1 There are no flats A policy of rent controls means your options in getting somewhere to live are:
- Live in the forest
- Illegally buy a rental contract on the black market
- Buy an (expensive) flat / house
- Get around on 3-6 month temporary second hand rental contracts
- Have your employer fix it
2 There are no jobs Unemployment is currently 7.6%. If you don’t already have a job you will need to be a qualified nurse or construction engineer AND speak Swedish if you want to find a job easily
3 There are no people Doesn’t matter where you live. The Stockholm regions has a population density of 340/km2. England and The Netherlands both have 407.
4 There are no “no-go areas” Some ridiculous stories about how some areas are too dangerous to enter have been circulating. This is complete and utter nonsense and based on a report naming areas where “criminal gangs have a negative effect on the local community”.
5 There are no Swedish international furniture companies IKEA is a Dutch/Luxembourgian company. It is NOT Swedish
6 There are approximately as many privileged people whining, complaining and moaning as in other countries