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Sweden, Stockholm

Sweden, StockholmCity Description: Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden.

Economy: 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.

Major Languages: Swedish.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Population: 2.1 Mil (2014 est.).

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

Inflation: 0.2% (2014 est.).

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Stockholmas at 1 July 2014 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Stockholm, the cost of each basket, based on each baskets cost of living index (only available to registered subscribers), is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Very 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 ranked as a minimal hardship location.

Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

Xpatulator.com provides cost of living information primarily for expatriate pay calculations. From the prices of over 200 products and services in 780 global locations, together with hardship information and the exchange rate we provide the following information to registered subscribers:
-cost of living comparison between any of our 780 world locations
-customised cost of living index for any combination of baskets groups
-cost of living allowance calculation to compensate for cost of living and hardship differences
-expat salary calculation to calculate how much you need to earn to have a similar standard of living when relocating
-international assignment package calculation using the well known build-up approach

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