Cost of Living in Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Sweden:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.28 £ 6.68-14.84
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 59.38 £ 40.08-89.07
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.42 £ 6.68-8.91
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.57 £ 3.71-6.68
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.20 £ 4.08-6.68
Cappuccino (regular) 3.17 £ 1.71-4.45
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 £ 1.11-2.89
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £ 1.11-2.23
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.51 £ 3.37-6.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.95 £ 1.18-2.90
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.21 £ 0.67-1.58
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.07 £ 2.08-4.01
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.92 £ 2.69-6.73
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.05 £ 2.36-5.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.86 £ 3.37-10.10
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £ 0.54-1.35
Banana (1 lb) 0.88 £ 0.67-1.18
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 £ 0.64-1.52
Tomato (1 lb) 1.53 £ 0.79-2.19
Potato (1 lb) 0.54 £ 0.37-0.74
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 £ 0.40-0.94
Lettuce (1 head) 1.67 £ 1.11-2.97
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.10 £ 0.67-1.86
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.42 £ 5.57-11.13
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.49 £ 1.04-2.23
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 £ 0.96-2.23
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.20 £ 4.75-5.94
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.60 £ 2.08-3.12
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 61.98 £ 46.32-75.71
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.53 £ 3.64-7.42
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.39 £ 1.58-5.85
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.79 £ 30.43-53.44
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.46 £ 5.07-6.18
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,935.29 £ 18,556.06-22,935.29
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,136.45 £ 21,525.03-24,150.71
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 83.52 £ 38.82-185.56
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 21.37 £ 11.13-25.98
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.32 £ 14.84-37.11
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.71 £ 18.56-44.46
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.48 £ 13.36-29.69
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11.13 £ 9.65-16.33
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104.70 £ 74.22-124.70
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,911.46 £ 371.12-5,937.94
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.43 £ 29.62-89.07
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.81 £ 14.84-44.53
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.36 £ 40.82-96.49
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.30 £ 51.96-148.45
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 748.62 £ 519.57-1,336.04
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 537.41 £ 371.12-890.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,158.32 £ 816.47-2,226.73
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 887.28 £ 630.91-1,558.71
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 389.13 £ 198.59-724.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 240.87 £ 137.91-413.74
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,223.34 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.69 3.50-5.00

Prices in Sweden

This country had 7813 entries in the past 12 months by 881 different contributors.
Last update: June 2024
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

By City in Sweden

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Stockholm 65.6 33.2 49.9 63.7 60.9 117.3
Malmo 62.4 19.4 41.7 66.9 52.8 117.6
Uppsala 61.4 19.3 41.1 62.6 54.3 97.8
Gothenburg 61.0 23.1 42.7 61.4 54.9 123.1
Lund 60.8 19.2 40.7 58.9 54.7 131.4
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