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General

Stockholm, as the second most visited city in the Nordic countries, is the largest city and the capital of Sweden. Some people call this city as “Venice of the North,” because it is situated on 14 islands, which are connected by 57 bridges. Stockholm is a safe city by international standards, but the most amount of crimes are against tourist (pick-pocketing, bicycle theft, auto theft, and auto vandalism). This city is the cultural, political, economic center of Sweden with good quality of research and higher education. There are over 1000 restaurants and more than 100 museums in Stockholm.

2nd

most visited city in the Nordic countries

14islands

Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,126 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 756 
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,830
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,281 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 70 
  • Internet € 29 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.5 
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 78 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.2 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3 
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 39                                                                                                                                                                                      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 € 66 
  • Beer € 5.6 
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3.5 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 36 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 

Healthcare

In Stockholm, you are free to choose a doctor (medical specialist or general practitioner). You can also choose a place where to get the treatment. There are 14 hospitals and a lot of doctor's practices in Stockholm. There is one interesting fact that the maximum cost for visits to a doctor is SEK 1,100 for a year (so if it is more, you don't have to pay). Almost all the medical staff in Stockholm speaks English, but if you need an interpreter he/she can be given to you free of charge.  

Medications are provided by pharmacies in Stockholm. The maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 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 information here.


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 Stockholm.

More about Higher Education

 


Climate

Stockholm, as a city with humid continental climate, is considered as a place with mild weather. It's one of the sunniest cities in Northern Europe. July is the hottest month in Stockholm with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) and the coldest is January at -3°C (27°F). Stockholm is recognized as a city with the warmest summers among Nordic countries.

 18°C

average summer temperature

-3°C

average winter temperature


Safety

Stockholm, as a European city is safe. Stockholm has a safety level of 80% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 52% according to Numbeo. Crimes rates are very low here and police work very responsibly. 

80/100

SafeAround

Safety Index

53/100

Numbeo

Safety Index


Economy

Stockholm, as a city with a big amount of jobs in high technology companies, is considered as the financial capital of Sweden. About 85% of jobs in Stockholm are in service industry. Furthermore, more than 45% of Swedish companies are headquartered in Stockholm. That's why this city attracts a lot of expats from all over the world.

4137

Average monthly

salary


People

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

InterNations
Stockholm Expat
Expat Meetups in Stockholm
GrowInternationals

 

  • General

    Stockholm, as the second most visited city in the Nordic countries, is the largest city and the capital of Sweden. Some people call this city as “Venice of the North,” because it is situated on 14 islands, which are connected by 57 bridges. Stockholm is a safe city by international standards, but the most amount of crimes are against tourist (pick-pocketing, bicycle theft, auto theft, and auto vandalism). This city is the cultural, political, economic center of Sweden with good quality of research and higher education. There are over 1000 restaurants and more than 100 museums in Stockholm.

    2nd

    most visited city in the Nordic countries

    14islands

    Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,126 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 756 
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,830
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,281 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 70 
    • Internet € 29 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.5 
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 78 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.2 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3 
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 39                                                                                                                                                                                      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 € 66 
    • Beer € 5.6 
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3.5 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 36 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12 
  • Healthcare

    In Stockholm, you are free to choose a doctor (medical specialist or general practitioner). You can also choose a place where to get the treatment. There are 14 hospitals and a lot of doctor's practices in Stockholm. There is one interesting fact that the maximum cost for visits to a doctor is SEK 1,100 for a year (so if it is more, you don't have to pay). Almost all the medical staff in Stockholm speaks English, but if you need an interpreter he/she can be given to you free of charge.  

    Medications are provided by pharmacies in Stockholm. The maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 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 information here.

  • 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 Stockholm.

    More about Higher Education

     

  • Climate

    Stockholm, as a city with humid continental climate, is considered as a place with mild weather. It's one of the sunniest cities in Northern Europe. July is the hottest month in Stockholm with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) and the coldest is January at -3°C (27°F). Stockholm is recognized as a city with the warmest summers among Nordic countries.

     18°C

    average summer temperature

    -3°C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    Stockholm, as a European city is safe. Stockholm has a safety level of 80% safe according to SafeAround’s rating and 52% according to Numbeo. Crimes rates are very low here and police work very responsibly. 

    80/100

    SafeAround

    Safety Index

    53/100

    Numbeo

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    Stockholm, as a city with a big amount of jobs in high technology companies, is considered as the financial capital of Sweden. About 85% of jobs in Stockholm are in service industry. Furthermore, more than 45% of Swedish companies are headquartered in Stockholm. That's why this city attracts a lot of expats from all over the world.

    4137

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

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

    InterNations
    Stockholm Expat
    Expat Meetups in Stockholm
    GrowInternationals

     

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