The Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed subsequently in 1783 between Benjamin Franklin and Swedish representative Gustaf Philip Creutz. 55.84 Ranked 30th. Sweden United States HISTORY; Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax: $3,181.11 Ranked 14th. Relations between the United States and Sweden are built on a shared heritage that dates back to 1638 when the first Swedish immigrants arrived on the shores of Delaware. 2% more than Sweden Crime > Crime levels: 43.49 Ranked 51st. $3,258.85 Ranked 12th. The United States consumes 2.4822 gallons of oil per day per capita while Sweden consumes 1.3650 This entry is the total oil consumed in gallons per day (gal/day) divided by the population. Sweden was one of the first countries to recognize U.S. independence in 1783 and the two countries have maintained a strong bilateral friendship since then, based on shared values and mutual interests. Swedish–American relations reach back to the days of the American Revolutionary War. The Kingdom of Sweden was the first country not formally engaged in the conflict (though thousands of Swedish volunteers partook on the side of the patriots ) to recognize the United States of America before the Treaty of Paris.