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Cost of Living in Sweden

Cost of living in Sweden is 3.92% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sweden is 37.92% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.40 € 7.99-13.17
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 56.42 € 42.32-75.23
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.52 € 6.49-8.46
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.11 € 5.17-7.05
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.02 € 4.70-7.05
Cappuccino (regular) 3.34 € 2.72-4.23
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.86 € 0.94-2.82
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.63 € 0.94-2.35
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 € 3.20-4.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.90 € 1.33-2.56
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.64-1.49
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.60 € 1.92-3.39
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.60 € 2.99-4.69
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.02 € 2.77-5.12
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.12 € 3.80-8.91
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 € 0.77-1.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.92 € 0.72-1.15
Oranges (1 lb) 1.03 € 0.68-1.28
Tomato (1 lb) 1.23 € 0.85-1.71
Potato (1 lb) 0.45 € 0.34-0.64
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 € 0.34-0.77
Lettuce (1 head) 1.76 € 1.22-2.35
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.31 € 0.94-1.88
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.46 € 7.43-10.34
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.53 € 1.13-2.28
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 € 1.22-2.35
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.07 € 5.64-6.30
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.82 € 2.35-3.76
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 74.29 € 51.72-83.69
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.61 € 3.76-6.58
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.42 € 2.06-3.63
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 48.90 € 40.44-52.66
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.51 € 5.09-5.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,807.56 € 17,773.14-22,098.88
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,706.47 € 15,986.42-22,559.67
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 66.72 € 36.89-133.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 € 0.05-0.19
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.49 € 18.81-37.62
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32.14 € 18.81-47.02
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.13 € 11.28-32.91
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.22 € 11.28-14.11
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 126.90 € 94.04-141.06
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,918.94 € 0.00-9,403.78
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 80.33 € 47.02-103.35
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.63 € 23.51-47.02
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.14 € 56.42-112.85
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.76 € 75.23-169.27
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 757.64 € 470.19-1,222.49
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 545.68 € 338.54-940.38
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,205.51 € 846.34-1,880.76
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 893.55 € 630.05-1,410.57
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 492.27 € 235.88-856.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 297.91 € 152.89-515.44
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,281.94 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.99 0.18-0.32

Prices in Sweden

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Last update: September 2019
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