Ageing in Sweden

Pensions average 5,000 SEK less per month for foreign-born in Sweden

5:21 min
  • On average, people born in Sweden had 17,823 SEK to live on after taxes but before rent or mortgage. For foreign-born, that sum was 12,663, in other words, some 5,000 SEK less.
  • The new figures, which the Pensions Agency gathered for Radio Sweden, concern retirees 66 to 70 years-old in 2019.
  • 65-year old Abdulkadir Muse, who came to Sweden in the early 1990s, tells Radio Sweden, "I can't complain."