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What do I need to know before retiring in Sweden?

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

"Expats considering retiring in Sweden should be aware that the cost of living is relatively high, and that the climate can be cold and dark in the winter months. It is important to research the healthcare system and to make sure that you have the necessary insurance coverage. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the Swedish language and culture, as English is not widely spoken. Additionally, it is important to research the tax system and to make sure that you are aware of any applicable tax laws. Finally, it is important to research the housing market and to make sure that you are able to find suitable accommodation," said a member in Sweden.

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"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," remarked another expat who made the move to Uppsala, Sweden.

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