Cost of Living in Sweden

Cost of living in Sweden is 4.88% higher than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Sweden is, on average, 33.46% lower than in United States.

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.39 $ 9.11-19.36
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 74.03 $ 51.25-113.89
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.11 $ 8.43-10.25
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.74 $ 5.69-9.11
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.40 $ 5.69-9.68
Cappuccino (regular) 4.23 $ 2.28-5.91
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.26 $ 1.37-3.42
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 $ 1.37-2.85
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.94 $ 3.88-6.47
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.27 $ 1.29-3.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.31 $ 0.77-1.86
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.25 $ 2.05-4.21
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $ 3.36-7.75
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.84 $ 2.07-7.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.16 $ 4.13-12.92
Apples (1 lb) 1.37 $ 0.77-2.01
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 $ 0.77-1.55
Oranges (1 lb) 1.33 $ 0.77-2.07
Tomato (1 lb) 1.53 $ 0.77-2.07
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.36-1.00
Onion (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.43-1.24
Lettuce (1 head) 2.09 $ 1.14-3.19
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.58 $ 1.01-2.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.42 $ 7.97-15.95
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.92 $ 1.25-2.85
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.13 $ 1.48-3.42
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.40 $ 6.83-8.54
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.42 $ 2.85-5.13
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 91.11 $ 62.64-110.48
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.69 $ 5.13-11.39
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.12 $ 2.38-5.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 59.79 $ 45.56-82.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.69 $ 6.04-7.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,056.49 $ 22,778.63-28,473.29
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,312.03 $ 22,664.74-27,334.35
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 82.47 $ 45.56-170.84
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.06-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 33.81 $ 22.78-45.56
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.67 $ 22.78-57.29
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.29 $ 17.08-35.12
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.81 $ 13.67-17.65
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 153.56 $ 113.89-205.01
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,338.71 $ 0.00-25,204.55
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 97.08 $ 45.56-136.67
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.52 $ 22.78-68.22
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 99.56 $ 68.22-147.95
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.45 $ 68.34-227.79
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 933.50 $ 569.47-1,594.50
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 677.11 $ 455.57-1,138.93
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,501.16 $ 1,025.04-2,391.76
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,097.85 $ 797.25-1,708.40
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 551.83 $ 275.10-1,058.09
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 356.28 $ 187.28-687.76
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,835.98 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.76 1.50-3.50

Prices in Sweden

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Last update: October 2020
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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 82.52 40.16 62.22 72.92 83.42 83.27
Uppsala 81.88 27.79 55.96 75.56 77.55 77.55
Lund 76.86 28.56 53.72 68.55 86.66 111.11
Gothenburg 75.96 33.47 55.60 66.33 82.57 87.26
Malmo 73.98 27.31 51.62 67.61 72.58 90.34
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