Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget to trial self-checkout tills

Swedish alcohol monopoly Systembolaget to trial self-checkout tills

Swedish alcohol monopoly store Systembolaget will roll out self-checkout tills in two of its stores.

‘I thought there was an air raid’: The first time foreigners hear Hesa Fredrik

‘I thought there was an air raid’: The first time foreigners hear Hesa Fredrik

Money hacks: How to get the best deal on your mortgage in Sweden
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Money hacks: How to get the best deal on your mortgage in Sweden

What to expect when your child starts school in Sweden
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What to expect when your child starts school in Sweden

Checklist: What you need to do when leaving Sweden for good
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Checklist: What you need to do when leaving Sweden for good

How to do your recycling in Sweden without offending the locals
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How to do your recycling in Sweden without offending the locals

Ticks in Sweden: How to avoid them and protect yourself
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Ticks in Sweden: How to avoid them and protect yourself

How to sell, recycle, or (safely) throw away your stuff in Sweden

How to sell, recycle, or (safely) throw away your stuff in Sweden

Nine ways your socializing habits change after a move to Sweden
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Nine ways your socializing habits change after a move to Sweden

What changes about life in Sweden in July?
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What changes about life in Sweden in July?

The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer

The seven bizarre traditions that make up Swedish Midsummer

Renting in Sweden: How do I know if I’m being charged fairly?
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Renting in Sweden: How do I know if I’m being charged fairly?

Midsummer: Why do Swedes like to pretend they’re little frogs?

Midsummer: Why do Swedes like to pretend they’re little frogs?

READERS REVEAL: Five tricks for winning the apartment hunt in Sweden
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READERS REVEAL: Five tricks for winning the apartment hunt in Sweden

I’m building my own Swedish summer house – here’s what I’ve learned
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I’m building my own Swedish summer house – here’s what I’ve learned

How to maximise your Swedish annual leave in 2021
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How to maximise your Swedish annual leave in 2021

Why do Swedes care so much about butter knives?

Why do Swedes care so much about butter knives?

Moving to Gothenburg? The best areas and neighbourhoods to live in
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Moving to Gothenburg? The best areas and neighbourhoods to live in

Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?
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Why do Swedes and Danes insist on pretending they speak the same language?

What’s up with Sweden’s ice cream vans?
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What’s up with Sweden’s ice cream vans?

How NOT to buy an apartment in Sweden: 6 mistakes to avoid
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How NOT to buy an apartment in Sweden: 6 mistakes to avoid

What fees do you need to budget for when selling your Swedish apartment?
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What fees do you need to budget for when selling your Swedish apartment?

Why does secular Sweden have so many religious public holidays?
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Why does secular Sweden have so many religious public holidays?

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

My first visit to the Swedish tax office: What’s the fuss about ‘personnummer’?

OPINION: Ten things about Sweden that are actually quite good
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OPINION: Ten things about Sweden that are actually quite good

How to bring your pet to Sweden 
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How to bring your pet to Sweden 

Ten rules for thriving in a Swedish ‘styrelse’ board meeting
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Ten rules for thriving in a Swedish ‘styrelse’ board meeting

Patience and chores: How to get on with your neighbours in Sweden
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Patience and chores: How to get on with your neighbours in Sweden

EXPLAINED: Sweden’s bizarre home tour ritual and how to survive it
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EXPLAINED: Sweden’s bizarre home tour ritual and how to survive it

OPINION: Please don’t let ‘mys’ be the next Scandinavian lifestyle trend
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OPINION: Please don’t let ‘mys’ be the next Scandinavian lifestyle trend

How does Sweden’s housing queue work, and is it worth joining?
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How does Sweden’s housing queue work, and is it worth joining?

Are Swedes funny? Explaining the many types of Swedish jokes
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Are Swedes funny? Explaining the many types of Swedish jokes

How do you beat the stress of the Swedish property bidding war?
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How do you beat the stress of the Swedish property bidding war?

Buying my first apartment in Sweden: How we won the bidding war

Buying my first apartment in Sweden: How we won the bidding war

Seven traditions that reveal it’s Easter in Sweden

Seven traditions that reveal it’s Easter in Sweden

OPINION: The pandemic showed me that neither writing nor life abroad should mean isolation

OPINION: The pandemic showed me that neither writing nor life abroad should mean isolation

My first winter in Sweden: How bad could it be, we wondered?

My first winter in Sweden: How bad could it be, we wondered?

Ten key questions to help you plan your Swedish pension now
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Ten key questions to help you plan your Swedish pension now

How to get tax deductions on household maintenance in Sweden
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How to get tax deductions on household maintenance in Sweden

The essential insurance many foreigners in Sweden forget to sign up for
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The essential insurance many foreigners in Sweden forget to sign up for

But what does it all mean? How to decipher Sweden’s orange pension envelope
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But what does it all mean? How to decipher Sweden’s orange pension envelope

EXPLAINED: How to take long-term leave from work in Sweden
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EXPLAINED: How to take long-term leave from work in Sweden

How my Systembolaget fail took Sweden’s unyielding rules to the next level

How my Systembolaget fail took Sweden’s unyielding rules to the next level

What will happen to Sweden’s property market in 2021?
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What will happen to Sweden’s property market in 2021?

Frogs, ducks and crayfish: A crash course in weird Swedish traditions

Frogs, ducks and crayfish: A crash course in weird Swedish traditions

What you need to know about sending post to and from Sweden this Christmas season
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What you need to know about sending post to and from Sweden this Christmas season

Ten intriguing habits of the Swedes that you don’t immediately notice

Ten intriguing habits of the Swedes that you don’t immediately notice

Tell us: How are you making it through Sweden’s winter darkness?

Tell us: How are you making it through Sweden’s winter darkness?

The Local readers’ guide to making it through Sweden’s winter darkness

The Local readers’ guide to making it through Sweden’s winter darkness

10 sure-fire ways to embarrass your Swedish partner

10 sure-fire ways to embarrass your Swedish partner

Brits told their driving licences will be accepted in Sweden after December 31st

Brits told their driving licences will be accepted in Sweden after December 31st

Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in December
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Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in December

Quiz: Should you buy or rent your home in Sweden?

Quiz: Should you buy or rent your home in Sweden?

How has the pandemic affected migration permits in Sweden?

How has the pandemic affected migration permits in Sweden?

‘The Devil’s underwear’: Why don’t Swedes use curtains?
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‘The Devil’s underwear’: Why don’t Swedes use curtains?

EXPLAINED: Here’s how dental care works in Sweden
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EXPLAINED: Here’s how dental care works in Sweden

Members’ Q&A: My foreign driving licence is about to expire, what can I do?

Members’ Q&A: My foreign driving licence is about to expire, what can I do?

Eight essential Swenglish words the world should adopt right now
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Eight essential Swenglish words the world should adopt right now

How Americans can move to Sweden

How Americans can move to Sweden

Five things that may (or may not) change about life in Sweden in November
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Five things that may (or may not) change about life in Sweden in November

QUIZ: How Swedish are your summer holiday habits?
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QUIZ: How Swedish are your summer holiday habits?

Explained: What does the stronger Swedish krona mean for you?
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Explained: What does the stronger Swedish krona mean for you?

Checklist: Everything you need to do when you move house in Sweden
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Checklist: Everything you need to do when you move house in Sweden

7 key things to think about before you sell your home in Sweden
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7 key things to think about before you sell your home in Sweden

I want my refund! How to get your money back in Sweden
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I want my refund! How to get your money back in Sweden

OPINION: ‘Sweden and our mentality is more like a village than a country’
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OPINION: ‘Sweden and our mentality is more like a village than a country’

Six romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Stockholm
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Six romantic date ideas for Valentine’s Day in Stockholm

How do I make sure I get my rental deposit back in Sweden?
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How do I make sure I get my rental deposit back in Sweden?

The eight rules you need to follow when exploring Swedish nature
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The eight rules you need to follow when exploring Swedish nature

These are the essential smartphone apps that make life in Sweden easier
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These are the essential smartphone apps that make life in Sweden easier

What is the one smartphone app you can’t avoid in Sweden?
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What is the one smartphone app you can’t avoid in Sweden?

How to get your money back if you’ve been paying too much rent in Sweden
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How to get your money back if you’ve been paying too much rent in Sweden

Six essential articles to help you navigate life in Sweden

Six essential articles to help you navigate life in Sweden

How is All Saints Day marked in Sweden?
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How is All Saints Day marked in Sweden?

It’s about to get more expensive to send letters in Sweden

It’s about to get more expensive to send letters in Sweden

The Local’s 11 insider tips when apartment hunting in Sweden
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The Local’s 11 insider tips when apartment hunting in Sweden

The small ways you adapt to Sweden without even noticing
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The small ways you adapt to Sweden without even noticing

Renting in Sweden: The most (and least) expensive cities for sublets
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Renting in Sweden: The most (and least) expensive cities for sublets

Reader voices: Where to find the best of British culture in Sweden

Reader voices: Where to find the best of British culture in Sweden

Revealed: The state of Sweden’s housing shortage

Revealed: The state of Sweden’s housing shortage

The words and phrases that will help you survive your commute in Sweden
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The words and phrases that will help you survive your commute in Sweden

‘Brexit isn’t just a concern for British citizens in Sweden’
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‘Brexit isn’t just a concern for British citizens in Sweden’

What’s on: Events for English speakers in Sweden in May

What’s on: Events for English speakers in Sweden in May

What you need to know before moving to Sweden

What you need to know before moving to Sweden

Housemates and live-in landlords: What rights do you have as an ‘inneboende’ in Sweden?
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Housemates and live-in landlords: What rights do you have as an ‘inneboende’ in Sweden?

UPDATED: Essential no-deal Brexit checklist for Brits in Sweden

UPDATED: Essential no-deal Brexit checklist for Brits in Sweden

Confused about Brexit? Here are 8 essential websites for Brits in Sweden

Confused about Brexit? Here are 8 essential websites for Brits in Sweden

#BecomingSwedish: When plans go awry

#BecomingSwedish: When plans go awry

Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

Taking an exchange semester in Sweden as a US student: 7 key things to keep in mind

WHAT’S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in March

WHAT’S ON: Events for English speakers in Sweden in March

How can Stockholm’s cultural scene be more open to internationals?

How can Stockholm’s cultural scene be more open to internationals?

Five great day trips to do from Gothenburg
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Five great day trips to do from Gothenburg

Stockholm startup launches quiz to test your ‘Jante level’

Stockholm startup launches quiz to test your ‘Jante level’

How to save money if you’re under 26 in Sweden
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How to save money if you’re under 26 in Sweden

Five challenges we faced since moving to northern Sweden, and how we overcame them
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Five challenges we faced since moving to northern Sweden, and how we overcame them

Swedish landlord told to pay quarter of a million in excess rent back to tenant

Swedish landlord told to pay quarter of a million in excess rent back to tenant

How does Swedish income tax compare to the other Nordic countries?
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How does Swedish income tax compare to the other Nordic countries?

How to beat the January post-holiday blues in Sweden

How to beat the January post-holiday blues in Sweden

The five worst places to live in Sweden, according to the people who live there

The five worst places to live in Sweden, according to the people who live there

Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in October 2020
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Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in October 2020

The documents you need to prove you are a resident in Sweden
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The documents you need to prove you are a resident in Sweden

How has the coronavirus changed the Swedish housing market?

How has the coronavirus changed the Swedish housing market?

15 tips that will help you navigate life in Sweden

15 tips that will help you navigate life in Sweden

Eight things that are free or cheap in Sweden (yes, really)
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Eight things that are free or cheap in Sweden (yes, really)

Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in September 2020
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Here’s what changes about life in Sweden in September 2020

Cinnamon Bun Day: Just another manic bun day

Cinnamon Bun Day: Just another manic bun day

10 maddeningly Swedish passive-aggressive habits
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10 maddeningly Swedish passive-aggressive habits

How to set up your electricity contract in Sweden
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How to set up your electricity contract in Sweden

What rights do I have as a second-hand renter in Sweden?
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What rights do I have as a second-hand renter in Sweden?