Like everywhere, living costs in Sweden depend on your personal lifestyle and where you live. Here’s an average monthly budget:
Food: SEK 2,000
Accommodation: SEK 3,700
Local travel: SEK 550
Phone/internet: SEK 300
Hobby/leisure, miscellaneous: SEK 1,450
Total: SEK 8,000 (around €850 or $1,000).
To help you get a better idea of how to budget, several of our bloggers have written budget guides.
Cost of living in Sweden in 2016 by Andac Baran, a student in Uppsala
Your personal finance guide to Stockholm by Marta, a student in Stockholm
Stockholm vs Lund vs Uppsala vs Göteborg, a cost comparison by four bloggers from around Sweden
Remember that when applying for a residence permit, you’ll have to prove to the Swedish Migration Agency that you can support yourself financially during your studies. Visit the Migration Agency’s website for more information.