During last year average Swedish citizen earned close do 250 thousands SEK, which is around 27 000 Euros, according to the Swedish Statistics Bureau. However, earnings differ among different regions of the country, and the gap between wealthy and poor is quite immense.
The residents of Danderyd, suburb of Stockholm city, earned more than 380 000 SEK, which made them as the wealthiest in the country. In Euros this is around 35 000. On the opposite side of the scale are citizens of Eda rural municipality with a median income of only 224 K SEK (which is around 21 000 Euros).
In the report made by the Swedish Statistics Bureau we can also note the gender gap in the wages between males and females, however comparing to the previous year the gap is decreasing. According to the historic data, the median earned income for women was 77 % of men’s median income, a slight increase from a 72 percent share in 1999, according to preliminary figures presented by Statistics Sweden. From the data, it is also notable that women in prosperous areas such as Stockholm suburbs Danderyd, Täby and Nacka earn the most and the gender gap is narrower. However, in rural and poorer areas of Sweden gender gap is more drastic (cities like Perstorp, Markaryd and Ljusnarsberg).
In general, we can see the positive developments that led towards more balanced distribution of income between genders. In 268 out of 290 cities incomes of female employees are growing, the disparity is decreasing.
Now let’s have a look at the actual salaries in 2018 in the main regions of Sweden:
|Region (Main City)||Women||Men||Total in SEK||in EUR|
|Whole Country||251 113||327 875||287,064||26,828|
|STOCKHOLM||285 848||356 144||319,263||29,838|
|UPPSALA||251 932||332 728||289,498||27,056|
|SÖDERMANLAND||235 428||315 955||273,763||25,585|
|ÖSTERGÖTLAND||237 324||322 140||276,813||25,870|
|JÖNKÖPING||248 322||333 716||290,131||27,115|
|KRONOBERG||236 393||321 600||276,336||25,826|
|KALMAR||233 142||312 281||269,368||25,175|
|GOTLAND||235 846||283 991||257,608||24,076|
|BLEKINGE||234 168||308 848||268,697||25,112|
|SKÅNE||232 679||305 861||265,714||24,833|
|HALLAND||253 395||342 396||294,863||27,557|
|VÄSTRA GÖTALAND||253 884||334 222||291,715||27,263|
|VÄRMLAND||233 337||304 588||265,766||24,838|
|ÖREBRO||236 144||317 000||273,497||25,560|
|VÄSTMANLAND||238 428||326 586||279,432||26,115|
|DALARNA||236 798||313 052||273,157||25,529|
|GÄVLEBORG||233 232||308 793||268,908||25,132|
|VÄSTERNORRLAND||245 176||316 064||279,375||26,110|
|JÄMTLAND||243 441||294 792||268,003||25,047|
|VÄSTERBOTTEN||245 432||319 846||279,243||26,097|
|NORRBOTTEN||253 631||327 276||287,532||26,872|
Source: Swedish Statistics Bureau