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Pros and Cons of Living in Sweden

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Sweden. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Sweden

What do expats in Sweden appreciate most about the local culture?

"The calm of the people, the friendliness and the tolerance and their belief in the normative power of facticity. I mean that they know in the end anyone can and will adapt to their relaxed way of being," added another person living in Lund.

"Kind people willing to take time to get to know you. Use of bikes instead of cars when possible. Living simply and without a ton of "stuff" we American's seem to accumulate over the years," explained one expat living in Karlstad.

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What do expats find most challenging?

"Everything is different but no one tells you about it because it is so obvious but you do not see it. It's like a maze and you struggle and struggle and no one sees you struggling," said another expat in Lund.

"Learning Swedish. The tax situation. Finding a home that has what I want in the area I's like to live," added another person living in Karlstad.

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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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