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Table 6.

Affordability levels measured as a percentage of household income.

AB (extremely rich/rich)C (middle class)D (poor)E (extremely poor)Ave
West-C 1–3% 1–3% 3–4% 7–9% 3–4% 
West-U 0.3–2% 1–3% 3–4% 6–11% 3–4% 
East-C 1–2% 1–2% 3–4% 10–11% 3–4% 
East-U 0.2–2% 1–2% 2–3% 3–5% 2–3% 
AB (extremely rich/rich)C (middle class)D (poor)E (extremely poor)Ave
West-C 1–3% 1–3% 3–4% 7–9% 3–4% 
West-U 0.3–2% 1–3% 3–4% 6–11% 3–4% 
East-C 1–2% 1–2% 3–4% 10–11% 3–4% 
East-U 0.2–2% 1–2% 2–3% 3–5% 2–3% 

Source: Author's calculations based on data from Figure 3 and Table 5. In general, E households, whether connected or unconnected to the concessionaires' networks, spend more than the maximum limit of 5% for monthly water expenditures, as a percentage of household income.

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