Cost of Living in Oslo

Summary of cost of living in Oslo, Norway:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 230.00 kr 150.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,000.00 kr 715.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 127.52 kr 120.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 110.00 kr 76.69-130.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 110.00 kr 85.00-135.00
Cappuccino (regular) 46.76 kr 31.00-65.73
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 37.67 kr 22.00-59.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 26.96 kr 20.00-45.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 83.93 kr 75.71-98.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 30.05 kr 17.01-54.43
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.61 kr 6.80-40.82
Eggs (regular) (12) 46.30 kr 28.60-59.88
Local Cheese (1 lb) 58.53 kr 40.82-90.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 68.72 kr 31.75-97.52
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 136.57 kr 72.57-204.12
Apples (1 lb) 14.76 kr 9.07-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 10.14 kr 8.16-13.15
Oranges (1 lb) 13.75 kr 6.75-26.37
Tomato (1 lb) 22.88 kr 8.62-31.75
Potato (1 lb) 9.64 kr 4.54-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 10.72 kr 6.80-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 26.90 kr 16.00-35.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 20.89 kr 11.00-35.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 155.00 kr 120.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 33.95 kr 28.00-45.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 42.47 kr 35.00-70.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 155.00 kr 149.00-178.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 40.00 kr 40.00-45.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 853.00 kr 850.00-897.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 kr 60.00-150.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 25.34 kr 24.14-35.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 520.00 kr 410.00-600.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 84.20 kr 79.49-94.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 400,000.00 kr 311,350.00-460,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 388,175.00 kr 329,000.00-450,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,848.19 kr 1,000.00-4,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 376.84 kr 249.00-499.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 490.27 kr 289.00-800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 506.35 kr 300.00-750.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 276.15 kr 200.00-400.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 170.00 kr 150.00-240.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,307.50 kr 3,000.00-3,600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 88,074.44 kr 35,320.00-229,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 920.68 kr 495.00-1,350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 484.14 kr 195.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,084.54 kr 619.00-1,600.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,450.00 kr 599.00-2,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 15,341.67 kr 12,500.00-18,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 12,153.85 kr 10,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,236.67 kr 17,600.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 17,769.64 kr 14,200.00-22,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,751.80 kr 7,283.54-11,612.78
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,068.42 kr 4,459.31-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 38,624.42 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.07 1.97-5.54

Prices in Oslo

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Last update: April 2024
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14 Comments so far
Jonny on Dec 15, 2023:
This salary after tax is not correct. Average salary in Oslo is around 35000 NOK. After tax. Before tax is around 50000 nok.
Anna on Feb 14, 2023:
I am just offered a job in Oslo. Tax is about 33% of income and rent with utility will range from 20-30k per month. For a salary around 600k per year you'll have 200k as tax. 33k per month for life. A hybel is cheaper to rent but needs at least 20k so only 13k reminded for eating and clothing and travel. Oslo is hard to live for people without accomodation and emmigrant. Saving is hard. Utmost possible 500 usd per month for the above good salary.
Sztankó Roland on Mar 06, 2022:
Hey!
Can i ask somebody who living in Oslo,Norway how mutch is the salary as a full timer waiter at the dontown?
30.000-31.000 NOK is normal?
If i dont speak norwegian just a little but i speak english well. Thankjou
Pale Rider on Jan 25, 2022:
I don't know where do you collect these prices,I am long time member(not registered by now) and am I living over 20 years in Norway I have been visiting over 60 countries and always used this website and gave honest and truthfully information about cost of living in any city/country I was with a shopping or rental bill copy, so you can have reliable information and reports for your customers such as myself as well, but today I see your cost of living reports here are way too old,such prices either no longer relative or are before pandemic. all prices worldwide has been dramatically raised up so also at least the 5 countries I was living for short terms in last two years such as, China, Cambodia, Germany, Ukraine, and Norway. I am currently still living in Oslo but at the beginning of March travel to Asia again and willing to send you my reports if interested. Best wishes for the website and those who are using it . To my opinion is still one of the most reliable cost of living website relatively speaking. Pale Rider (John Robert)
Sohail on Sep 12, 2021:
How much money do you need to live in Oslo?? Any idea??
Anonymous on Sep 10, 2021:
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Kate moore on Jun 18, 2021:
I contacted Christ for help and his agency services is really great I’m glad I meant him my moving in to Oslo was very easy and smooth with his help
jackie on Apr 17, 2021:
hello, we are moving to oslo later this year. we are taking norwegian classes now. i am trying to understand how to get a loan for a car that my husband need. been reading this https://lanfordeg.no/soke-billan/ and wondering what documentation the banks need to issue it, thx
Wesley on Sep 19, 2020:
The one way ticket for a bus is $.75 in Lubbock.
Lucy Blake on Aug 04, 2020:
@johnny... in which dimension you live ??
A hot dog in the gas station is like 59 NOK
Any meal in a asian restaurant.. the crappiest thai or viet dish cost you at least 175 - 200NOK

For more refined asian like japanese or korean the price goes up to 300nok not including a drink

Meal in a Norwegian restaurant is 300-500 for a main entree
Jonny on Jul 27, 2020:
Info is not correct!!!

Domestic beer 0,5 liter can be as cheap as 22 NOK if you buy the cheap brands; Seidel/Pokal/Bare øl. Other brands like Ringnes and Aass costs about 26 NOK.

You can get a meal in a cheap restaurant for 100 NOK or less:

Kebab = 60-80 NOK

Meal in asian restaurant = 80-160 NOK

McDonald's cheeseburger = 12 NOK (takeaway)

Meal in norwegian restaurant = 100-200 NOK, 125-160 is normal price.

Rent in city center can be much cheaper than 12.000 per month. 8000-10.000 is more normal.
Jonny on Jul 27, 2020:
Some INFO is not correct!!!

You can get a meal in a cheap restaurant for 100 NOK or less:

Kebab = 60-80 NOK

Meal in asian restaurant = 80-160 NOK

McDonald's cheeseburger = 12 NOK (takeaway)

Meal norwegian restaurant = 100-200 NOK
Anonymous on May 22, 2020:
i saw the comments and want to mention one important rule of norway

if you are a foreigner and not protected by norwegian law like local norwegian citizen dont think that local behaves you equally. when they learn that you are a foreigner and not judged by norwegian laws they are doing everything they can to not to pay you or get everything they can. for example you will probably not get your salaries or full salaries or when you rent someplace at oslo landlord will probably charge you extra for everything you are not responsible of. norway is not a multi national place and people not behaving you as international standarts. before going there be sure that you have all the legal rights and enough income to live properly. my old norwegian boss did noy pay my salaries and when i go to the lawyer he/she asked 3000NOK per hour for every hour he/she worked for me without expenses and because of foreigner status maybe i have %50 chance to win the case.

so be sure that you have all the elements for norway.
Anonymous on Apr 11, 2020:
The Norwegian taxes are pretty decent "Norway has a corporate tax rate of 24%. Companies that operate under VAT have to pay tax on purchases at 25%. Certain services, like those related to foodstuffs and beverages, benefit from a 15% VAT rate." source: http://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/norway/business/company-formation/