Malmo, as the third largest city in Sweden, is a hotspot in the EU. Now it is a commercial center of the western part of Scania. The cityscape consists of beautiful historic buildings and many trees, so some people call this city as “City of Parks”. Moreover, Malmo is famous for a big amount of restaurants with the highest concentration per capita in Sweden. This city is also very eco-friendly and is one of the most sustainable cities in Northern Europe. Today Malmo is known as a very culturally and socially diverse city.
In Sweden the healthcare system is top-ranked internationally and Malmo is not an exception. As in every city, here you are free to choose a doctor. Moreover, you can also choose a place where to get the treatment. Almost in Malmo all the medical staff speaks English. Here you can get more details.
Medications are provided by pharmacies in Malmo. 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.
Higher education is free of charge for Swedish, EU/EEA, and Swiss citizens. From 2007 higher education became divided into three levels:
Before entering the university everybody has to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Swedish and English. Here's the link where you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Malmo.
Malmo, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with mild summers with heat waves and fairly cold and windy winters. The average temperature in summer is 20-23°C (68-73 °F) and in winter from -3 to 4°C (27-39 °F). Moreover, Malmo is almost free of snow.
average summer temperature
average winter temperature
Malmo is a safe city compared internationally. It has a safety level of 65% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. However, among the Nordic countries this city has one of the highest crime rates.
Malmo is a city that has one of the strongest employment growth rates in Sweden during last 20 years. About 30 big companies moved their headquarters in Malmo. Moreover, more than 7 start-up companies appear every day in this city. That`s why today Malmo attracts many expats from all over the world.
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