Housing in Sweden takes three mains forms: ownership, co-operative housing and housing with rights of tenancy. Co-operative and rights of tenancy housing are usually flats and most right of tenancy housing is owned by public housing companies. The cost of co-operative housing varies greatly from region to region and how much rent you pay will also depend on location, size and quality. Local and national newspapers are the best place to start looking for a flatshare:
Municipalities also provide information about accommodation on their websites:
You may want to consider living in Hammarby Sjöstad - an eco-friendly part of town which has tough environmental requirements on buildings, technical installations and traffic. Indeed the Stockholm Water Company and local government joined forces to ensure organic recycling throughout Hammarby Sjöstad:
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