Cost of Living Comparison Between Sweden and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 6.85% lower than in Sweden (without rent)
Rent Prices in United States are 48.30% higher than in Sweden
Restaurant Prices in United States are 8.78% lower than in Sweden
Groceries Prices in United States are 1.11% higher than in Sweden
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 14.87% higher than in Sweden
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Restaurants
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 100.00 kr
(11.63 $)
128.97 kr
(15.00 $)
     +28.97 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 665.00 kr
(77.34 $)
472.91 kr
(55.00 $)
     -28.89 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 kr
(9.30 $)
68.79 kr
(8.00 $)
     -14.02 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 66.50 kr
(7.73 $)
42.99 kr
(5.00 $)
     -35.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 65.00 kr
(7.56 $)
51.59 kr
(6.00 $)
     -20.63 %
Cappuccino (regular) 37.14 kr
(4.32 $)
36.60 kr
(4.26 $)
     -1.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.84 kr
(2.31 $)
16.25 kr
(1.89 $)
     -18.08 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 17.06 kr
(1.98 $)
13.22 kr
(1.54 $)
     -22.51 %
Markets
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 43.28 kr
(5.03 $)
27.70 kr
(3.22 $)
     -36.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 19.99 kr
(2.32 $)
21.21 kr
(2.47 $)
     +6.11 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.67 kr
(1.36 $)
15.65 kr
(1.82 $)
     +34.05 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 28.45 kr
(3.31 $)
20.06 kr
(2.33 $)
     -29.50 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 39.03 kr
(4.54 $)
43.15 kr
(5.02 $)
     +10.55 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 41.58 kr
(4.84 $)
35.41 kr
(4.12 $)
     -14.85 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 72.40 kr
(8.42 $)
48.58 kr
(5.65 $)
     -32.91 %
Apples (1 lb) 11.97 kr
(1.39 $)
17.84 kr
(2.08 $)
     +49.04 %
Banana (1 lb) 10.02 kr
(1.17 $)
6.10 kr
(0.71 $)
     -39.14 %
Oranges (1 lb) 11.75 kr
(1.37 $)
15.74 kr
(1.83 $)
     +33.90 %
Tomato (1 lb) 13.51 kr
(1.57 $)
16.71 kr
(1.94 $)
     +23.68 %
Potato (1 lb) 5.22 kr
(0.61 $)
10.36 kr
(1.20 $)
     +98.48 %
Onion (1 lb) 5.92 kr
(0.69 $)
10.31 kr
(1.20 $)
     +74.16 %
Lettuce (1 head) 18.29 kr
(2.13 $)
14.00 kr
(1.63 $)
     -23.45 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.76 kr
(1.60 $)
15.59 kr
(1.81 $)
     +13.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 kr
(10.47 $)
103.18 kr
(12.00 $)
     +14.64 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 16.68 kr
(1.94 $)
20.83 kr
(2.42 $)
     +24.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.81 kr
(2.19 $)
25.48 kr
(2.96 $)
     +35.43 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 65.00 kr
(7.56 $)
68.79 kr
(8.00 $)
     +5.83 %
Transportation
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 kr
(3.49 $)
19.35 kr
(2.25 $)
     -35.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 800.00 kr
(93.04 $)
601.88 kr
(70.00 $)
     -24.76 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 kr
(5.82 $)
27.94 kr
(3.25 $)
     -44.11 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 28.35 kr
(3.30 $)
23.22 kr
(2.70 $)
     -18.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 525.00 kr
(61.06 $)
257.95 kr
(30.00 $)
     -50.87 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 58.63 kr
(6.82 $)
22.23 kr
(2.59 $)
     -62.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 220,000.00 kr
(25,586.48 $)
197,760.69 kr
(23,000.00 $)
     -10.11 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 214,127.81 kr
(24,903.53 $)
184,459.33 kr
(21,453.02 $)
     -13.86 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 734.27 kr
(85.40 $)
1,394.83 kr
(162.22 $)
     +89.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.20 kr
(0.14 $)
1.17 kr
(0.14 $)
     -2.35 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 295.01 kr
(34.31 $)
561.34 kr
(65.28 $)
     +90.28 %
Sports And Leisure
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 346.11 kr
(40.25 $)
321.28 kr
(37.37 $)
     -7.17 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 223.61 kr
(26.01 $)
136.35 kr
(15.86 $)
     -39.03 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 130.00 kr
(15.12 $)
103.18 kr
(12.00 $)
     -20.63 %
Childcare
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,346.40 kr
(156.59 $)
8,099.80 kr
(942.02 $)
     +501.59 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,189.22 kr
(2,696.96 $)
139,188.39 kr
(16,187.91 $)
     +500.23 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 849.12 kr
(98.75 $)
378.70 kr
(44.04 $)
     -55.40 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 354.69 kr
(41.25 $)
305.74 kr
(35.56 $)
     -13.80 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 876.90 kr
(101.99 $)
652.70 kr
(75.91 $)
     -25.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,181.83 kr
(137.45 $)
826.84 kr
(96.16 $)
     -30.04 %
Rent Per Month
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,083.97 kr
(940.18 $)
11,610.10 kr
(1,350.28 $)
     +43.62 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,884.93 kr
(684.43 $)
9,311.76 kr
(1,082.98 $)
     +58.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,050.98 kr
(1,517.86 $)
18,600.54 kr
(2,163.28 $)
     +42.52 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,593.97 kr
(1,115.80 $)
14,776.16 kr
(1,718.50 $)
     +54.02 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,864.07 kr
(565.70 $)
2,512.97 kr
(292.26 $)
     -48.34 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,092.90 kr
(359.71 $)
1,668.31 kr
(194.03 $)
     -46.06 %
Salaries And Financing
Sweden[ Edit ] United States[ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 24,954.66 kr
(2,902.28 $)
30,599.62 kr
(3,558.80 $)
     +22.62 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.74 4.18      +52.62 %
Last update: November 2020November 2020
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