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The best tips for a move to Sweden (from people who've been there, done that)

Most people experience challenges when they move countries, and they're not always the ones you expect. Photo: Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 23.Apr.2019 12:08 hrs

Starting a new life overseas is an adventure and a challenge, and however much research you do beforehand, there are bound to be aspects of the local culture or bureaucracy that come as a surprise. The Local asked our readers what their top tips were for anyone considering a relocation to Sweden.

One retiree, Bruce Dodson, advised against over-packing for the move.

"Don't bring everything you own. We brought way too much," he said, and had an extra piece of advice about electricals: "If you are moving from a 110 volt country, leave your lamps and electrical appliances. Converting to 220 is not worth the trouble."

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