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General

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.

20m

from Copenhagen

700k

inhabitants


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 690 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 516 
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,182
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 924 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 49 
  • Internet € 29 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.4 
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 53 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.7 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4 
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 35                                                                                                                                                                                      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 € 58 
  • Beer € 5 
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3.5 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 29 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 

Healthcare

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.

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. Here's the link where you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Malmo.

More about Higher Education


Climate

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.

 20°C

average summer temperature

-3°C

average winter temperature


Safety

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.

65/100

Numbeo

Safety Index


Economy

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.

3862

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Malmo. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations
ExpatsinMalmo
Expat Meetups in Malmo

 

  • General

    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.

    20m

    from Copenhagen

    700k

    inhabitants

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 690 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 516 
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,182
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 924 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 49 
    • Internet € 29 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.4 
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 53 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.7 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4 
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 35                                                                                                                                                                                      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 € 58 
    • Beer € 5 
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3.5 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 29 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 
  • Healthcare

    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.

    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. Here's the link where you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Malmo.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    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.

     20°C

    average summer temperature

    -3°C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    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.

    65/100

    Numbeo

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    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.

    3862

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Malmo. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations
    ExpatsinMalmo
    Expat Meetups in Malmo

     

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