WESTERN EUROPE It takes twelve Germans to work and pay taxes in order to fund the cost of just one migrant


Migrants in Germany – Jazzmany / shutterstock.com

One of the biggest secrets in Europe is the real cost of migration and especially the cost of one migrant. Our attention was brought to an article from Germany, in which the costs are calculated. The results are shocking.

Around 1.7 million people applied for asylum in Germany since 2014, but anyone who asks the government for the costs will be sent into a labyrinth of statistics and numbers, the German author writes.

Based on a projection of the government he estimates the annual costs between 30 and 40 billion, but it is not clear whether additional expenditures for kindergartens, schools, extra judges and healthcare are included.

Citing Development Minister Gerd Müller, one million refugees cost the German government, states and municipalities around 30 billion euros a year.

To put it another way: assuming Minister Müller’s calculation, each person seeking protection in Germany cost 30,000 euros per year or 2,500 euros per month.

This corresponds to the tax burden of twelve average earners (3,000 euros per month, tax class III). For an unaccompanied juvenile migrant the costs can go up to 5,000 euros per month, the author writes.

But the numbers for the ‘average refugee or migrant’ could be even higher – because of the many new long-term unemployed.

large majority of migrants are currently not working and of the employed, most of them are interns or assistants. A large percentage of them do not have a school degree and many are illiterate, the author concludes.


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