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Pros and Cons of Living in Sweden

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 10, 2024

Summary: The pros of living in Sweden include its high quality of life, excellent healthcare system, and strong economy. Sweden also has a high level of gender equality, a low crime rate, and a high standard of education. Additionally, Sweden is known for its stunning natural beauty, with vast forests, lakes, and mountains. The cons of living in Sweden include its high cost of living, especially in the larger cities. Additionally, the weather can be quite cold and dark during the winter months, and the language barrier can be difficult for those who do not speak Swedish. Furthermore, Sweden is a relatively small country, so there are fewer job opportunities than in larger countries.

What are the pros and cons of living in Sweden?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Sweden responded:

"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the high quality of life in Sweden, with its excellent public transportation, low crime rate, and beautiful natural scenery. They also enjoy the country's progressive social policies, such as its generous parental leave and gender equality. Additionally, Sweden's strong economy and low unemployment rate make it an attractive place to live and work. On the other hand, expats and digital nomads may find the high cost of living and the long, dark winters to be drawbacks. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who don't speak Swedish," said one member in Sweden.

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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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