It’s highly innovative
The European Commission’s European Innovation Scoreboard 2016 places Sweden in top place. Alongside Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden is an “Innovation Leader” with innovation performance well above that of the EU average, according to the study.
It has the best reputation
It’s no surprise then, that Sweden tops the ranking in 2017 (78.3 points), of the RepTrak reputation ranking. It’s a great place for families – it has 16 months of parental leave and free day care services - it invests in green living, has favourable economic growth, is a safe country for women, has transparency in the media and last, but by no means least - it's a beautiful country.
It has a powerful passport
The power of a passport is defined as how many countries the holder has unfettered access to. Germany and Sweden top the list, with only one country between them. This makes the Swedish passport the second most powerful in the world.
It has low levels of corruption
Sweden has a low level of corruption and ranks 4th in Transparency International's latest Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the perceived levels of public sector corruption in 186 countries.
Swedes speak very good English, and are only beaten to the top by The Netherlands and Denmark. The ranking, which is compiled by language education company Education First, is the result of testing millions of people all over the world on their language skills.
SL, the transport network on Stockholm, is so good and widespread, that you don’t need a car of your own. The SL transport network is huge and covers a vast amount of Stockholm. On weekends, the public transport here runs 24/7, and through the weeks, it starts around 5:30 and stops around midnight.