Expat Guide to Living in Sweden
Whether you're already living in Sweden or preparing to move to Sweden, our Expat Guide to Living in Sweden offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Sweden. For answers to specific questions, visit our Sweden Forum to talk with expats in Sweden.
Our guide to Moving to Sweden offers tips from expats in Sweden about housing, healthcare in Sweden, making friends, best places to live and more.
Sweden's healthcare system is primarily public, but private healthcare and insurance does exist and are used by expats. This article provides expats with an overview of the healthcare system, how to handle medical emergencies, prescription medications, hospitals in Sweden and more.
Expats living in Sweden appreciate the kind, calm Swedish people, enjoy outdoor-life in Sweden and can join numerous clubs for expats. Taxes, the high cost of living and difficulty learning Swedish are among the challenges they discuss.
Expats in Sweden confess that culture shock can take you by surprise. But, once they learn to adapt, they appreciate the beautiful weather, relaxed lifestyle and bike-riding culture.
More Culture Shock Reports for Sweden
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Sweden handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Sweden:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Sweden Reports
What are people's priorities in Sweden - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Sweden:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Sweden Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Sweden? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Sweden? Below are some of the responses from expats in Sweden:
International School Report
Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Sweden with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Sweden, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Sweden. If you are already living in Sweden, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Sweden by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Sweden? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Sweden? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.
Submit a Working Abroad Report