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Welcome to Everything Sweden, the community magazine all about living in Sweden as an expat, and how to move to Sweden. More about us.

Getting Swedish Citizenship

09 April, 2018

Applying for Swedish citizenship is a big step. Becoming a citizen of any country takes dedication and shows you are committed to becoming a…

Personnummer in Sweden

13 September, 2017

Everyone in Sweden has a Personnummer. This 12 digit number tags everything you do in Sweden to a personal record, everything from birth to…

How to Move to Sweden

03 July, 2017

Moving to Sweden has never been more popular. Since I moved here 4 years ago, I’ve spoken and seen more & more people from across the EU and…

Brexit for (British) Expats in Sweden

24 June, 2017

_This is an ongoing topic and this article will be updated as we get more information. _ On Thursday 23rd June 2016, 52% of the UK voted to…

The Tvättstugan and Laundry

22 June, 2017

The Tvättstugan or laundry room in Swedish is something that everyone has a story about. Whether it is aggressive neighbours , people not…

3 mistakes you'll probably make when learning Swedish

04 September, 2016

This is a guest post from Sofi Tegsveden Deveaux at Bee Swedish , …and how to avoid these mistakes. Walking to North America for the…

8 Reasons Why You Should Learn Swedish

05 July, 2016

One of the first questions expats ask me is, “why learn Swedish?“. One of the best, and worst, things about coming to Sweden as an expat, is…

5 emergency numbers to save in your phone

27 June, 2016

Being new in a country is always a bit weird and a little scary. Knowing where to turn takes time to learn, so here are a few essentials…

Dating in Sweden

22 June, 2016

After living I Sweden for over 2 years now, it seems that most people move here either for love (the most common) or work. Dating in Sweden…

Getting Permanent Residency in Sweden

12 June, 2016

We spend a lot of time at Everything Sweden guiding you through the steps of getting settled in Sweden and understanding how the system…

5 Tips for Expats Moving to Sweden

28 May, 2016

Planning a move from the states to Sweden will bring about mixed emotions. The process of international relocation isn’t something that…

12 Tips for Living in Sweden

24 May, 2016

I think Sweden offers a great standard of living and lots of opportunities for everyone here, but living in Sweden does take some getting…

Just Landed In Sweden - The Checklist

14 May, 2016

Once you’ve arrived in Sweden, there are a number of things you need to get fixed and arranged quickly. Some things you can and should do in…

Staying in touch when living in Sweden

01 May, 2016

Once you’ve settled in Sweden, you’re going to need to stay in touch with friends, family, loved ones and the rest. If you’re moving to…

Parental Leave in Sweden

17 April, 2016

Sweden is known for having one of the most generous parental leave policies in Europe and the World. In 2016, Sweden’s parental leave is a…

Banking in Sweden

16 April, 2016

As with most things, banking in Sweden needs a personnummer. Before you read any further, you need to make sure that you have, or have…

How to get a Swedish ID Card

16 April, 2016

I’ve just been to Skatteverket to apply for my Swedish ID Card, 2 years after I moved here. I had been avoiding it for a few months, but…

Public Transport in Stockholm

31 March, 2016

Public Transport in Stockholm can seem complicated at first if you’re not familiar with the transportation system. At which station should I…

Moving to Sweden? One expat's story.

30 March, 2016

This is an article I originally wrote for Expat Focus about moving to Sweden, but I wanted to share my story on Everything Sweden too. My…

Things To Do In Stockholm

30 March, 2016

If you do a simple Google search, you will see endless lists of things to do in Stockholm. This is another one of those lists, but I want…

This is Sweden

24 March, 2016

The Swedish tourist board has an amazing video called “This Is Sweden”, which has been getting more popular on social media as people and…

Student Aid in Sweden

12 March, 2016

Very few of the EU expats I speak with know that they can get student aid money (bursaries/grants) from the Swedish government when they…

Driving in Sweden

11 March, 2016

Driving in Sweden is great. Volvos, great scenery, and the 120km speed limit on the motorways, it’s a pretty good deal here. To start…

Healthcare in Sweden

06 March, 2016

Healthcare in Sweden is regarded as some of the best in the world. Their tax funded system gives equal access to everyone in the country…

What is Fika?

06 March, 2016

Fika is another very Swedish tradition and lots of expats ask me “what is fika?“. There is not really something like it outside of Sweden…

Living in Stockholm - The Complete Expat Guide

28 February, 2016

The BBC recently described Stockholm as a “truly modern metropolis filled with historic architecture and a reputation for tolerance”. So…

Dental Care in Sweden

24 February, 2016

Dental Care in Sweden is a pain and can get expensive very quickly. Standard dental care is probably more expensive than you will pay in…

What to expect from your neighbours

24 January, 2016

Swedes are the post passive aggressive people you will ever meet. In fact, there are a few good comedy books full of funny stories from…

How to Learn Swedish

27 October, 2015

Sure, 86% of Swedes speak English but if you are going to be here for the long run, you will need to learn Swedish…now. Learning Swedish…

What is Lagom?

24 October, 2015

In a nutshell, Lagom is a unique Swedish word that you can’t really find in English. Essentially, it means “just right”. Sweden has a long…

How to get a Job in Sweden

21 October, 2015

Sweden is a great place to work and comes with a heap of benefits that you don’t get in many other countries. But getting started is hard…

Swedish Holidays

17 October, 2015

I’m still surprised at how many public holidays there are in Sweden. Official Swedish holidays are divided into two categories – the…

Finding Apartments in Stockholm

11 October, 2015

Finding apartments in Stockholm is a nightmare. Sorry. Unlike places like the UK and the USA for standard apartment rentals, there are no…

What was the hardest part about getting used to live in Sweden?

11 October, 2015

When I moved to Sweden from the UK, I took an upgrade from a small city to capital city. My home city had a population of 250,000, and…

Studying in Sweden

11 October, 2015

Studying in Sweden is free for people from the EU and the quality is high. It’s one of the main reasons people move to Sweden in the first…

15 reasons why you should move to Sweden

03 October, 2015

Everything in this post is true. If you are thinking of moving here or want to know why so many people do, here are 15 reasons why people…

Working with Swedes – 5 mistakes you should avoid

03 October, 2015

Got a new job in Sweden ? Congratulations! Hopefully you’ve already got a good feel for the company culture at the interview stage and know…

Supermarkets in Sweden

29 September, 2015

When I first came to Stockholm, I had no idea of where to buy food and groceries. So just for you, I’ve compiled a list of the top…

Is it possible to live as an expat in Sweden if I don't speak Swedish at all?

13 September, 2015

Yes…and no. If you are moving to Sweden and don’t speak Swedish, you are lucky. Sweden is one of the few places where English here is a…

Tax in Sweden - Understanding it All

13 September, 2015

Sweden is a great place to live and work. But it has always been known as an expensive country and most new expats want to learn about tax…

10 Stereotypes About Swedes – and which are right and wrong

13 September, 2015

With a population of 10 million and cultures from all around the world, Sweden has become one of Europe’s best places to live, and the third…

Studentflak

27 July, 2014

June is the time when the college students graduate in Sweden (Studenten) and they do so in style! Of course they have the standard dinner…