As it is the case of Defence, the cost of maintaining the Royal Household is difficult to know. In the General State Budgets of Spain, there is a clearly assigned item for the Royal Family (8,663,020 € in 2008), but there are other hidden items within the budgets for Home Affairs, Patrimony, Defence, etc. It is estimated that the real annual cost of maintaining a monarchy amounts to 25 million euros, which is three time and a half more than the budget of the Ministry of Education in 2009 meant for continuing education for teachers (6,310,360 €) and almost two times more than the expenditure in childhood and family services (13,540,530 €).
- Official budget of the Royal Household of Spain (spanish):
- Article in the Spanish newspaper El País about the difficulties to know how much the Royal Family gets (spanish):
- Article in the Spanish newspaper El Economista estimating that the actual budget for the Royal Family amounts to 25 millions euros:
- Spanish General State Budgets 2009 (Education):
http://www.sgpg.pap.meh.es/Presup/PGE2009Ley/MaestroTomos/PGE-ROM/doc/L_09_E_G8.PDF (see page 121)