The most important things to get done when you land in Stockholm

If you just moved to Stockholm for work, there are few things that you have to do fast.

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Public transport

If you don't have a car, you can travel everywhere fast with Stockholm public transport. Even if you do have car, it is pretty expensive to ride it in the city center and park it. Public transport tickets are also not cheap, especially if you are buying single tickets.

Go for a monthly ticket from day one. It will save you money and time! It costs 790kr/month (around 80 eur/month) and it covers wide city area by metro, train, bus and even boat.

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Getting your ID

To get your ID you first have to get your personal identity number. That means that you are registered in Swedish Population registry. You can do it applying for personal number in Tax office (Skatteverket).
It is assumed that you have an address already, the one you stated in your application to work in Sweden.

Details for applying for personal number:
Once you have your personal number, you can apply for an ID card.

And it will take few weeks until your ID is ready.

Once ready it will be sent to address you stated in your application. If your name is not on the door of the address you stated it will not be delivered, but you will be able to pick it in the Tax office.

Opening a bank account

In order to get your paycheck you will have to open a bank account in Sweden. It is possible to do that even before you have your ID ready, but you will not be able to use online banking until you provide your Personal number. To open a bank account you will also have to bring your employment contract.
There are few big banks where you can open a bank account in including Swedbank and Handelsbank.

Cheap mobile operators

Picking the right phone plan is important from day one. You want to be able to use your phone, and be online, so you can get all the info and maps location on the go.
To avoid picking long term contact without thinking and comparing a bit more, just use some free prepaid Sim card.

For example if you use Comviq prepaid sim card, you can refill for 95kr, it in any corner-shop with “Kompis 95” plan and you will get almost unlimited calls and SMS and 1GB of data. If you spend all your data, you can refill 1GB more for 50kr and you can use 50kr from initial 95kr if you haven't spent it already.

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