Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Oslo 

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Consumer Prices in Oslo are 15.2% higher than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Oslo are 16.9% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Oslo are 21.8% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Oslo are 10.4% higher than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Oslo are 20.8% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Oslo is 0.0% higher than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(175.35 kr)
19.67 €
(230.00 kr)
     +31.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 90.00 €
(1,052.11 kr)
85.54 €
(1,000.00 kr)
     -5.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(116.90 kr)
10.93 €
(127.77 kr)
     +9.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 €
(93.52 kr)
9.41 €
(110.00 kr)
     +17.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 €
(93.52 kr)
9.41 €
(110.00 kr)
     +17.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.49 €
(52.45 kr)
4.00 €
(46.75 kr)
     -10.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.63 €
(30.78 kr)
3.22 €
(37.67 kr)
     +22.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 €
(21.44 kr)
2.31 €
(26.96 kr)
     +25.8 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.32 €
(50.45 kr)
7.21 €
(84.32 kr)
     +67.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.60 €
(30.34 kr)
2.64 €
(30.88 kr)
     +1.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.16 €
(13.52 kr)
1.25 €
(14.61 kr)
     +8.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.91 €
(34.03 kr)
3.96 €
(46.30 kr)
     +36.1 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.54 €
(41.41 kr)
5.01 €
(58.53 kr)
     +41.3 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.15 €
(60.23 kr)
5.88 €
(68.72 kr)
     +14.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.49 €
(110.97 kr)
11.68 €
(136.57 kr)
     +23.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.02 €
(11.92 kr)
1.26 €
(14.76 kr)
     +23.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.78 €
(9.14 kr)
0.87 €
(10.14 kr)
     +11.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.99 €
(11.54 kr)
1.18 €
(13.75 kr)
     +19.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.80 €
(21.01 kr)
1.96 €
(22.88 kr)
     +8.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 €
(6.50 kr)
0.82 €
(9.64 kr)
     +48.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.80 €
(9.39 kr)
0.92 €
(10.72 kr)
     +14.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.92 €
(22.41 kr)
2.30 €
(26.90 kr)
     +20.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 €
(20.45 kr)
1.79 €
(20.89 kr)
     +2.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.45 €
(168.92 kr)
13.26 €
(155.00 kr)
     -8.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.65 €
(30.98 kr)
2.94 €
(34.39 kr)
     +11.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.12 €
(36.46 kr)
3.69 €
(43.15 kr)
     +18.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.30 €
(120.41 kr)
13.26 €
(155.00 kr)
     +28.7 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.05 €
(35.65 kr)
3.42 €
(40.00 kr)
     +12.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 67.00 €
(783.24 kr)
72.97 €
(853.00 kr)
     +8.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.60 €
(77.15 kr)
8.55 €
(100.00 kr)
     +29.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(22.58 kr)
2.17 €
(25.34 kr)
     +12.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.40 €
(659.32 kr)
44.48 €
(520.00 kr)
     -21.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.23 €
(84.52 kr)
7.20 €
(84.20 kr)
     -0.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 €
(374,083.27 kr)
34,216.98 €
(400,000.00 kr)
     +6.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 34,060.53 €
(398,171.03 kr)
33,205.44 €
(388,175.00 kr)
     -2.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 106.27 €
(1,242.32 kr)
155.31 €
(1,815.57 kr)
     +46.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 24.04 €
(280.99 kr)
32.24 €
(376.84 kr)
     +34.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.19 €
(224.39 kr)
41.05 €
(479.88 kr)
     +113.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.52 €
(485.42 kr)
43.31 €
(506.35 kr)
     +4.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.18 €
(306.01 kr)
23.62 €
(276.15 kr)
     -9.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 17.00 €
(198.73 kr)
14.54 €
(170.00 kr)
     -14.5 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 306.42 €
(3,582.04 kr)
284.00 €
(3,320.00 kr)
     -7.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,742.80 €
(102,204.22 kr)
7,534.10 €
(88,074.44 kr)
     -13.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.63 €
(930.94 kr)
78.76 €
(920.68 kr)
     -1.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.41 €
(343.81 kr)
41.41 €
(484.14 kr)
     +40.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.66 €
(837.70 kr)
92.77 €
(1,084.54 kr)
     +29.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 92.75 €
(1,084.26 kr)
124.04 €
(1,450.00 kr)
     +33.7 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 995.12 €
(11,633.07 kr)
1,312.36 €
(15,341.67 kr)
     +31.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 792.97 €
(9,269.86 kr)
1,048.69 €
(12,259.26 kr)
     +32.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,767.50 €
(20,662.26 kr)
1,987.72 €
(23,236.67 kr)
     +12.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,284.80 €
(15,019.44 kr)
1,520.06 €
(17,769.64 kr)
     +18.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 686.10 €
(8,020.56 kr)
743.63 €
(8,693.10 kr)
     +8.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 399.60 €
(4,671.32 kr)
519.11 €
(6,068.42 kr)
     +29.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Oslo Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,817.46 €
(32,936.41 kr)
3,294.91 €
(38,517.82 kr)
     +16.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 4.07      +13.8 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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