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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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Mobility Calculators

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

Cost of Living Allowance
Cost of Living Index
International Assignment Management
Salary Purchasing Power Parity
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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City Cost of Living Rankings

-Country Cost of Living Rankings

-Regional Cost of Living Rankings (Africa;
America; Asia Pacific; Europe; Middle East)

-Latest Inflation Rates around the world

-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

-Cost of Living Rankings by Basket

-Articles related to cost of living
and expatriate life


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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Sweden, All Areas
Overview

Sweden, All AreasSweden 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 Sweden is 10.1 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.9% for Sweden as at May 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Sweden is based on the current personal income tax rates, comprising National and Municipal income tax, which when combined are progressive up to 57%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Sweden as at 1 July 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Sweden, 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: Low
4) Education: Average
5) Furniture & Appliances: Average
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: 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

Sweden is for example 11.3% more expensive than USA for groceries, 8.7% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 184.8% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Sweden is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Sweden for an expat from Australia, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Sweden) premium of 10% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Sweden? Register subscribe to your home location and Sweden and run your personalised reports.

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