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Cost of Living in Iceland

Cost of living in Iceland is 64.79% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Iceland is 34.75% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,200.00 kr 1,900.00-2,750.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12,000.00 kr 8,500.00-15,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,600.00 kr 1,499.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,100.00 kr 1,000.00-1,200.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 kr 750.00-1,200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 539.69 kr 450.00-650.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 292.67 kr 200.00-400.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 216.77 kr 120.00-300.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 565.67 kr 454.25-798.72
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 298.97 kr 221.81-362.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 167.43 kr 113.40-230.88
Eggs (12) 622.87 kr 450.00-720.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 727.48 kr 612.35-839.15
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 957.88 kr 705.05-1,179.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,341.14 kr 861.83-1,769.01
Apples (1 lb) 147.05 kr 89.81-226.80
Banana (1 lb) 137.65 kr 113.40-187.79
Oranges (1 lb) 145.55 kr 102.97-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 217.38 kr 136.08-317.52
Potato (1 lb) 125.02 kr 90.72-167.38
Onion (1 lb) 82.90 kr 47.63-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 322.43 kr 200.00-400.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 234.63 kr 169.00-350.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,250.00 kr 1,800.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 369.04 kr 300.00-450.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 342.18 kr 290.00-400.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1,300.00 kr 1,200.00-1,460.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 440.00 kr 420.00-450.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 11,750.00 kr 11,000.00-11,750.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 690.00 kr 660.00-790.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 450.62 kr 366.93-527.86
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,440.00 kr 7,020.00-8,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 744.37 kr 711.66-768.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,230,000.00 kr 3,090,000.00-3,440,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,670,500.00 kr 3,180,000.00-3,970,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,947.40 kr 6,181.82-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 20.14 kr 15.00-23.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,333.21 kr 3,990.00-8,900.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,852.59 kr 5,800.00-13,990.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,941.43 kr 1,500.00-4,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,450.00 kr 1,200.00-1,540.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 40,571.00 kr 31,000.00-50,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,400,000.00 kr 2,400,000.00-2,400,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16,681.60 kr 11,390.69-20,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 9,255.22 kr 5,995.00-14,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 19,445.33 kr 15,000.00-24,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 24,416.96 kr 19,995.00-30,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 162,758.49 kr 100,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 129,204.86 kr 85,000.00-170,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 263,714.29 kr 200,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 216,081.08 kr 156,802.00-250,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 45,967.56 kr 37,160.91-55,741.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 33,009.10 kr 26,012.63-40,226.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 294,052.67 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.88 5.00-8.00

Prices in Iceland

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Last update: June 2017
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