Living and Working In Sweden
Sweden is a multicultural society with a high standard of living and a stable social security system.
Social Security and Healthcare
Sweden offers a high quality social insurance system, to provide financial security during different stages of life. It includes supporting families with children, elderly or people with disabilities or illness. Schools offer high quality education, free of charge.
Holidays and Leaves
There are approximately 13 days off-work per year through national holidays. In addition, there are annual vacations, sick leave, leave for caring for sick children and parental leave for caring for small children.
Annual leave – We offer a minimum of 25 days of leave per year.
Sick leave – You are entitled to reimbursements through social security when you miss work due to illness.
Parental leave - You are entitled to parental benefit supplement when on parental leave for young children.
Paternity leave – You are entitled to 10 days leave in connection with the birth of your child.
Child support – You receive child allowance for each child under 16.
Child care – You are entitled to preschool for your children between 1 and 6 years old. The cost is capped at an affordable level.
Caring for sick child – You are entitled to stay home from work to care for your sick child. You receive reimbursements from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency with approx. 80% of your salary.