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Living the vida low cost in Spain

Today in Spain, 63% of workers earn just 1,000 euros a month and 23% of the active population is unemployed. Cash-strapped Spaniards are now looking at alternative ways to get the goods they need, and bartering is making a comeback with shops introducing point systems. Protest groups are also emerging against the price of living and austerity measures, such as the "I'm Not Paying" movement. Our correspondents speak to some frustrated citizens in Madrid.