Preschool, food and cost of living: Essential articles for life in Sweden

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Preschool, food and cost of living: Essential articles for life in Sweden
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Preschool and family, dialect words, what to do about a weak krona, delicious dates to put in your calendar and how much money you need to survive in Sweden... here are six must-reads from The Local about life in Sweden.


Starting preschool is a big step for every child (and parent!), especially if you are not sure how it works or how to apply. The article below aims to demystify the process and give you an idea of what to expect.

Struggling to understand Sweden's southern 'skånska' (or Scanian) accent? Here's our guide to some of the regional words.

Talking about family in Swedish can be complicated. Discussing your relatives requires an in-depth knowledge of exactly how they are related to you, so it's time to start brushing up on your family history.

The Swedish Krona is at a record low against multiple currencies, hammering the international buying power of anyone earning their salaries or holding assets in the currency. We asked Johan Löf at Handelsbanken what foreigners in Sweden should do about this.


Here's a quick rundown of the food events you shouldn't miss in Sweden.

Finally, from day-to-day expenses such as food to monthly costs such as accommodation, life in Sweden doesn't come cheap. So, how much do you need to earn to make ends meet?


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