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Stockholm vs. suburbs

Pros and contras: living expenses, taxes, etc.

saabeilin
post 8.May.2014, 05:05 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.Feb.2014

Hi all!

Is there any benefit in living in suburbs, say, Botkyrka?

Is there any significant difference in living expenses, taxes, anything else?

Thanks in advance.
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Mark249
post 8.May.2014, 10:25 AM
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Joined: 9.Nov.2012

Each district (even within Stockholm) has a different tax rate. You also pay tolls when traveling by car into town. Certain suburbs have favourable tax rates.

Certain suburbs also have more variety and competition of food store prices etc.
Certain suburbs are more preferable due to availability of free parking.
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LLHope
post 8.May.2014, 10:58 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 1.Jan.2014

Here you can get all kinds of official statistics on Stockholm produced by Stockholm Stad for the various areas, including population breakdowns etc:

http://www.statistikomstockholm.se/




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Localer
post 8.May.2014, 12:08 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 27.Oct.2006

QUOTE (saabeilin @ 8.May.2014, 06:05 AM) *
Hi all!. Is there any benefit in living in suburbs, say, Botkyrka?. Is there any significant difference in living expenses, taxes, anything else?. Thanks in advance.


avoid Botkyrka at all cost.
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Willy
post 8.May.2014, 12:46 PM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2005

QUOTE (Localer @ 8.May.2014, 01:08 PM) *
avoid Botkyrka at all cost.

Northern part at least. Places like Tullinge and Tumba are allright-ish.
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Opalnera
post 8.May.2014, 06:24 PM
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Joined: 16.Aug.2010

It's pretty on Söder and some places around the water but the suburbs of Stockholm are very ordinary (and I'm being VERY polite).
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Willy
post 8.May.2014, 08:47 PM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2005

That's Stockholm for you: pretty but hideously expensive inner city and extremely boring suburbs.
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Carlton2014
post 9.May.2014, 07:23 AM
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Joined: 15.Mar.2014

I think the op was asking about good value for money, not high status areas among country yokels. smile.gif
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Emerentia
post 9.May.2014, 09:25 AM
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Joined: 23.Dec.2011

The tax is a bit higher in Botkyrka than in Stockholm. It's 32.38 in Botkyrka and 29.49 in Stockholm.
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saabeilin
post 9.May.2014, 10:30 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.Feb.2014

Yes, I was wondering about good value for money smile.gif
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Affonso
post 9.May.2014, 12:06 PM
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Joined: 7.Apr.2013

Are you going to rent or buy?


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saabeilin
post 9.May.2014, 01:49 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 24.Feb.2014

Well, only rent for now. I'll work in Liljeholmen so mostly look for place along the röda linjen.
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Emerentia
post 10.May.2014, 01:53 PM
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If you work in Liljeholmen, don't forget to look at places along Tvärbanan too. Årsta is nice and pretty close to Liljeholmen.
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