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Nathan Reed

"With InterNations I quickly connected with other Canadian members who became close friends over time."

Barbara Melington

"The best thing about InterNations? Definitely the offline get-together. Meeting other expats in real life helps a lot."

Get to Know Our Expat Community in Gothenburg!

Hej, and welcome to the InterNations Community for the wonderful city of Gothenburg! Our platform is dedicated to offering expatriates all over the world an opportunity to share advice, guidance, and recommendations while working through the initial challenges that can arise when you're planning a move to a foreign city. Whether you've recently arrived in Gothenburg or are in the early stages of relocating, we hope our wide variety of resources will provide some insight. Once you've got to grips with your new home, please feel free to assist fellow travelers by sharing your experiences. It's easy to find the answers to a range of questions you might have about moving to Gothenburg — such as which districts offer the most affordable apartments, how to register for a Swedish "personnummer" (personal I.D. number), and what to expect from a Swedish winter. Just read our guide articles or visit our forums and pose any questions you may have, and one of our many locally based members is bound to have an answer for you. Joining InterNations not only opens the door to Gothenburg's international community, it also helps you to gain a fuller understanding of life in Sweden's second city. A cosmopolitan and highly cultured city that many find to have a younger and more friendly feel than the Stockholm capital, Gothenburg has much to offer the curious expat — from taking Fika at one of the cities many attractive cafes to indulging in a spot of retail therapy at Nordstan — Scandinavia's largest shopping center.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Istanbul.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Gothenburg expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Gothenburg Expat Guides

  • Moving to Gothenburg

    Gothenburg may not yet be a famous expat destination. However, the archipelago, the delicious sea-food and the cultural relevance are just some of the many reasons that make a move to Gothenburg interesting for expats-to-be. Find out more about the city, climate and more in this guide.
  • Living in Gothenburg

    The second-largest Swedish city, Gothenburg is still not a noisy metropolis: the city is livable and tight-knit, right at the sea and with a quaint archipelago to visit. Moreover, life in Gothenburg comes with excellent services, from a great public education system to comprehensive healthcare.
  • Working in Gothenburg

    As many other port cities, Gothenburg is an important transportation hub for the whole of Scandinavia, with a local economy that is not only international and appealing for expats, but also extremely profitable and flourishing. In this guide, we introduce you to this economy, income taxation and more.

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Expat Life & Facts about the Local Economy in Gothenburg

A cool, laid back, and modern city with a rich and diverse cultural life, Gothenburg offers a different side of the Swedish experience to the hustle and bustle of Stockholm. Located on the southwest coast of Sweden and surrounded by beautiful forests and archipelago islands, the city combines rustic cobble-stoned streets and quirky cafes with modern skyscrapers and shopping districts. With excellent public transportation connections to Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Oslo, the city is also a thriving business hub, housing key Swedish manufacturing and communications operations, including Volvo, Ericsson and Swedish East India Company. With Sweden's second-largest university, Gothenburg is also a major student center, with a lively and multifaceted nightlife. With a distinctive combination of big city amenities and small town charm, Gothenburg is a location that truly offers something for everybody.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Prague, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Join Our Expat Network in Gothenburg

At InterNations our goal is to create a welcoming and secure platform where you can interact with fellow expatriates living and working in Gothenburg. We ask our members only to abide by our guiding principles of honesty, respect, and ethical behavior. You should feel comfortable to ask any questions you might have about life in Sweden's second city. For example, you might be on the lookout for advice about navigating Sweden's notoriously challenging property market, seeking job opportunities in Gothenburg's business district, or wondering where to find the best international schools. You may also wish to broaden your social horizons or pursue a particular hobby or activity — such as joining a sports team, forming a hiking group, or practicing your Swedish with fellow non-native speakers. At InterNations we also host regular networking evenings and special events for our members, allowing you to mingle with fellow expats over delicious food and drinks in an attractive local venue.

Nathan Reed

"With InterNations I quickly connected with other Canadian members who became close friends over time."

Barbara Melington

"The best thing about InterNations? Definitely the offline get-together. Meeting other expats in real life helps a lot."

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