Expatriate Community in Sweden

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Communities of Expatriates

Blogs For Expats
Expat-blog Sweden
For Further Information
Expat in Sweden
Study in Sweden
Immigration Authority
Swedish Migration Board
Transportation Companies For Moving/Removals
International movers

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Ranking of Cities

Cost of Living
23rd world ranking for cost of living. The cost of living in Sweden is high. Stockholm is much more expensive than other small cities. Prices are higher than in many European countries.
Quality of Life
Very good quality of life. Swedish people have high wages and live healthily.
Sanitary Conditions
Sanitary conditions are good (high-performance health system, protection of the environment, etc.)
For Further Information
The Mercer Human Ressource Consulting ranking concerning cost of living
The Mercer Human Ressource Consulting ranking concerning quality of life and sanitary conditions

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Renting an Apartment

Description of Apartments
Appartments can have 1 to 4 bedrooms. You can also see adverts with bedrooms and a half (1.5; 2.5 bedrooms, etc.).
Normal Lease Term
Rentals are short term rentals.
Rental Costs
High rents. A deposit is required.
Agencies or Private Rentals
Looking for an apartment is difficult, and that is why it is preferable to go through a private agency or the municipal housing agency. You can also put an advert in the local or regional newspaper.
Rental Agency Websites
Stockholm municipal housing agency
Bostad Direkt
List of real estate agencies
Private Rentals Announcements Online
Other Possibilities For Accommodation
Hotels, youth hostels, flat sharing, rooms with private individuals, etc.

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School System

School Level
Free, lifelong access to education for all (financed by taxes).
Structure of studies: common-core syllabus for all pupils up to age 16, quite advanced specialization from secondary level onwards.
The school system is divided into 4 levels of education: Förskola up to age 6, Grundskola from 7 to age 16, Gymnasieskola from 16 to age19 and Högskola which corresponds to university.
Diploma: there is no final examination.
Annual rhythm: two semesters: "Höstermin" (autumn) and "Vartermin" (spring). Classes take place from Monday to Friday from 8.40am to 4pm.
International Schools
To consult the list of international schools, visit the Swedish embassy website.
For Further Information
The Swedish National Agency for Education

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Health System

Quality of Healthcare
Healthcare is of very high quality and is widely available.
International Hospitals
To consult the list of hospitals in Sweden, click here.
Health Insurance
It is a public, decentralized system.
Accessibility of the Health Insurance Network to Foreigners
Health System Insurance Body
The National Board of Health and Welfare
Health Ministry
Ministry of Health

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