From building a social life to dealing with everyday matters - we’ve gathered the information you need to thrive in your private life
The guide - living
Socialising and networking
As a new arrival in Sweden your social network is probably quite limited, but there are lots of opportunities to meet ne...
See and do
Gothenburg and West Sweden are brimming with culture and entertainment. Here you’ll find the best of Swedish design, foo...
Sweden has a world-class healthcare system which is generally very affordable for the patient. Should you happen to fall...
A guide to Swedish authorities
When moving to a new country it can be a challenge to understand who does what. Here is your guide through the jungle of...
Whether you are commuting to work or keen to explore the region, there are many options for travelling around....
Driving in Sweden
If you have a valid driving licence from another country, it may be valid in Sweden. The conditions vary, however, depen...
We’ve handpicked a few apps that you might find useful whilst living and working in the region....
To help you keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Sweden, we’ve put together a list of English language and simple Sw...
Extend your stay
Keen to stay on in Sweden? It may be possible to extend your permit or become a Swedish citizen. ...
Top tips for your private life
Here we have gathered top insider tips from local experts and internationals to help you make the most of your time in G...
On our regional map you’ll find examples of, and information on, housing areas that may suit your needs. You can also see where the region's universities, and international and bilingual schools and preschools are located.
Martin Hubrich, from Germany, now lives and works in Gothenburg. Here is the experience of his new life and beat in West Sweden, in his own words.
Merlind Hinz from Berlin, Germany
Ting Chen from Hangzhou, China
The City of Gothenburg's official film about the city now - and its future.
Abhilash "Abhi" Ram from Thiruvananthapuram, India