With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all sectors, Mexican society has seen constant changes affecting middle-class Mexicans at the federal level; thus, their predisposition to economic vulnerability in comparison even of the lower-class population.
This is because in Mexico, 53% of the population has the income level classified as poverty and another 13%, characterized in the lower class, that is, their income cannot yet be considered that of a middle class life. Then comes into discussion what it really means to belong to this socioeconomic group through the complications that have arisen due to the economic crisis; As a Mexican who actively seeks to reduce the gap of social separation, Giselle Arellano puts into perspective who they really are, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) belonging to the middle class: Have personal and constant access to a computer.
Expenses of approx. 4,380 pesos in food and beverages outside the home; or in case of the current contingency situation, online shopping.
At least one member of the household has a stable job, this by enjoying a salary with a contract, in a public or private company. The head of the household has studies of at least an upper secondary level. All sons and daughters attended or are currently attending a public school. For its own part, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has analysed how much a person should receive to be considered middle class: Income of at least $ 20,000 per month. At least in Mexico, each "middle class" person should receive between $ 5,000 and $ 14,000. In addition, our basic salary should be enough for sufficient food, clothing, transportation, home, education, savings and even leisure. If not, you could be placing yourself below the middle class. Finally, only 37% of the total population that belongs to the middle class in Mexico.