Emigrating to Malmö

Emigrating to Malmö | Hints & Tips From Swedish Removal Experts

Emigrating to Malmo

Emigrating to Malmö? Our Top Tips for an Easy Transition

Malmö is a bustling city located in southern Sweden. It is the largest city in the county of Scania and the third-largest city in all of Sweden. Malmö is known for its strong economy, friendly people, pristine natural environment and rich culture. It is a popular destination for migrants, who often come to Malmö to find employment, retire, or attend school.

This guide to Malmö will share some useful resources to help you emigrate to Malmö successfully. Let’s get started!

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Applying for residency in Malmö

Any EU citizen who has a job, is studying, or has the ability to support themselves has the right of residency in Malmö. If you can’t support yourself and you aren’t studying, you will have to apply for permanent residency. You can fill out an application here.

Working in Malmö

Malmö is one of the most economically successful cities in Sweden. Traditionally, the economy was based around shipbuilding, manufacturing, and construction related industries. However, this has changed over the past few decades as the economy has diversified.

The largest industries in the city now include healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals, energy, education, government, and tourism. There are many research institutes in Malmö and some excellent universities.

Malmö has a low unemployment rate and a high level of economic activity, which makes it an excellent place to find work. Although many Swedes speak English, knowing Swedish will improve your chances of finding employment dramatically. Some resources for finding work:

Living costs

Despite offering residents a high standard of living, Malmö is an affordable city to live in. Transportation costs are low because the public transportation system is so efficient. Many people cycle around the city instead of using a car or bus. Food is very high-quality and quite cheap. A loaf of bread costs about 20 kr, one litre of milk costs 10 kr and a 3-course meal at a nice restaurant costs about 300 kr. Obtain an estimate on the cost of living.

Driving in Malmö

Most people from the UK love driving in Sweden! That’s because there is much less traffic and the roads are quite wide — a very different situation to most streets in the UK. You can use your UK driver’s license to drive in Sweden for a maximum of one year. After that time, you must obtain a Swedish driver’s license. Read more about driving in Sweden.

Education in Malmö

The Swedish education system is one of the best in Europe (learn more about the school system on our education in Sweden page). Malmö is also home to Malmö University, which is one of the best learning institutions in Sweden. Some of the best primary and secondary schools in Malmö include:

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Healthcare in Sweden

Sweden has one of the world’s best healthcare systems. Going to see a doctor or spending time in a public hospital is affordable compared to most other countries. You won’t need private health insurance unless you are interested in visiting private medical clinics or having elective medical procedures performed. Learn more about healthcare in Sweden.

Holidays in Malmö

The Swedes have many of the same holidays as the UK, including New Years Day, Christmas, and Easter. Swedish midsummer is also another time of year where people celebrate together. It is the held at the peak of summer, when the country is experiencing its longest days. Read more about holidays in Sweden.

Paying bills in Malmö

Some UK expats find paying bills in Sweden slightly more complex than in the UK. That’s because most bills are paid through Bank Giro. Having an account with the bank makes it much easier to manage bills and avoid charges. Learn more about paying bills here.

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Suburbs in Malmö

Some of the best Malmö suburbs to live in include:

Möllan – This is a very trendy suburb that is packed with cafes, bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Lillatorg – This is a more upmarket part of Malmö. It has many beautiful old buildings and beautiful green spaces.

Augustenburg – This part of Malmö is growing quickly thanks to a new sustainable city development project called Ekostaden Augustenburg. It is set to become one of the best parts of the city to live in.

Vastra Hammen
 – This is a family-friendly suburb with plenty of green spaces, traditional Swedish houses, and retail stores.

Additional resources for moving to Malmö

Making the move to Malmö easier

You can make your move to Malmö easier by hiring a professional European removals company like Schepens. We are a family owned company that has been in business for more than 100 years. Our team regularly performs removals to and from Malmö, and we love visiting this incredible city!


Schepens run removals to and from all major towns, cities and areas of Sweden including StockholmGothenburgMalmoUppsalaVasterasOrebroLinkopingHelsingborgJonkopingNorrkopingLundUmeåGavleBorasSkara and Sodertalje.


Contact us today on 01794 323558 to get a free, no-obligation quote!

With a new depot located in Jönköping we are perfectly positioned to help with the logistics of your move throughout Sweden

Swedish Depot
Schepens International Ltd
Vitmossevägen 1,
SE-555 93 Jönköping
Sweden
Tel: +46105 519470