​Under this heading you will find more information about what it is like to live in Sweden. This includes information about different types of housing, about culture and leisure. The county and municipality presentations have further information about different ways of finding a place to live, about vacant jobs and what associations and organisations there are in the municipality.

Sweden is a sparsely populated country overall, but there is still a shortage of housing in many municipalities. The availability of housing is smaller in the urban centres than in rural areas. It is common for people to live in one municipality and work in another. Most municipalities have good public transport systems that make commuting to work possible.

The population of Sweden

About 10 million people live in Sweden today. Of these about 3.5 million live in and around the country's three biggest cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Almost a fifth of the population were born abroad or have parents who are both from another country. Swedish is the main official language; Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli, Romani and Yiddisch are official minority languages.

​Your rights when you buy products and services

Once you have received a personal number, you can do a lot as a consumer. For example, you can subscribe to a mobile phone contract, buy goods via the internet and sign agreements. As a consumer, you have both rights and obligations and it is good for you to know about these.

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