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The True Cost of Christmas (For Father Christmas)

£ THE TRUE COST OF CHRISTMAS FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS Worried about how much Christmas is going to cost this year? Well, just imagine how Jolly Old St Nick is feeling! We E go behind the scenes to steal a glance at the Lapland Inc. balance sheet. £ Outgoings Incoming Reindeer Feed Image rights £2,024 (9 Reindeer x food per year) x cost of food Cristiano Ronaldo has world's most £370.4M lucrative image rights deal & 107m Facebook fans. There are 2bn Christians. So, Father Christmas' image rights are Reindeer Health worth 20x more than Ronaldo's £549 (Vaccinations + worming tablets + penicillin) x9 reindeer Sells his stockpile of cookies & milk Sleigh Maintenance £661 £21.2M Based on estimates 25% of children leave 2 cookies & % pint of milk deduct Elf & Clauses' daily consumption sell leftovers at Tesco RRP Sleigh Insurance Based on annual premium for racing car driver £1,605 Recycles Christmas Lists £198,000 (One A4 Xmas list per child x weight of A4 paper) x recycling price per tonne of paper Elf Wages £65M Annual average manufacturing salary in Lapland x 3,000 elves Lapland Winter Tourism £954M Winter profit per tourist x number of tourists Nov-Jan Elf Pensions / Insurance £13.7M Worth additional 21% of overall salary Studding his Reindeer £135.7M Champion racehorse annual stud profit x 9 reindeer Cost of Toy Manufacture £9.83BN (EU average Xmas spend per child x worldwide Christian kids u14) + 8 to change RRP into production cost Air BnB his spare rooms Lapland annual average cost of basic living (Average Lapland Airbnb price per night x 353 days per year) x [Finnish average people per house x (Father Christmas' Grotto m2 + Average Finnish domicile m2)] £416,061 £13,800 (Average Finnish rent + basic groceries + utilities) x 12 months Total incomings per year £1,482,214,356 Mrs Claus (CEO of Lapland Inc.) £65,740 Average salary for Finnish CEO Total outgoings per year £9,904,006,605 Shortfall per year £8,421,792,249 PER YEAR Outgoings £9,904,006,605 Shortfall £8,421,792,249 Incomings £1,482,214,356 HOW DOES SANTA SURVIVE? Festive magic! SOURCE DATA Outgoings expert market Incomings Full list of sources can be found at

The True Cost of Christmas (For Father Christmas)

shared by thomascwatts on Jan 11
Presents. Food. Alcohol. Coal. The festive outgoings just seem to stack up and up and up. But what if you're Jolly Old St Nick himself? How much does the biggest night of the year cost if you're man...


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