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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: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.


International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.


International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.


Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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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
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Articles & Rankings

Cost of Living Articles and Rankings


-International City 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
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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, 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 2.3 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2% for Sweden as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Sweden is based on the current personal income tax rates, comprising comprise National (0%-25%) and Municipal income tax (Average 32%), progressive up to 57%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Stockholm as at 1 October 2018 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 40.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 61.4% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 125.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Stockholm is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

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

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