Finding accommodation

Finding accommodation in Stockholm is a challenge, so you should start looking something long before your actual arrival. 
 
What are the options?
 
  1. ​Read the KI Housing Guide for international students
  2. Keep in mind that ​ KI Housing only helps incoming international researchers (and students). Researchers that have been in Sweden for more than three months are unfortunately not eligible to apply for accommodation through KI Housing, because KI Housing is intended to be a first place to stay when a researcher is coming from abroad.
  3. The corporate agreements can be used by eligible applicants who cannot get accommodation in any of the KI Housing areas. Information about the corporate agreements:  http://www.kihousing.se/?page_id=2938


  • Bostad Direkt has a service for individuals who are searching for a private sublet. You can find more information about this service on their website:  http://www.bostaddirekt.com/
  • One website that is not included there is:  http://www.fixakontraktet.se.  You pay 298 SEK for the first month, but they send you messages with available apartments, even first-hand contracts! Check out also our little listing!
 

  • Generally, there are many offers on Blocket ( http://www.blocket.se/ ) and other websites but it does not mean that you will necessary get a lot of response from people who posted them! So be patient! Make sure that you say a few words about yourself in your email/application. Making a good impression is always a plus, instead of saying only: "Hi, when can I see your apartment?".


Check the distance as well...
Before you make a decision about moving in somewhere, you may check the transport options from this place ( http://sl.se/en/Visitor/Plan-your-journey ). 


What is the average price for rent in Stockholm?  
1. According to KI Housing :
The average rent for a private room in a shared apartment is about SEK 3000 up to SEK 9000 a month depending on size and location (rooms in the city center are usually much more expensive than a room in the suburb).
The rent for a studio is about SEK 6000 to SEK 14000 per month (also depending on size and location). 

According to the latest contracts KI Housing has signed with Bostad Direkt, Apartment HS and Newstay for students/researchers, the average rent has been the following:

City 
Studio – 9 000 to 13 500 a month
1 bedroom apartment – 13 500 to 14 500
2 bedroom apartment – 15 000 to 18 000

Suburb
Studio – 7 000 to 11 000 a month
1 bedroom apartment – 11 000 to 12 500
2 bedroom apartment – 11 000 to 15 000
   
   
2. According to Bostad Direkt (update of Feb 2016) 
the rents range 
-between 13 000 - 15 000 SEK/month to live in Stockholm city,
-between   8 000 - 12 000 SEK/month, to live in the suburbs.



Watch your step...
And one last tip:  be careful during your house-hunt, as some of the offers are scams.

Common sense rules apply – DO NOT pay anything until you meet the person, confirm his or her identity, see the place, and sign a contract.
Typical scams include offers with contact number starting by 0044, which is not necessarily from UK.
This blog can help you recognize common scam/scammer profiles in the Stockholm housing market: Moving 2 Stockholm