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Experience in Malmö, Sweden, by Unda

Published by Unda Karele — 4 years ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Malmö, Malmö, Sweden

What is it like to live in Malmö? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It is amazing! I absolutely adore Malmö - it is diverse and very welcoming and social but also calm and different when needed! It is not the most typical Swedish city - it has the typical Swedes mixed with many, many cultures of the world.

I would definitely recommend living in Malmö!


What is the student lifestyle like in Malmö?

It is quite good. Malmö University has its own Student Union which organizes many events throughout the year and there is the Student Pub which is open for students with cheap drinks and amazing and friendly people. Definitely a must see!

Other than that, the lifestyle is all what you can make - there are several cafes, bars and clubs for students to see and visit with many different styles of music and atmosphere.

Malmö is an alive city that does not sleep if you don't want it to.

How much does it cost to live in Malmö?

Rent depends on the place but it is quite expensive, but you can find good deals in the non-centric parts of the city.

Food expenses vary on the chosen preferences - pasta and ketchup is cheap, but meat is really expensive. Restaurants, bars, clubs (both entrance and drinks at the bar) are really expensive since Sweden has an alcohol monopoly.

5000kr a month is a minimum to live easy with no restaurants but occasional drinks and club.


Is it difficult to find accommodation in Malmö? Is there any advice you can give?

I wouldn't think so. But of course, it depends on the preferences and also on the time when you're looking. It is really easy to find accommodation in mid-June but quite hard in September since many students are on the look for a new place.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

Food is really diverse. It is really easy to find vegan and vegetarian places and the number one places to eat after a night of going out is falafel - an Arabic meal prepared by Arabic people. These little places can be found all over Malmö.

What places would you recommend visiting in Malmö?

Västra Hamnen is a must - Turning Torso, Scaniabadet, Ribersborg... and many more. The area is beautiful and has a wonderful view of the Öresund bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark.

The whole city centre is a must-see, as well as Möllevångstorget with its bars and liveliness both during the day and the night. A must see for everyone who wants to see the real Malmö.

Malmö has beautiful parks - Pildammsparken is absolutely marvelous, and so is the park in Bulltofta - both are perfect for picnics, hangouts, jogging, yoga, walks... everything.


Is it good to eat out in Malmö? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Personally, I have not tried eating out in many fancy places, other than McDonalds or Falafel places (the best Falafel place is called Campus, located on Bergsgatan, not far from KulturBolaget).

Is the nightlife good in Malmö? Where is good to go?

The night life is indeed good in Malmö - the party apartments in Rönnen, clubs such as Moriskan, Hipp, Babel, all bars in Möllevångstorget, the student pub and also it is worth to take a train ride to Lund to check out the Nations.

What advice would you give future students heading to Malmö?

I hope you are familiar with riding a bicycle all the time because no Malmö life is good without a bike.

Be prepared to feel the Swedish "lagom" and the amazingness of Malmö - one of the absolutely best cities in the whole world.

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