Cost of Living in Stavanger

Summary about cost of living in Stavanger:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 190.00 kr 140.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 900.00 kr 600.00-1,300.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 110.00 kr 90.00-130.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 82.50 kr 70.00-90.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 79.50 kr 60.00-95.00
Cappuccino (regular) 43.46 kr 35.00-60.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 31.53 kr 20.00-40.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 25.93 kr 18.00-32.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 60.57 kr 53.00-71.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 19.23 kr 9.07-31.75
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.52 kr 8.16-14.06
Eggs (regular) (12) 34.75 kr 30.00-40.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46.59 kr 34.02-68.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 52.45 kr 40.82-61.69
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 109.62 kr 68.04-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 11.61 kr 9.07-15.88
Banana (1 lb) 11.34 kr 9.07-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 10.70 kr 6.80-13.15
Tomato (1 lb) 14.51 kr 9.07-27.22
Potato (1 lb) 8.92 kr 6.80-10.43
Onion (1 lb) 7.64 kr 4.54-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 20.17 kr 16.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 19.75 kr 13.00-22.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 140.00 kr 100.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 31.56 kr 25.00-39.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 34.10 kr 25.00-45.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 110.00 kr 95.00-120.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 36.00 kr 35.00-45.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 kr 700.00-700.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 140.00 kr 120.00-150.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 24.33 kr 24.09-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 444.70 kr 427.00-528.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 55.83 kr 50.19-60.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 290,500.00 kr 270,000.00-325,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 334,000.00 kr 315,000.00-380,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,398.32 kr 750.00-2,125.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.92 kr 0.85-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 424.87 kr 200.00-600.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 453.43 kr 350.00-550.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 283.33 kr 150.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 130.00 kr 120.00-150.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,908.33 kr 2,500.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 26,500.00 kr 21,240.00-90,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 870.47 kr 700.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 444.22 kr 300.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 883.17 kr 699.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,273.53 kr 900.00-1,600.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,250.00 kr 7,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,246.15 kr 5,000.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,250.00 kr 14,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,875.00 kr 12,000.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,525.67 kr 3,716.09-6,503.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,534.27 kr 2,972.87-4,738.02
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 30,600.00 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.55 2.00-3.20

Prices in Stavanger

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Last update: March 2018
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10 Comments so far

#David on Feb 12, 2018 :
I thought I'd add a comment to maybe balance out the views of living in Stavanger.

I have been living in Stavanger now for 6 months. It is expensive certainly, but let's look into this.

Prices in Stavanger are high, but it's all relative. Chances are if you are thinking of moving here then you have been offered a decent job. Your salary will be relative to the living costs in the city or the surrounding area.

Keep your eyes open when shopping around the rental market. Landlords will try to take advantage of the high turnover of expats lost in a new country. Check for damp in basement flats. Visit many places. Don't be afraid to negotiate. Make sure tv and internet is included. Make sure the kitchen has good appliances.

Also, it's now a good time to buy in Stavanger. It's a buyers market. I am renting at the minute, but considering buying in the next 12 months.

Electricity is the winter will be approx. 1500kr p/m (including heating). But it will drop once you get to May. My average electricity bill in the summer months was 400kr.

Dining out, getting a coffee, grabbing lunch, or having a drink is expensive. So just save it for special occasions. Grab some alcohol at the airport. Buy a coffee maker. Take a matpakke to work.

Do your shopping in different stores. Rema and Coop Extra are my main go-to for most of my groceries. Meny is more expensive, but I do like to buy my meat and fish there.

Cars are expensive to run. But public transport is incredibly dependable and affordable. Again, if you are coming to work, you should be able to get a HjemJobbHjem discount card through your company. This will save you 300kr per month on a monthly ticket for the buses, trains, and ferries. I think it is 515 kr per month now in 2018.

Stavanger has wonderful hiking trails and is a very outdoorsy place. You will walk more. you might even take up running or cycling. Your physical health will improve here.

So it is very possible to have a decent life in Stavanger. It will take time to adapt to a new way of life but the people I've met have been incredibly welcoming and supportive and friendly.

And finally, learn Norsk. Not only will it help you settle, but a language also reveals a lot about a society and culture.

Good luck.
#Sara on Jan 02, 2018 :
And furthermore, with two children if you want a decent life and have a car, want to go out and eat, have gym membership or other, you will need to take home at least 40,000kr a month after tax. Electricity cost if you like to be warm is 2000kr per month. TV/internet with Lyse is 1000kr per month. Water 1000kr per month, mobiles x 2 is 800kr per month. Petrol is 16kr per litre so average full tank cost per month will be around 3000kr or more if your driving 25 kilometre a day or exploring. Car tax 2800kr per year. Insurance for home and car is 10,000kr per year or more. I rented a house of 150sqm. 13,000kr per month rent, 2600kr per month electricity, 987 oper month water, 500kr per month refuse cost, and these were the actual costs. All in all with going out and having a life, I needed 35,000kr per month to have a decent life. A beer in a pub will cost you 95kr and more if its a nightclub. A pizza at the cheapest place will cost 157kr. A one disheach chinese with a coke each will cost 600kr. A steak with starter and dessert and wine, no change from 2000kr. If you want to go skiing a weekend up the mountain, ensure you have 3000kr spare for the day if you want to rent gear and eat.
#Sara on Jan 02, 2018 :
Apartments and homes in Norway in general are small. Average 2 bedroom apartment in Stavanger is 60sqm and it will cost you 1000 pounds or more per month. If your lucky, you can get one larger. The standards are bad. You will get a small wall with a cooker, fridge and some cabinets. Your living space will be in the kitchen. 2 small single bedrooms is normal. Norwegians live in very small spaces and they expect you to rent their dark dingy basements for large amounts of money. As said, if your lucky, you can find a good place but not in the city, further out. So be prepared to live in one room and only single bedrooms. Its not great.
#Anders on Dec 09, 2017 :
Three-course meals is abnormal for Norwegians to order. We start directly in to main-course. Dessert is more common than starter but still rear. We save the penny for a pint, or a cup of coffe at the nearby cafe later on.
#Anders on Dec 09, 2017 :
24000 nok to suport your wife and child is going to be a struggle even thou your tax and accomidation is excluded.

Your wife needs to get a jobb as well, els stay off.
#Ash on Nov 30, 2017 :
Hi everyone,

I'm being offered NOK 24000 per month (after tax & accommodation paid for).
Is it enough for a young family of 3 (myself, my wife & 3months old baby)

#uis on Dec 28, 2015 :
forgot to write that this is probably the average cost for a college student
#uis on Dec 28, 2015 :
Im a college student and I spend about 10 000 NOK per month which include everything. Its 1149 USD, or 1047 Euro. You can get cheap student apartments from contacting the school.
#sam on Nov 26, 2015 :

What will be minimum living cost for collage student.
#Charis on May 07, 2014 :
One way bus in Stavanger should be 37 right?

So does it mean average the bachelor cost around 15000 NOK per month, that is high!