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Average monthly social welfare payment in Sweden 2009-2019

The social welfare benefits in Sweden aims to help people in need to reach a reasonable standard of living, which is gained through monthly monetary benefits. The average monthly payment of these benefits fluctuated over the years. In 2019, this amount was on average 8,274 Swedish kronor per month. During that year, the total expenses of social welfare benefits were over 11.6 billion Swedish kronor.

Almost 382 thousand recipients in 2019

In 2019, 381,571 individuals received social welfare benefits. The number of recipients fluctuated over the years, and the highest number during the period from 2009 to 2019 was in 2010, when almost 437 thousand individuals received the benefits.  

More common to receive the benefits for households with children

The most common receiving households were single woman households with children. 15.5 percent of all single-woman households with children received social welfare benefits in 2019, and 9.3 percent of all households consisting of single men with children received the benefits. In general, the share of receiving households was higher for the ones with children than the ones without.

Average monthly social welfare payment in Sweden from 2009 to 2019

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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