Cost of Living Comparison Between Sweden and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 13.8% higher than in Sweden (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 36.6% higher than in Sweden
Rent Prices in United States are 104.9% higher than in Sweden
Restaurant Prices in United States are 9.5% higher than in Sweden
Groceries Prices in United States are 27.8% higher than in Sweden
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 14.1% higher than in Sweden
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Restaurants
Sweden Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 kr
(11.64 $)
175.24 kr
(17.00 $)
     +46.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 kr
(77.61 $)
721.59 kr
(70.00 $)
     -9.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 89.00 kr
(8.63 $)
92.67 kr
(8.99 $)
     +4.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 kr
(6.79 $)
51.54 kr
(5.00 $)
     -26.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 kr
(6.79 $)
61.85 kr
(6.00 $)
     -11.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 39.83 kr
(3.86 $)
47.83 kr
(4.64 $)
     +20.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 20.07 kr
(1.95 $)
23.61 kr
(2.29 $)
     +17.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 18.15 kr
(1.76 $)
18.68 kr
(1.81 $)
     +2.9 %
Markets
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.48 kr
(4.80 $)
39.68 kr
(3.85 $)
     -19.8 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.13 kr
(2.15 $)
30.31 kr
(2.94 $)
     +37.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.76 kr
(1.14 $)
19.33 kr
(1.88 $)
     +64.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 32.80 kr
(3.18 $)
40.13 kr
(3.89 $)
     +22.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 42.03 kr
(4.08 $)
54.31 kr
(5.27 $)
     +29.2 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 43.92 kr
(4.26 $)
55.43 kr
(5.38 $)
     +26.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 75.79 kr
(7.35 $)
70.03 kr
(6.79 $)
     -7.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 12.88 kr
(1.25 $)
22.39 kr
(2.17 $)
     +73.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.60 kr
(1.03 $)
7.52 kr
(0.73 $)
     -29.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 11.46 kr
(1.11 $)
19.26 kr
(1.87 $)
     +68.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 15.68 kr
(1.52 $)
21.06 kr
(2.04 $)
     +34.3 %
Potato (1 lb) 5.98 kr
(0.58 $)
12.69 kr
(1.23 $)
     +112.3 %
Onion (1 lb) 5.79 kr
(0.56 $)
12.76 kr
(1.24 $)
     +120.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 20.84 kr
(2.02 $)
20.11 kr
(1.95 $)
     -3.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.04 kr
(1.46 $)
19.73 kr
(1.91 $)
     +31.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 99.00 kr
(9.60 $)
133.91 kr
(12.99 $)
     +35.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 18.06 kr
(1.75 $)
27.40 kr
(2.66 $)
     +51.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.42 kr
(1.98 $)
34.32 kr
(3.33 $)
     +68.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 69.00 kr
(6.69 $)
92.67 kr
(8.99 $)
     +34.3 %
Transportation
Sweden Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 kr
(3.40 $)
25.77 kr
(2.50 $)
     -26.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 850.00 kr
(82.46 $)
721.59 kr
(70.00 $)
     -15.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 55.00 kr
(5.34 $)
36.08 kr
(3.50 $)
     -34.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 kr
(3.12 $)
27.83 kr
(2.70 $)
     -13.5 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 551.00 kr
(53.45 $)
309.25 kr
(30.00 $)
     -43.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 76.09 kr
(7.38 $)
39.03 kr
(3.79 $)
     -48.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 247,000.00 kr
(23,961.04 $)
256,359.60 kr
(24,869.00 $)
     +3.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 237,799.68 kr
(23,068.53 $)
238,379.52 kr
(23,124.78 $)
     +0.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 883.94 kr
(85.75 $)
1,867.23 kr
(181.14 $)
     +111.2 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.20 kr
(0.12 $)
1.69 kr
(0.16 $)
     +40.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 310.55 kr
(30.13 $)
712.67 kr
(69.14 $)
     +129.5 %
Sports And Leisure
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 364.43 kr
(35.35 $)
431.09 kr
(41.82 $)
     +18.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 243.26 kr
(23.60 $)
190.42 kr
(18.47 $)
     -21.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 145.00 kr
(14.07 $)
123.70 kr
(12.00 $)
     -14.7 %
Childcare
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,341.42 kr
(130.13 $)
11,989.15 kr
(1,163.05 $)
     +793.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,094.97 kr
(2,725.44 $)
170,438.38 kr
(16,533.93 $)
     +506.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sweden Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 857.13 kr
(83.15 $)
475.58 kr
(46.14 $)
     -44.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 364.37 kr
(35.35 $)
375.18 kr
(36.40 $)
     +3.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 894.21 kr
(86.75 $)
820.64 kr
(79.61 $)
     -8.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,220.39 kr
(118.39 $)
1,133.11 kr
(109.92 $)
     -7.2 %
Rent Per Month
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,114.25 kr
(884.16 $)
17,592.51 kr
(1,706.62 $)
     +93.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,761.22 kr
(655.89 $)
14,213.15 kr
(1,378.79 $)
     +110.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,614.25 kr
(1,417.70 $)
29,370.47 kr
(2,849.18 $)
     +101.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,661.59 kr
(1,034.26 $)
23,132.80 kr
(2,244.07 $)
     +117.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,245.92 kr
(605.91 $)
4,291.40 kr
(416.30 $)
     -31.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,757.51 kr
(364.51 $)
2,900.76 kr
(281.40 $)
     -22.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Sweden Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 27,606.33 kr
(2,678.04 $)
43,037.57 kr
(4,175.00 $)
     +55.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.35 5.37      +128.0 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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