Of course it’s not all work and no play at Santa’s workshop. The magical space is also home for Santa, Mrs Claus and the elves – meaning costs such as rent, food, insurance, and –crucially for modern-day elves – WiFi, also need to be taken into account.
In Finland rent averages at around €15.2/m2 per month. With Santa’s workshop taking up 5,697,974 m2 this would bring a monthly rental cost of €86,609,204.80, making an annual rent cost of €1,039,310,457.60.
On average home insurance for this large of a property in Finland would amount to €1,700 per year, while a typical broadband contract would cost around €275.76 per year.
Assuming that Santa is kind and keeps the fridge stocked up with essentials for the elves, which we’re sure the jolly old fellow would do, he would likely spend around €166,980,000 per year to keep the fridge stocked with weekly essentials for everyone, based on the average costs of an essentials grocery shop in Finland.
This brings the total costs of bed and bunk to a total of €1,206,292,433.36 per year.