Women outnumber men by over 21,000 in Malaga

And the trend continues along the Costa del Sol

LAST UPDATED: 9 Feb, 2015 @ 15:05

Malaga at night
Malaga at night

MEN in Malaga are the luckiest on the Costa del Sol, as the city records a disproportionate number of women. 

Women outnumber their male counterparts by a total of 21,565 in the city, according to statistics published by the Junta.

There are a total of 566,913 residents in Malaga, of which 272,674 are male and 294,239 are female.

And the trend continues along the Costa del Sol.

In Marbella there are 4,151 more women than men while in Estepona women outnumber men by 382.

While the Olive Press investigate the unusual statistics, we’d love to hear your theories as to why this may be the case.

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  1. Good odds for those men who need a wife, but I once went to Curitiba in Brazil, a City of nearly 2 million people (which many people have never heard of but a beautiful city with Portuguese architecture) where I was told women outnumbered men 5 to 1.