Get the balance right in family-friendly Sweden

Sweden prides itself on being environmentally friendly and balancing financial stability with the wellbeing of its people.

Expats are drawn to the country’s generous social security programmes and stable economy. And a family-oriented culture makes it a good place to settle if you want to advance your career while raising children.

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Quick Facts

  • Population: About 10 million
  • Capital City: Stockholm (also the largest city)
  • Neighbouring Sweden: Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
  • Main languages: Swedish, but English is widely understood and spoken.
  • Time: GMT+1 (GMT+2 from the end of March to the end of October)

It takes time to make friends, that is normal.

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Do as the locals and integrate your best tradition in every possible way.

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