A big thanks to Spencer Morrison for sharing his article with us.
Refugees Will Cost Sweden $18.6 Billion This Year—9.3x Over-Budget
February 10, 2017
by Spencer P Morrison
Revised February 19, 2017.
Sweden’s 318,000 “Syrian” refugees, or migrants, will cost the country a bare minimum of $18.6 billion USD in 2017.
That’s 19% of Sweden’s central government’s annual budget, and 3.2% of their GDP—imagine if the US spent $608 billion a year on refugees, same proportions.
That’s just over $58,490 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 increased migrant crime incidents (specifically increased instances of rape and sexual assault)—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
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