On average, Italian municipalities spend 124 euros per inhabitant annually for social services, with considerable differences between the areas of the country: the bodies of the South spend 58 euros per year per capita on social services; the islands, driven by Sardinia (where the average expenditure per capita is 243 euros, against 82 in Sicily), are just below the national average, with 122 euros. Above this threshold, the administrations of the north-west with 133 euros per capita per year and the center, with 137. Finally, the north-east that separates the rest of the country and reaches 177 euros per capita. This is what emerges from the dossier of the Center for Local Authority Studies, prepared for Adnkronos, which used the data of the latest report on local welfare released by Istat (drawn up in 2021 but based on 2018 data).
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