Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Sweden Reverse

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Cost of Living in Sweden is 15.0% lower than in United States (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Sweden is 27.2% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Sweden are 49.6% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sweden are 18.0% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sweden are 18.0% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sweden is 13.5% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Sweden Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(209.84 kr)
11.91 $
(125.00 kr)
     -40.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(786.91 kr)
76.25 $
(800.00 kr)
     +1.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 $
(115.41 kr)
9.53 $
(100.00 kr)
     -13.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(62.95 kr)
7.15 $
(75.00 kr)
     +19.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(73.44 kr)
6.67 $
(70.00 kr)
     -4.7 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.12 $
(53.68 kr)
4.08 $
(42.80 kr)
     -20.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(26.15 kr)
2.27 $
(23.80 kr)
     -9.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $
(21.53 kr)
2.02 $
(21.19 kr)
     -1.6 %
Markets
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $
(41.85 kr)
5.80 $
(60.85 kr)
     +45.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.24 $
(33.95 kr)
2.50 $
(26.23 kr)
     -22.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.05 $
(21.52 kr)
1.56 $
(16.33 kr)
     -24.1 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.67 $
(38.51 kr)
3.94 $
(41.29 kr)
     +7.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.82 $
(61.06 kr)
5.03 $
(52.73 kr)
     -13.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.46 $
(57.25 kr)
5.21 $
(54.67 kr)
     -4.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.26 $
(76.13 kr)
7.48 $
(78.49 kr)
     +3.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.40 $
(25.20 kr)
1.28 $
(13.43 kr)
     -46.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(7.99 kr)
1.13 $
(11.84 kr)
     +48.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(21.37 kr)
1.31 $
(13.72 kr)
     -35.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 $
(23.31 kr)
1.97 $
(20.63 kr)
     -11.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 $
(14.16 kr)
0.69 $
(7.25 kr)
     -48.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(14.48 kr)
0.76 $
(7.96 kr)
     -45.0 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(22.67 kr)
2.15 $
(22.58 kr)
     -0.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(22.97 kr)
1.41 $
(14.80 kr)
     -35.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(157.38 kr)
9.53 $
(100.00 kr)
     -36.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $
(18.79 kr)
1.90 $
(19.96 kr)
     +6.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.51 $
(36.81 kr)
2.01 $
(21.11 kr)
     -42.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(104.92 kr)
6.67 $
(70.00 kr)
     -33.3 %
Transportation
United States Edit Sweden Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.23 kr)
3.34 $
(35.00 kr)
     +33.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(755.43 kr)
79.58 $
(835.00 kr)
     +10.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.52 $
(36.93 kr)
5.81 $
(61.00 kr)
     +65.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(29.38 kr)
3.07 $
(32.19 kr)
     +9.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(314.76 kr)
56.23 $
(590.00 kr)
     +87.4 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(38.25 kr)
7.01 $
(73.54 kr)
     +92.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,362.50 $
(350,042.12 kr)
29,450.78 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -11.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,104.68 $
(273,892.47 kr)
29,709.08 $
(311,710.13 kr)
     +13.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.52 $
(2,145.80 kr)
107.23 $
(1,125.05 kr)
     -47.6 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.06 $
(556.71 kr)
27.36 $
(287.07 kr)
     -48.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.58 $
(740.57 kr)
31.16 $
(326.89 kr)
     -55.9 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.76 $
(490.58 kr)
36.98 $
(388.03 kr)
     -20.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.89 $
(229.63 kr)
25.01 $
(262.37 kr)
     +14.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(146.89 kr)
14.30 $
(150.00 kr)
     +2.1 %
Childcare
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,382.36 $
(14,503.84 kr)
134.80 $
(1,414.34 kr)
     -90.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,473.36 $
(235,792.36 kr)
2,454.46 $
(25,752.44 kr)
     -89.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Sweden Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.14 $
(547.02 kr)
84.01 $
(881.44 kr)
     +61.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.74 $
(448.41 kr)
36.98 $
(388.04 kr)
     -13.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.59 $
(929.53 kr)
89.05 $
(934.32 kr)
     +0.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.12 $
(1,197.35 kr)
126.22 $
(1,324.35 kr)
     +10.6 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,756.72 $
(18,431.69 kr)
968.83 $
(10,165.05 kr)
     -44.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,444.39 $
(15,154.65 kr)
693.39 $
(7,275.09 kr)
     -52.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,946.70 $
(30,917.05 kr)
1,494.69 $
(15,682.40 kr)
     -49.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,390.31 $
(25,079.33 kr)
1,144.41 $
(12,007.26 kr)
     -52.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 312.15 $
(3,275.12 kr)
505.67 $
(5,305.58 kr)
     +62.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 253.46 $
(2,659.29 kr)
312.51 $
(3,278.87 kr)
     +23.3 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,522.80 $
(47,453.62 kr)
2,847.03 $
(29,871.23 kr)
     -37.1 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 4.69      -28.6 %
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