.9% compared to 2020, when it stood at S/ 1,377.1. With this, the salaries of women in 2021 contracted by S / 82.8 on average compared to the pre-pandemic level.
At this point, it should be noted that, in 2021, the income of women meant only 75.1% of the income of men.
On the other hand, the average income increased in those employed between 14 and 24 years old and between 25 and 44 years old by 0.4%, in each case. In the first of them, the average salary in 2021 was S/ 1,017.0, about S/ 55 less than in 2019 (-5.1%); while, in the second, it was S/ 1,671.6, some S/ 138 less than two years ago (-7.6%).
The latter age group was the most affected. Among employed people over 45 years of age, the average salary was S/ 1,706.5, about S/ 248.3 less than in 2019 (-12.7%), when it stood at S/ 1,954, 8, and about S/ 73.2 less than in 2020 (-4.1%), when it stood at S/ 1,779.7.
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