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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 10, 2022

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Sweden: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

What do I need to know about living in Sweden?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Sweden, they said:

"If you enjoy a socialist-type of government and you enjoy the company of more university-bound people, then Uppsala, Sweden, is a nice town to live ! There is a variety of outdoor activities to experience, the people treat you with respect, and most citizens have a humble lifestyle in this town," explained one expat living in Uppsala, Sweden.

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How do I meet people in Sweden?

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When we asked people living in Sweden about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"ACTIVITIES: Academic in nature, usually for university students (Uppsala University), though there are some things such as art shows, summer races/competitions, and outdoor activities like camping, fishing and hiking CLUBS: Everything from political parties to hobbies, to what is NOT illegal according to Swedish law; ORGANIZATIONS: Everything from English-speaking, to Swedish, to support groups for immigrants, to political organizations are available;," explained one expat living in Uppsala, Sweden.

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What is life like in Sweden?

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When we asked people living in Sweden what life is like and how people spend their time, they said:

"People in Uppsala are academic-oriented, or are mostly blue-collar workers because of the university. Work in Uppsala is varied, but those who are in technology or engineering are usually paid better. Family is important in Sweden, and might be hard to get invited to a traditional Swedish home at first for outsiders. Socializing is not as liberal as, say Ireland, but Swedes are respectful and courteous to newcomers. Sports is academically oriented, but observance of the national team is paramount for football (American: Soccer)," added another expat who made the move to Uppsala.

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Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Sweden accepting of differences?

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"Uppsala is as liberal in attitudes as Stockholm regarding religion and cultural diversity. There are Jews, Christians and Muslims in varying populations, but there are also other religions (Eastern, Far Eastern, etc.). There is a liberal immigration policy, but may become more controlled in the future. Racism is fairly recent, but not overt. Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and African immigrants are subjects of racism," mentioned another expat in Uppsala.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Learn what members have to say about living in Sweden.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Sweden on our Sweden forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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An index of all of our site's Sweden information.

Contribute to Sweden Network Contribute
Help others in Sweden by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Sweden.

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Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Sweden.

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