What do I need to know before retiring in Sweden?
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," remarked another expat in Sweden.
"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," said a member in Uppsala, Sweden.
- What should I pack when moving to Sweden?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Sweden?
- Will I be able to find a job in Sweden?
- What is life like in Sweden?
- What do expats in Sweden appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Sweden?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Sweden accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Sweden like?
- What are healthcare services like in Sweden?
- What are medical services in Sweden like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Sweden?
- What are emergency services like in Sweden?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Sweden?
- How are local medical facilities in Sweden?
- As a foreigner living in Sweden, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What do I need to know before retiring in Sweden?If you live in Sweden, newcomers to Sweden would love to hear your answer to this question.