Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Sweden Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Sweden are 12.2% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sweden are 26.8% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Sweden are 51.2% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sweden are 8.7% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sweden are 21.7% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sweden is 12.4% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Sweden Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(175.24 kr)
11.64 $
(120.00 kr)
     -31.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(721.59 kr)
77.61 $
(800.00 kr)
     +10.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.99 $
(92.67 kr)
8.63 $
(89.00 kr)
     -4.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(51.54 kr)
6.79 $
(70.00 kr)
     +35.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $
(61.85 kr)
6.79 $
(70.00 kr)
     +13.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.64 $
(47.83 kr)
3.86 $
(39.83 kr)
     -16.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(23.61 kr)
1.95 $
(20.07 kr)
     -15.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(18.68 kr)
1.76 $
(18.15 kr)
     -2.9 %
Markets
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.85 $
(39.68 kr)
4.80 $
(49.48 kr)
     +24.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.94 $
(30.31 kr)
2.15 $
(22.13 kr)
     -27.0 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $
(19.33 kr)
1.14 $
(11.76 kr)
     -39.2 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.89 $
(40.13 kr)
3.18 $
(32.80 kr)
     -18.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.27 $
(54.31 kr)
4.08 $
(42.03 kr)
     -22.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.38 $
(55.43 kr)
4.26 $
(43.92 kr)
     -20.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.79 $
(70.03 kr)
7.35 $
(75.79 kr)
     +8.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.17 $
(22.39 kr)
1.25 $
(12.88 kr)
     -42.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(7.52 kr)
1.03 $
(10.60 kr)
     +41.0 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $
(19.26 kr)
1.11 $
(11.46 kr)
     -40.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.04 $
(21.06 kr)
1.52 $
(15.68 kr)
     -25.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.23 $
(12.69 kr)
0.58 $
(5.98 kr)
     -52.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $
(12.76 kr)
0.56 $
(5.79 kr)
     -54.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.95 $
(20.11 kr)
2.02 $
(20.84 kr)
     +3.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $
(19.73 kr)
1.46 $
(15.04 kr)
     -23.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.99 $
(133.91 kr)
9.60 $
(99.00 kr)
     -26.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.66 $
(27.40 kr)
1.75 $
(18.06 kr)
     -34.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(34.32 kr)
1.98 $
(20.42 kr)
     -40.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.99 $
(92.67 kr)
6.69 $
(69.00 kr)
     -25.5 %
Transportation
United States Edit Sweden Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(25.77 kr)
3.40 $
(35.00 kr)
     +35.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(721.59 kr)
82.46 $
(850.00 kr)
     +17.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(36.08 kr)
5.34 $
(55.00 kr)
     +52.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(27.83 kr)
3.12 $
(32.19 kr)
     +15.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(309.25 kr)
53.45 $
(551.00 kr)
     +78.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.79 $
(39.03 kr)
7.38 $
(76.09 kr)
     +94.9 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,869.00 $
(256,359.60 kr)
23,961.04 $
(247,000.00 kr)
     -3.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,124.78 $
(238,379.52 kr)
23,068.53 $
(237,799.68 kr)
     -0.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.14 $
(1,867.24 kr)
85.75 $
(883.94 kr)
     -52.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(1.69 kr)
0.12 $
(1.20 kr)
     -28.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.14 $
(712.67 kr)
30.13 $
(310.55 kr)
     -56.4 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.80 $
(430.89 kr)
35.35 $
(364.43 kr)
     -15.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.47 $
(190.42 kr)
23.60 $
(243.26 kr)
     +27.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(123.70 kr)
14.07 $
(145.00 kr)
     +17.2 %
Childcare
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,163.05 $
(11,989.15 kr)
130.13 $
(1,341.42 kr)
     -88.8 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,533.93 $
(170,438.38 kr)
2,725.44 $
(28,094.97 kr)
     -83.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Sweden Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.14 $
(475.64 kr)
83.15 $
(857.13 kr)
     +80.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.40 $
(375.18 kr)
35.35 $
(364.37 kr)
     -2.9 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.61 $
(820.64 kr)
86.75 $
(894.21 kr)
     +9.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.92 $
(1,133.11 kr)
118.39 $
(1,220.39 kr)
     +7.7 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,706.95 $
(17,595.88 kr)
884.16 $
(9,114.25 kr)
     -48.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,378.93 $
(14,214.54 kr)
655.89 $
(6,761.22 kr)
     -52.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,848.93 $
(29,367.91 kr)
1,417.70 $
(14,614.25 kr)
     -50.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,244.35 $
(23,135.62 kr)
1,034.26 $
(10,661.59 kr)
     -53.9 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 416.30 $
(4,291.40 kr)
605.91 $
(6,245.92 kr)
     +45.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.40 $
(2,900.79 kr)
364.51 $
(3,757.51 kr)
     +29.5 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,174.06 $
(43,027.86 kr)
2,678.04 $
(27,606.33 kr)
     -35.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.37 2.35      -56.1 %
Last update: January 2023January 2023
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