Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Oslo 

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Cost of Living in Oslo is 15.4% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Oslo is 17.5% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Oslo are 23.4% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Oslo are 9.6% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Oslo are 22.6% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Oslo is 4.1% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(173.07 kr)
19.07 €
(220.00 kr)
     +27.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 €
(1,038.42 kr)
86.67 €
(1,000.00 kr)
     -3.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(115.38 kr)
10.96 €
(126.50 kr)
     +9.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 €
(92.30 kr)
9.53 €
(110.00 kr)
     +19.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 €
(92.30 kr)
9.53 €
(110.00 kr)
     +19.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.46 €
(51.51 kr)
4.03 €
(46.54 kr)
     -9.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.64 €
(30.49 kr)
3.27 €
(37.70 kr)
     +23.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 €
(20.90 kr)
2.40 €
(27.67 kr)
     +32.4 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.43 €
(51.15 kr)
7.26 €
(83.73 kr)
     +63.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.57 €
(29.65 kr)
2.66 €
(30.67 kr)
     +3.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.17 €
(13.45 kr)
1.32 €
(15.24 kr)
     +13.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.95 €
(33.99 kr)
4.00 €
(46.12 kr)
     +35.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.52 €
(40.62 kr)
5.04 €
(58.13 kr)
     +43.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.28 €
(60.90 kr)
6.09 €
(70.30 kr)
     +15.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.58 €
(110.55 kr)
11.92 €
(137.54 kr)
     +24.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.03 €
(11.85 kr)
1.32 €
(15.24 kr)
     +28.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 €
(9.14 kr)
0.89 €
(10.22 kr)
     +11.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 €
(11.26 kr)
1.19 €
(13.73 kr)
     +22.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 €
(20.56 kr)
2.04 €
(23.59 kr)
     +14.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 €
(6.33 kr)
0.87 €
(10.07 kr)
     +59.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.82 €
(9.49 kr)
0.93 €
(10.69 kr)
     +12.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.94 €
(22.35 kr)
2.35 €
(27.13 kr)
     +21.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.80 €
(20.78 kr)
1.83 €
(21.10 kr)
     +1.5 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 €
(161.53 kr)
13.87 €
(160.00 kr)
     -0.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.68 €
(30.90 kr)
2.98 €
(34.41 kr)
     +11.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.19 €
(36.86 kr)
3.80 €
(43.80 kr)
     +18.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.20 €
(117.69 kr)
13.43 €
(155.00 kr)
     +31.7 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 €
(34.61 kr)
3.47 €
(40.00 kr)
     +15.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.60 €
(768.43 kr)
77.57 €
(895.00 kr)
     +16.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.60 €
(76.15 kr)
8.67 €
(100.00 kr)
     +31.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(22.28 kr)
2.20 €
(25.34 kr)
     +13.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 €
(650.75 kr)
45.07 €
(520.00 kr)
     -20.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.23 €
(83.38 kr)
7.29 €
(84.09 kr)
     +0.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,245.00 €
(372,044.05 kr)
32,934.54 €
(380,000.00 kr)
     +2.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,916.11 €
(391,325.42 kr)
33,309.08 €
(384,321.43 kr)
     -1.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 110.73 €
(1,277.58 kr)
156.34 €
(1,803.88 kr)
     +41.2 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.31 €
(280.51 kr)
32.24 €
(371.96 kr)
     +32.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.37 €
(223.46 kr)
40.99 €
(472.96 kr)
     +111.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.69 €
(481.06 kr)
42.52 €
(490.56 kr)
     +2.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.06 €
(312.21 kr)
23.46 €
(270.71 kr)
     -13.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 €
(196.15 kr)
14.30 €
(165.00 kr)
     -15.9 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 308.71 €
(3,561.96 kr)
282.62 €
(3,260.88 kr)
     -8.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,365.60 €
(96,522.61 kr)
10,479.00 €
(120,907.14 kr)
     +25.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.48 €
(997.86 kr)
80.73 €
(931.42 kr)
     -6.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.41 €
(350.87 kr)
42.79 €
(493.67 kr)
     +40.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.04 €
(842.75 kr)
94.37 €
(1,088.81 kr)
     +29.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.17 €
(1,098.11 kr)
128.62 €
(1,484.00 kr)
     +35.1 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,013.59 €
(11,694.89 kr)
1,336.70 €
(15,422.86 kr)
     +31.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 810.88 €
(9,355.95 kr)
1,063.37 €
(12,269.23 kr)
     +31.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,794.63 €
(20,706.51 kr)
2,149.02 €
(24,795.45 kr)
     +19.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,323.85 €
(15,274.59 kr)
1,549.75 €
(17,881.03 kr)
     +17.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 704.79 €
(8,131.84 kr)
751.48 €
(8,670.64 kr)
     +6.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 407.19 €
(4,698.22 kr)
541.79 €
(6,251.22 kr)
     +33.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,728.81 €
(31,485.12 kr)
3,339.10 €
(38,526.70 kr)
     +22.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.86 4.55      +17.7 %
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