Cost of Living Comparison Between Helsinki and Stockholm 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Stockholm are 1.1% lower than in Helsinki (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Stockholm are 3.5% higher than in Helsinki
Rent Prices in Stockholm are 15.0% higher than in Helsinki
Restaurant Prices in Stockholm are 15.2% lower than in Helsinki
Groceries Prices in Stockholm are 1.4% higher than in Helsinki
Local Purchasing Power in Stockholm is 7.5% lower than in Helsinki
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Restaurants
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.60 €
(152.38 kr)
11.60 €
(130.00 kr)
     -14.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 €
(896.37 kr)
71.40 €
(800.00 kr)
     -10.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.45 €
(105.88 kr)
8.03 €
(90.00 kr)
     -15.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.50 €
(84.03 kr)
6.69 €
(75.00 kr)
     -10.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 €
(89.64 kr)
6.25 €
(70.00 kr)
     -21.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.20 €
(47.01 kr)
3.67 €
(41.08 kr)
     -12.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 €
(28.36 kr)
2.11 €
(23.69 kr)
     -16.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 €
(19.09 kr)
1.92 €
(21.54 kr)
     +12.8 %
Markets
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.90 €
(43.73 kr)
5.22 €
(58.49 kr)
     +33.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.08 €
(23.28 kr)
2.39 €
(26.74 kr)
     +14.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.00 €
(11.21 kr)
1.22 €
(13.69 kr)
     +22.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.70 €
(30.24 kr)
3.63 €
(40.63 kr)
     +34.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.41 €
(38.18 kr)
4.27 €
(47.87 kr)
     +25.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.73 €
(53.02 kr)
5.04 €
(56.49 kr)
     +6.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.29 €
(92.90 kr)
8.00 €
(89.66 kr)
     -3.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 €
(11.33 kr)
1.27 €
(14.28 kr)
     +26.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 €
(8.31 kr)
1.11 €
(12.47 kr)
     +50.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.95 €
(10.65 kr)
1.14 €
(12.80 kr)
     +20.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.71 €
(19.13 kr)
1.74 €
(19.47 kr)
     +1.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.46 €
(5.17 kr)
0.60 €
(6.76 kr)
     +30.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 €
(7.10 kr)
0.58 €
(6.51 kr)
     -8.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.91 €
(21.40 kr)
2.20 €
(24.69 kr)
     +15.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.64 €
(18.37 kr)
1.39 €
(15.59 kr)
     -15.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 €
(140.06 kr)
10.71 €
(120.00 kr)
     -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.74 €
(30.70 kr)
1.87 €
(20.92 kr)
     -31.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.94 €
(32.89 kr)
2.18 €
(24.48 kr)
     -25.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.70 €
(108.69 kr)
6.25 €
(70.00 kr)
     -35.6 %
Transportation
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.10 €
(34.73 kr)
3.48 €
(39.00 kr)
     +12.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 €
(728.30 kr)
86.57 €
(970.00 kr)
     +33.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.95 €
(77.87 kr)
4.91 €
(55.00 kr)
     -29.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 €
(21.64 kr)
4.17 €
(46.67 kr)
     +115.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 53.40 €
(598.33 kr)
46.63 €
(522.50 kr)
     -12.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.04 €
(90.03 kr)
7.35 €
(82.40 kr)
     -8.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,000.00 €
(358,549.06 kr)
26,774.58 €
(300,000.00 kr)
     -16.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,839.50 €
(345,546.06 kr)
26,773.46 €
(299,987.50 kr)
     -13.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 96.37 €
(1,079.84 kr)
114.98 €
(1,288.36 kr)
     +19.3 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 €
(0.70 kr)
0.13 €
(1.43 kr)
     +103.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.89 €
(211.67 kr)
30.77 €
(344.72 kr)
     +62.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 33.89 €
(379.70 kr)
41.08 €
(460.26 kr)
     +21.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.50 €
(308.13 kr)
31.92 €
(357.60 kr)
     +16.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 €
(168.07 kr)
13.39 €
(150.00 kr)
     -10.8 %
Childcare
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 344.22 €
(3,856.89 kr)
125.28 €
(1,403.70 kr)
     -63.6 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,960.00 €
(55,575.11 kr)
7,809.25 €
(87,500.00 kr)
     +57.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.32 €
(944.78 kr)
78.72 €
(882.05 kr)
     -6.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.80 €
(389.92 kr)
37.52 €
(420.39 kr)
     +7.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.42 €
(811.44 kr)
90.87 €
(1,018.22 kr)
     +25.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 107.96 €
(1,209.62 kr)
123.05 €
(1,378.77 kr)
     +14.0 %
Rent Per Month
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 974.59 €
(10,920.00 kr)
1,345.93 €
(15,080.63 kr)
     +38.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 779.53 €
(8,734.34 kr)
971.32 €
(10,883.27 kr)
     +24.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,912.76 €
(21,431.81 kr)
2,115.17 €
(23,699.75 kr)
     +10.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,347.14 €
(15,094.28 kr)
1,496.83 €
(16,771.43 kr)
     +11.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 677.76 €
(7,594.04 kr)
934.39 €
(10,469.51 kr)
     +37.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 383.65 €
(4,298.66 kr)
582.80 €
(6,530.10 kr)
     +51.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Helsinki Edit Stockholm Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,023.42 €
(33,876.39 kr)
2,895.30 €
(32,440.80 kr)
     -4.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.18 3.25      +175.1 %
Last update: March 2023March 2023
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