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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).


Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).


International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Sweden, Stockholm
Overview

Sweden, StockholmStockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden. The vast majority of Stockholmians work in the service industry, which accounts for roughly 85% of jobs in Stockholm. Stockholm is Sweden's financial centre.

Sweden is in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway. The climate is temperate in the south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers, but subarctic in the north.

The official language is Swedish. It is closely related to Norwegian and Danish, which many Swedes can understand. English is widely spoken; German and French are less common. Attempting a few polite phrases in Swedish will be appreciated. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Sweden is an export-oriented mixed economy featuring a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labour force. Timber, hydropower, and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Sweden's engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. Telecommunications, the automotive industry and the pharmaceutical industries are also of great importance.

Expatriates should dress professionally, at least at first, however many Swedes are comfortable wearing smart casual clothing.

The security risk for expatriates in Sweden is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime and the underlying threat of terrorism.

The currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Stockholm is 2.2 Million (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1.1% (2016 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Stockholm as at 1 September 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Stockholm, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Very Low
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Stockholm is for example 40.2% more expensive than Tanzania for groceries, -9.6% cheaper for household costs than Dar es Salaam, and -2% cheaper for transport costs than Zanzibar.

Stockholm is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Stockholm for an expat from Turkey, is for example -20%, i.e. host location (Stockholm) premium of 10% minus home (Turkey) location premium of 30%.

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