As a new student in Lund it can be a good idea to make your own budget to help plan your expenses.
Sweden can be an expensive country to live in but general day-to-day living can be managed on a typical student budget of approximately SEK 7 800/month (approximately USD 1140 or EUR 866).
SEK 7 800/month is the amount a Swedish student would receive in student loans and grants from the Swedish government. As a comparison you can see what a budget of SEK 7 800/month could be composed of:
Food SEK 2 300
Accommodation SEK 2 500-3 300
Course literature SEK 400-1 000
Other: clothing, telephone, leisure, etc. SEK 1 500
More information and examples of living costs can be found on the Study in Sweden website.
This bank information sheet provides an overview of the banks in Sweden with which you can set up an account (either with or without a Swedish personal number) and which documents each bank requires you to bring with you when you go to open a bank account.
If you are staying in Sweden for a longer period of time it will be much easier for you to manage your day-to-day financial matters, such as paying you rent and other bills, if you have a banking relationship with a Swedish bank. This information sheet provided by the Swedish Bankers´ Association, explains the services that Swedish banks can offer to international students.