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Cost of living calculations

The purpose of a cost of living calculation is to provide the right conditions for a conditional discussion (salary etc.) and to compare "apples and apples" instead of "apples and pears". Sometimes Swedish salaries can be perceived as low, which causes difficulties in employment situations, but in many other countries the costs / taxes are different. Some things are included and some not in different tax systems.

A cost of living calculation simply means a professional "McDonald's Index" with all relevant information weighed. It may be income, number of children, possible costs that the moving candidate (including any family members) carries from their current home country, housing, vehicles, other household costs (food, childcare / daycare / maintenance allowance, clothing / hygiene, health care, sports) / leisure / hobby / entertainment, public transport, insurance, consumables, household appliances, TV / telephone / broadband, etc.).