Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Sweden Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Sweden are 14.5% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sweden are 28.7% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Sweden are 52.4% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sweden are 11.9% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sweden are 23.7% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sweden is 13.4% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Sweden Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 17.00 $
(180.31 kr)
11.31 $
(120.00 kr)
     -33.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 $
(742.45 kr)
75.43 $
(800.00 kr)
     +7.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(100.76 kr)
8.49 $
(90.00 kr)
     -10.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $
(53.03 kr)
6.60 $
(70.00 kr)
     +32.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.50 $
(68.94 kr)
6.60 $
(70.00 kr)
     +1.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.65 $
(49.33 kr)
3.75 $
(39.78 kr)
     -19.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.29 $
(24.31 kr)
1.88 $
(19.99 kr)
     -17.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $
(19.21 kr)
1.72 $
(18.28 kr)
     -4.9 %
Markets
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(40.90 kr)
4.70 $
(49.86 kr)
     +21.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.95 $
(31.25 kr)
2.12 $
(22.44 kr)
     -28.2 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.88 $
(19.91 kr)
1.12 $
(11.88 kr)
     -40.3 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.96 $
(42.02 kr)
3.11 $
(33.00 kr)
     -21.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.28 $
(56.05 kr)
4.03 $
(42.73 kr)
     -23.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.37 $
(56.99 kr)
4.19 $
(44.46 kr)
     -22.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.79 $
(72.07 kr)
7.14 $
(75.75 kr)
     +5.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.18 $
(23.11 kr)
1.21 $
(12.88 kr)
     -44.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 $
(7.73 kr)
1.00 $
(10.62 kr)
     +37.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.87 $
(19.84 kr)
1.08 $
(11.48 kr)
     -42.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.05 $
(21.74 kr)
1.50 $
(15.88 kr)
     -26.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.24 $
(13.10 kr)
0.57 $
(6.00 kr)
     -54.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.24 $
(13.15 kr)
0.55 $
(5.83 kr)
     -55.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.96 $
(20.74 kr)
1.97 $
(20.86 kr)
     +0.6 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $
(20.37 kr)
1.43 $
(15.12 kr)
     -25.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 $
(137.88 kr)
9.33 $
(99.00 kr)
     -28.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.67 $
(28.31 kr)
1.72 $
(18.21 kr)
     -35.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.33 $
(35.29 kr)
1.94 $
(20.55 kr)
     -41.8 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.99 $
(95.35 kr)
6.51 $
(69.00 kr)
     -27.6 %
Transportation
United States Edit Sweden Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.52 kr)
3.30 $
(35.00 kr)
     +32.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $
(742.45 kr)
80.14 $
(850.00 kr)
     +14.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(37.12 kr)
5.19 $
(55.00 kr)
     +48.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $
(28.64 kr)
3.03 $
(32.19 kr)
     +12.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(318.19 kr)
52.04 $
(552.00 kr)
     +73.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(40.11 kr)
7.22 $
(76.54 kr)
     +90.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
(265,161.60 kr)
23,570.53 $
(250,000.00 kr)
     -5.7 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,206.62 $
(246,140.22 kr)
22,554.71 $
(239,225.68 kr)
     -2.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.89 $
(1,929.21 kr)
83.79 $
(888.67 kr)
     -53.9 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(1.75 kr)
0.11 $
(1.22 kr)
     -30.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 69.31 $
(735.12 kr)
29.11 $
(308.72 kr)
     -58.0 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.87 $
(444.14 kr)
34.56 $
(366.60 kr)
     -17.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.44 $
(195.57 kr)
23.40 $
(248.17 kr)
     +26.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.00 $
(127.28 kr)
13.67 $
(145.00 kr)
     +13.9 %
Childcare
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,164.71 $
(12,353.47 kr)
127.58 $
(1,353.19 kr)
     -89.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,573.95 $
(175,790.98 kr)
2,648.85 $
(28,094.97 kr)
     -84.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Sweden Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.28 $
(490.89 kr)
81.37 $
(863.05 kr)
     +75.8 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.45 $
(386.62 kr)
34.81 $
(369.17 kr)
     -4.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.95 $
(847.95 kr)
85.30 $
(904.77 kr)
     +6.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.23 $
(1,169.12 kr)
115.56 $
(1,225.69 kr)
     +4.8 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,705.55 $
(18,089.82 kr)
859.20 $
(9,113.05 kr)
     -49.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,375.57 $
(14,589.91 kr)
642.18 $
(6,811.30 kr)
     -53.3 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,841.09 $
(30,133.93 kr)
1,387.50 $
(14,716.47 kr)
     -51.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,242.72 $
(23,787.31 kr)
1,000.79 $
(10,614.90 kr)
     -55.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 417.69 $
(4,430.21 kr)
583.38 $
(6,187.56 kr)
     +39.7 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 281.90 $
(2,989.95 kr)
348.04 $
(3,691.43 kr)
     +23.5 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Sweden Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,183.65 $
(44,373.74 kr)
2,583.74 $
(27,404.30 kr)
     -38.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.37 2.39      -55.6 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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