Relocating to Sweden
A well-known national characteristic for Swedes’ is the love of nature. Many Swedes like to spend their free time in the forest or by the sea, in fact every 3rd Swede owns a boat. In Sweden nature is really available to everyone as there is a right of common access which applies to all forests, fields, beaches and lakes across the country.
Being punctual is important to Swedes – arriving just prior to an appointment, but not too early! Forming an orderly queue is expected of everyone when waiting to be served in a shop or bank, for example. Almost no excuse is good enough to get in front of the people who arrived before you. Many places use a system of “queuing tickets”, whereby you take a number from a ticket machine when you first enter the store. When your number shows on the screen, or the shop assistant calls your number, it is your turn.
English is everywhere: It’s no secret Swedes are very good at speaking English. Why? Mainly because they don’t dub English-language movies or TV programs into Swedish, adding subtitles instead.
Swedes don’t protest, they comply: As a rule, no strikes, no demonstrations… Swedes don’t protest. Swedes have a history of negotiating and compromising. That’s how they went from an absolute monarchy to a democracy, and how they implemented universal suffrage. No revolution, no bloodbath. Swedes don’t try to challenge the rules for the sake of it. They comply.
Equality and respect are important: Mandatory paternity leave, taxes based on each individual in a couple rather than the couple as a whole… Sweden is at the front of the pack when it comes to gender equality. But the most striking thing is how that equality plays out in everyday life. Sweden is also known for its exceptional work- life balance, not just when it comes to parental leave and childcare, but in general. Employees get a minimum of five weeks paid vacation per year. Add affordable healthcare for all and it becomes clear why Stockholm is often a top choice for professionals from all across the globe. Whether it’s free Swedish lessons, healthcare or pensions, the Swedish state has got you covered. Taxes are high here but it all goes back into the country, so services have a high standard and even as an immigrant, the Swedish state will look after you from cradle to grave.
Relocating to Stockholm
Stockholm, where modernity meets tranquility. Trend-setting restaurants and vibrant nightclubs next to idyllic archipelago.
Welcome to a city where it is easy to breathe – and to feel your pulse! Sweden has been ranked as the second most- innovative country in the world – and with more billion-dollar tech companies per capita than any other city but Silicon Valley, it’s no surprise that Stockholm is at the heart of it all. The city is one of the hottest tech hubs in the world and the fastest- growing city in Europe. As a consequence, the housing market is quite competitive.
Apartments in Stockholm are regulated by a rental control system to keep the rent below what the market would dictate, and those apartments are distributed through queues or contacts. That’s where Beautiful Apartments comes into the picture. Our aim is to offer companies and organizations a comfortable, temporary initial accommodation for their employees during shorter and longer periods to help you focus on your work in your new country faster and smoother. Stockholm is a gorgeous, green and peaceful capital city. There is plenty to love about life in this city spreading over 14 islands. Rich in culture and history, Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and economic, financial and political heart.
Specializing in industry, it is the ideal destination for expatriates looking for career prospects. Stockholm is one of Europe’s biggest university hubs, welcoming many foreign students every year. The city is one third water, and one third green space. This makes for an abundance of parks to picnic in during the summer and possibly sled through in the winter.
It is likely that no matter where you’ve lived before, you’ll find the standard of housing in Stockholm to be quite high, as far as building and infrastructure quality go. Stockholm is a tolerant and worldly city, and is welcoming to all kinds of people and cultures. The Scandinavian shyness is likely the biggest hurdle that an expat will have to deal with.
Relocating to Malmö
Malmö- is known as the Natural Hub for people and cultures from worldwide. The city’s inhabitants come from around 170 countries and speak some 150 different languages. This diversity is one of Malmö’s key assets and creates the basis for a rich cultural life. It also equips Malmö to perform well in an ever-more globalised world.
Malmö is one of Sweden’s fastest growing metropolitan centres. Driving this growth is immigration, both from abroad and from other parts of Sweden, and the fact that many families choose to remain in the city after having children.
Malmö is located on the southwestern tip of Sweden. Due to its coastal location, it enjoys an oceanic climate. During summer, daylight can last for 17 hours, whereas during the winter, there is as little as 7 hours of light. In 2000, the Öresund bridge was opened and created a direct link between Malmö and Copenhagen. This was a focal point in Malmö’s impending transformation into a modern, technological hub.