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Old 09-14-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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Emil I don't want to spoil your fun but has your friend even looked into applying for a visa for you? A friend can't just promise you a job and you show up. The only visa I think you would be looking at is a H1B which you would have to apply for April 1, with it being effective if granted Oct 1.

As for Nate - you might want to look into taxes. Aside from the high cost of property in the larger cities, income taxes in Sweden are among the highest in Europe. If you think Chicago is bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. I have several Swedish friends and have spent time there. It's expensive.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Hello,

I saw your post about moving. I have myself lived in Orland, and in Chicagoland for many years. I am happy to answer any specific questions you may have regarding the area. I believe rent, for an apartment, is anywhere from $850 USD for an apartment, including utilities, up to $2,500 USD a month to rent a house. (A large house.) My advice: do NOT move to Orland Park/Hills if you can avoid it. Try Evanston, Andersonville, Wicker Park, Oak Park or any of the Northern suburbs. They will be closer as a commute to the city....plus there is more to do there and the people are more interesting. (No offense to Orlanders.)

Feel free to ask me any questions. Best of luck!
PS I found your post because I would personally LOVE to move to Sweden. I am sick of living here. Guess everyone wants to move, right?

Sage03
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