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Cost of Living in Reykjavik

Summary about cost of living in Reykjavik:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,500.00 kr 1,800.00-3,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 14,900.00 kr 8,000.00-20,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,582.06 kr 1,500.00-1,900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,200.00 kr 1,000.00-1,400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 kr 800.00-1,200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 556.03 kr 450.00-650.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 307.40 kr 199.00-490.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 251.86 kr 150.00-350.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 586.74 kr 548.88-643.52
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 357.02 kr 251.78-544.31
Rice (white), (1 lb) 120.43 kr 90.26-251.78
Eggs (regular) (12) 601.11 kr 500.00-700.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 802.78 kr 589.67-1,179.34
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 884.51 kr 725.75-1,043.26
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,250.77 kr 861.83-1,587.58
Apples (1 lb) 125.78 kr 99.79-158.76
Banana (1 lb) 102.91 kr 90.72-125.89
Oranges (1 lb) 132.73 kr 113.40-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 186.30 kr 125.89-272.16
Potato (1 lb) 117.29 kr 63.05-136.08
Onion (1 lb) 93.67 kr 36.29-126.55
Lettuce (1 head) 282.57 kr 125.89-400.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 181.18 kr 125.89-250.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,500.00 kr 2,000.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 336.43 kr 289.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 318.62 kr 229.00-400.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,390.00 kr 1,200.00-1,500.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 460.00 kr 450.00-470.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 12,300.00 kr 12,300.00-12,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 690.00 kr 690.00-780.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 444.18 kr 389.46-709.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,920.00 kr 7,440.00-10,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 847.80 kr 809.70-889.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,500,000.00 kr 3,250,000.00-4,250,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,072,500.00 kr 3,300,000.00-4,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,441.64 kr 7,000.00-19,125.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 20.45 kr 15.00-25.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 7,873.67 kr 5,500.00-10,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,631.09 kr 6,000.00-11,430.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,780.00 kr 3,200.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,550.00 kr 1,400.00-1,700.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 34,584.91 kr 25,963.00-45,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 950,000.00 kr 600,000.00-2,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 13,683.08 kr 7,500.00-19,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,856.33 kr 3,500.00-9,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 17,008.19 kr 12,900.00-22,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 22,596.88 kr 15,000.00-30,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 199,210.53 kr 150,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 162,424.24 kr 120,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 301,527.78 kr 250,000.00-380,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 248,828.57 kr 200,000.00-300,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 54,613.60 kr 46,451.13-74,321.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 41,324.18 kr 36,919.18-50,167.22
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 412,650.26 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.34 5.00-8.00

Prices in Reykjavik

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Last update: July 2019
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4 Comments so far

#Gio on Jul 26, 2018 :
Hello everyone

I have two questions:
1. Do you know any website where I can rent a flat for months?
2. Do you know any website to find basic jobs?

thnx
#Neil Crockett on Jan 25, 2017 :
I have just returned from a 4 day trip. Being going now for 4 years... this year it hurt. The prices have gone through the roof. Pound is weak and krone high. Pint of lager is £8.40. Meal for 6.... only 2 courses and perhaps 3 drinks each.... £484.00. Shops and cafes closing down in reyjavik. Locals are struggling with the cost of living. I won't be going back now. Love the place. Beautiful place to go. Stunning... just can't afford it.
#Roderick on Jan 24, 2017 :
Returned yesterday, and i cant agree with these prices, specially the resturent prices are much more expensive. In town center midpriced restaurant 6.500 Kr for a 3 course menu. And in the foodcellar 9.800 Kr. And Stofan Kaffihus 3.100 Kr for a panini sandwich with smoked salmon. Price busses is now 440 Kr.
#JOSEPH ANTHONY SCHOFIELD on Mar 22, 2016 :
I can't agree with the restaurant prices. We paid much more than quoted for everything only last weekend. 0.5l local beer for
£6? More like £11!