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Old February 19th, 2017 #1
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Post Refugees Will Cost Sweden $32.7 Billion This Year 16x Over-Budget. Only 500 Have Jobs

Sweden’s 318,000 “Syrian” refugees, or migrants, will cost the country a bare minimum of $32.7 billion USD in 2017.

That’s 33% of Sweden’s central government’s annual budget, and 5.5% of their GDP—imagine if the US spent $1 trillion on refugees, same proportions.

That’s just over $102,000 per refugee per year. For reference, the average annual income in Sweden is $41,000 a year.

Of this, $8.7 billion are the hidden costs of the migrant crime epidemic—which the government refuses to publicize.

Furthermore, migrants are not contributing to Sweden’s economy—of those refugees that came in 2015, only 500 have jobs.

Calculating the Cost of Sweden’s Syrian Refugees

Let’s look at the facts.

Since 2013, Sweden has been deluged by 318,000 total migrants—lots of people, given there are only 10 million people in Sweden (2 million of which are immigrants).

Furthermore, due to public pressure, the government has stated it intends to deport some 80,000 migrants.

To cover their costs, Sweden’s government has budgeted $2.2 billion for “migration” for 2017.

This is absurdly low.


Sweden’s government deliberately hides the true costs of the migrant crisis to maintain order.

Therefore, I base my analysis on the work of private researchers, who have tried to fill the statistical gaps left by Sweden’s government.

Here’s how the basic costs break down:

Let’s assume that Sweden immediately deports 80,000 people. Given the average cost of deporting someone in Sweden is $37,000, this works out to $2.96 billion.

Sweden’s government spends roughly $17,000 per year, per adult migrant, on general asylum costs (housing, food etc.). Given that there are 181,000 adult migrants, this works out to $3.1 billion—already 50% higher than Sweden’s budgeted “migration” costs.

Sweden also has a very generous system for underage migrants—their subsidies actually work out to $74,000 per year (they get a daily stipend for food etc.). Since there are an estimated 57,000 migrant children in Sweden, this works out to $4.2 billion.

Now to those who think this education cost is too high: remember that migrant children need translators (sometimes 5 translators per classroom), schools have to pay for added security measures, and migrant children often exhibit learning disabilities (caused by trauma, poor developmental healthcare in their homeland etc.) which means nurses & care-workers are needed in greater numbers.

In total, the cost of migrants to Sweden will be at least $22.46 billion in 2017.

And no, they’re not “contributing to the economy” as many on the left claim—only 500 of the 163,000 migrants that arrived in 2015 have jobs.

They live on state handouts.

That’s not surprising, given the massive cultural and language barriers, and the fact that most of the migrants lack relevant job skills.

Hidden Costs: Sweden’s Migrant Crime Epidemic

Crime is expensive: not only is policing costly, but price of administering justice is astronomical—there’s a reason lawyer

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