How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

Swedes are generally fluent in English; recent immigrants are focused on learning Swedish, so they might not speak English. - May 2020


Everyone in Stockholm speaks English. Swedish is nice to have, but completely unnecessary. - Jan 2017


None. Everyone speaks English! - May 2015


English is incredibly pervasive here. Would be nice to understand some basic Swedish, especially just to understand the signs, but very easy to get by without it. - Aug 2014


Some for fun or if you go out far into the countryside. Everyone, almost, speaks English - Oct 2008


None. I have never seen so many english-speaking foreigners in my life. You'd think you were in the states sometimes. Just ask in English- they will understand you perfectly, from the bus driver to the grocery clerk to the car mechanic. - Aug 2008


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