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Moving to Sweden

post 25.Oct.2013, 05:50 AM
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Need some enlightenment.

Hi Guys, I am a Dutch citizen and planning to be in Sweden next summer, it will be a sort of a holiday maker with a full time job.
I was living all around Europe besides Australia and South Africa. Why Sweden? Well I keep getting encouraging feedbacks about the country and the way of life there that sounds really pleasurable and electrifying.

On the other hand, I have some questions I hope someone around here will help me out finding the answers.
In the past few days I started to collect info about the housing system, its looks a lot like Holland, a long waiting list, but do you guys know if there is a way to find a little flat with an affordable price outside Stockholm or Gothenburg? How much its going to cost me monthly and how long I need to wait to find one?As for a job, I am a specialized welder - supervisor, Are there plenty of jobs or do you think I should start as a freelancer? Any advice concerning welding jobs, where to find them, and if there is any city or town with industrial units/factories that you can name it for me.

Waiting your replies guys,
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post 25.Oct.2013, 09:14 AM
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Joined: 3.Dec.2010

"pleasurable and electrifying" lol. is this a joke?
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post 25.Oct.2013, 09:52 AM
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no its not, thats what im hearing, convince me pleasurable and electrifying wrong.
waiting impatiently for your reply!

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post 26.Oct.2013, 12:38 PM
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Jobs wise I can't help you I'm afraid as I know nothing about the job market for welders in Sweden.

However on the subject of housing I can say this, you were spot on - Sweden is easily the worst country in Europe when it comes to finding accommodation. There is a real shortage of houses here which sees many people waiting a year or more to get a flat even just for the short-term. Sadly this incompetent government has done nothing to change that and that's just how it is. You'll need a stable job before you can realistically get any accommodation, as landlords mostly want to see you are earning XXXX per month.

What you can try and do is look on or on certain facebook groups. Lägenheter säljes /uthyres / bytes i Göteborg springs to mind. I know a few people who got lucky there.

Good luck.
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