What do I need to know before moving to Sweden?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Sweden, they said...
"Sweden is a great place to live, but there are a few things expats should be aware of before moving. It is important to research the cost of living in Sweden, as it is generally higher than in other countries. Expats should also be aware of the language barrier, as Swedish is the official language of the country. Additionally, it is important to familiarize yourself with the Swedish culture and customs, as they can be quite different from other countries. Finally, expats should make sure to obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Sweden," commented one expat who made the move to Sweden.
"Research! That is the key to moving. Find your clan and glean as much information as possible from people who have crossed the pond. Most of the websites for newcomers have links and resource. Another important thing is talking to people already there," remarked another expat in Stockholm, 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 moving to Sweden?If you live in Sweden, newcomers to Sweden would love to hear your answer to this question.