Relocate to Sweden → Lund

General

Lund, as the cultural center of southern Sweden, is called as the oldest city in Sweden. Around the world, it is known for Lund Cathedral and Lund University. Moreover, Lund perfectly combines ancient with modern. Despite the fact, that this city is quite small, here you can find great museums, market squares, shops and restaurants. Furthermore, Lund is only in 10 minutes by train from Malmö and 47 minutes from Copenhagen.

2nd

oldest university in Sweden

87k

inhabitants


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 600 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 465
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,195 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 940 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 50 
  • Internet € 31 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.4
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 51 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.3 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 29                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 10 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 48 
  • Beer € 6
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 22 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 13

Healthcare

If you plan to stay in Sweden for more than 12 months you need to have a personal identification number for being entitled to access public medical services. In Lund you are free to choose a doctor. Moreover, you can also choose a place where to get the treatment. Here you can check the list of available hospitals/medical providers.

Medications are provided by pharmacies in Lund. Furthermore, the maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 (EUR 210) for a year.

Public insurance is compulsory in Sweden for providing equal access to healthcare services. Private insurance is quite low in the country with 10% of the population covered. But this percent is becoming higher every year, because the average waiting time for specialist treatment (due to public insurance) is near 35 days. 

More about health care system


Education

Higher education is free of charge for Swedish, EU/EEA, and Swiss citizens. From 2007 higher education became divided into three levels: 

  • Basic (degrees that can be obtained — university diploma (2 years) and degree of Bachelor (3 years)); 
  • Advanced (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Master (1 year) and degree of Master (2 years — if you want to continue education)); 
  • Doctoral (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Licentiate (2 years) and degree of Doctor (4 years)).

Before entering the university everybody has to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Swedish and English. Moreover, the most famous university in this city is Lund University.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Lund, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with quite mild weather (warm pleasant summers and cold winters). The average temperature in summer is 23°C (73°F) and in winter -1°C (30 °F). Furthermore, Lund is almost free of snow during winter months.

 23°C

average summer temperature

-1°C

average winter temperature


Safety

Lund is a very safe city according to international standards. Lund has a safety level of 59% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. Crimes rates are very low here and police work very responsibly.

59/100

Numbeo

Safety Index


Economy

Lund, as a city with the youngest population in the country, is considered as a regional centre for high tech companies. Furthermore, a lot of research-based global industries are connected to Lund University. That`s why this city attracts a lot of students and expats from different countries.

4185

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are not so common in Lund, however, there are still some. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:​​​​​​​
Expat Meetups in Lund
Expat Lund

  • General

    Lund, as the cultural center of southern Sweden, is called as the oldest city in Sweden. Around the world, it is known for Lund Cathedral and Lund University. Moreover, Lund perfectly combines ancient with modern. Despite the fact, that this city is quite small, here you can find great museums, market squares, shops and restaurants. Furthermore, Lund is only in 10 minutes by train from Malmö and 47 minutes from Copenhagen.

    2nd

    oldest university in Sweden

    87k

    inhabitants

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 600 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 465
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,195 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 940 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 50 
    • Internet € 31 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.4
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 51 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.3 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 29                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 10 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 48 
    • Beer € 6
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 22 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 13
  • Healthcare

    If you plan to stay in Sweden for more than 12 months you need to have a personal identification number for being entitled to access public medical services. In Lund you are free to choose a doctor. Moreover, you can also choose a place where to get the treatment. Here you can check the list of available hospitals/medical providers.

    Medications are provided by pharmacies in Lund. Furthermore, the maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 (EUR 210) for a year.

    Public insurance is compulsory in Sweden for providing equal access to healthcare services. Private insurance is quite low in the country with 10% of the population covered. But this percent is becoming higher every year, because the average waiting time for specialist treatment (due to public insurance) is near 35 days. 

    More about health care system

  • Education

    Higher education is free of charge for Swedish, EU/EEA, and Swiss citizens. From 2007 higher education became divided into three levels: 

    • Basic (degrees that can be obtained — university diploma (2 years) and degree of Bachelor (3 years)); 
    • Advanced (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Master (1 year) and degree of Master (2 years — if you want to continue education)); 
    • Doctoral (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Licentiate (2 years) and degree of Doctor (4 years)).

    Before entering the university everybody has to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Swedish and English. Moreover, the most famous university in this city is Lund University.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Lund, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with quite mild weather (warm pleasant summers and cold winters). The average temperature in summer is 23°C (73°F) and in winter -1°C (30 °F). Furthermore, Lund is almost free of snow during winter months.

     23°C

    average summer temperature

    -1°C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    Lund is a very safe city according to international standards. Lund has a safety level of 59% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. Crimes rates are very low here and police work very responsibly.

    59/100

    Numbeo

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    Lund, as a city with the youngest population in the country, is considered as a regional centre for high tech companies. Furthermore, a lot of research-based global industries are connected to Lund University. That`s why this city attracts a lot of students and expats from different countries.

    4185

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are not so common in Lund, however, there are still some. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:​​​​​​​
    Expat Meetups in Lund
    Expat Lund

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