Summary of cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden:
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||12.51 €||9.49-17.25|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||69.01 €||56.07-129.40|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||8.11 €||7.68-8.63|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||6.64 €||4.31-8.54|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||6.04 €||5.09-7.33|
|Cappuccino (regular)||3.66 €||2.59-5.18|
|Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||1.98 €||1.29-3.02|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||1.85 €||1.29-3.02|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||5.18 €||3.92-6.53|
|Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)||2.27 €||1.49-3.52|
|Rice (white), (1 lb)||1.25 €||0.78-1.96|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||3.63 €||2.07-4.66|
|Local Cheese (1 lb)||4.19 €||3.05-7.83|
|Chicken Fillets (1 lb)||5.04 €||2.82-6.73|
|Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)||7.96 €||4.70-11.74|
|Apples (1 lb)||1.25 €||0.59-1.76|
|Banana (1 lb)||1.08 €||0.86-1.37|
|Oranges (1 lb)||1.15 €||0.78-1.96|
|Tomato (1 lb)||1.75 €||0.94-2.74|
|Potato (1 lb)||0.58 €||0.35-0.91|
|Onion (1 lb)||0.59 €||0.35-0.78|
|Lettuce (1 head)||2.12 €||1.47-3.80|
|Water (1.5 liter bottle)||1.30 €||0.86-2.16|
|Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)||10.35 €||6.90-17.25|
|Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)||1.83 €||1.29-3.02|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||2.16 €||1.29-3.88|
|Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)||6.04 €||5.61-6.73|
|One-way Ticket (Local Transport)||3.36 €||3.36-3.88|
|Monthly Pass (Regular Price)||83.68 €||83.68-86.27|
|Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)||5.18 €||3.88-8.63|
|Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)||4.86 €||2.08-6.80|
|Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)||45.29 €||34.51-60.39|
|Gasoline (1 gallon)||7.11 €||6.20-8.16|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)||26,743.04 €||21,566.97-30,193.76|
|Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)||28,684.07 €||25,880.37-34,507.15|
|Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment||116.63 €||60.39-258.80|
|1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)||0.15 €||0.09-0.26|
|Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)||30.72 €||21.57-43.13|
Sports And Leisure
|Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult||42.41 €||23.29-86.27|
|Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)||33.13 €||21.57-43.13|
|Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat||12.94 €||11.99-21.48|
|Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child||119.98 €||103.52-141.91|
|International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child||6,913.75 €||2,156.70-10,352.15|
Clothing And Shoes
|1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)||78.88 €||34.51-94.81|
|1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)||37.79 €||17.25-56.07|
|1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)||88.77 €||64.70-129.40|
|1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes||123.46 €||68.93-215.67|
Rent Per Month
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre||1,348.74 €||1,035.21-1,725.36|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre||968.06 €||603.88-1,294.02|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre||2,125.40 €||1,500.00-3,191.91|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre||1,490.82 €||1,035.21-2,156.70|
Buy Apartment Price
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre||914.13 €||801.45-1,202.17|
|Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre||570.80 €||400.72-881.59|
Salaries And Financing
|Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)||2,875.35 €|
|Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate||3.52||2.00-5.00|
|Cost of Living in Taby||11.63 miles|
|Cost of Living in Tumba||15.72 miles|
|Cost of Living in Uppsala||43.51 miles|
|Cost of Living in Vasteras||66.50 miles|
|Cost of Living in Eskilstuna||71.62 miles|
|Cost of Living in Gavle||107.25 miles|
|Cost of Living in Orebro||123.31 miles|
|Cost of Living in Linkoping||124.13 miles|
|Cost of Living in Ludvika||134.64 miles|
|Cost of Living in Falun||144.01 miles|
|DeutschLebenshaltungskosten in Stockholm|
|PortuguêsCusto de Vida em Estocolmo|
|ItalianoCosto della Vita a Stoccolma|
|FrançaisCoût de la Vie à Stockholm|
|EspañolCosto de Vida en Estocolmo|
I think the idea of moving into a first world country, finding a simple white collar job and supporting high standard of living for your family can be considered a thing of the past. You can still do it, but not in Western countries.
If you want a higher living standard I suggest Kiruna, cheaper housing and same salaries.
And forget about having a car. It's basically like burning banknotes in a fireplace because of taxes, gas prices, parking fees and insurance.
So 45k is pretty much for STHLM but dont expect to have a luxurious life with such salary.
Coming from southern Europe, I can say swedish wages are on average 3 times (I more than quintupled it) or more than what I am used to, services are almost impeccable, cost of living definitely affordable (with rent shortage and, in some areas, prices being the only drawback) and the city is clean and beautiful.
That being said, the purchasing power is definitely higher in cities like Karlstad, Umeå or Sundsvall.
TO BE more realistic I would put the price at 18000 SEK.
I am reading the comments below which reflects a lot of hate and racisim, I am not sure If people who are throughing those comments has experienced what they are complaining about. I am as Arab felt offended and I can say that it is not true that Arabs bring crime, hundreds of thousands of Arabs are living in Sweden since 10s of years and Safety was not an issue, so what changed.
I am proud that many of Arabs are contributing in Sweeden culture and diversify it.
Thats a bit scary and not because of the money perspective as I will have a great income as I will work for a big company and help them to automate all the process they need.
But about the racist problems I am a bit worried, as my skin is a bit brown but I am not arabic and to mention there is nothing wrong with arabic people. I have some arabic friends and they are great!
The true facts about Sweden in general are these:
- Extremely high housing shortage. (You will have a very hard time finding an apartment but there are subleases and it is from people who take advantage of the housing shortage so they take triple rents ..A simple 1 room around city center cost minimum 12.000 SEK and outside cost minimum 8000 SEK).
- High crime rate, gang shootings, rape so be careful about which area you choose in Stockholm or major cities to visit or settle in.
-You will pay a sky-high tax but get a poorer standard of living because everything cost of living are expensive. Switzerland or Norway are also expensive too, but I think you get more for your money than living and working in Sweden. The two countries have at least better nature and a higher quality of life than Sweden.
Although the western world are way to fall. Move to another country where you are treated well if you are interested in making money or for work. And also a warmer country with more sunlight if you don't wanna get depressed.
you all want to inform yourself on costs of living and security and else....do it on culture too and by all means keep your own traditions and beliefs alive but you cannot expect to "move in" and disrespect the place you went to...it is your choice to come so embrace the new culture and come with respect! think about it the other way around....how are people from Sweden treated in your country?
1. Beautiful city, a lot of parks, bike roads. All building in really good condition and well maintained
2. Good quality of air and water (you can drink from sink and go swim in city)
3. Good transportation, bus, tram, metro have a unite ticket system + you have eScooters everywhere
4. Work condition is great. If you got contract, you have all perks
5. I would say it's really good for Startup/Entrepreneurship environment. They have incubators, soft funds, events etc. Plus all taxation is online, we open a company in 2 weeks (name verification, background checks etc..) from our laptop
6. Medicine looks ok, but for certain people, it definitely would be a Cons
7. Quality of food is also good, + monopoly for liquor stor. For some people its Cons, but for me is less drunk people on the street
8. Overall, you feel like innovation and open-minded people are around you.
1.It's quite expensive. I am living alone in the city in a small apartment, my monthly spending is 1700 euro
2. Salary is ok, but after a certain point, the taxation becomes bigger. If you live together and your total income is around 6000 euro. Then 6000 - 1400(rent) - 500(grocery) - 500(restaurants/lunches) - 200(transport) - 200(Utilities/sport) = 3200 you can save. It's not bad in consideration that all other things like doctors, school, kindergarten, university free or quite cheap. The main point is you can leave a good life around people who also have good enough income, but its hard to get extremely rich
3. People are close a bit. No KKK like it said below, but they try to be in their own groups. They are quite nice and welcome, but it's really hard to get into their community. Nevertheless, its big expats community, they are more open
4. Migration agency working slow. If you employed by Google its couple weeks. If you self-employed or extend your working contract in a small company you can wait for a decision in around a year
5. Hard get into the system and get a personal number. They protect their country with things like SSN, without this ID it is really hard to live here - no cheap medicine, no bank account etc.. When in the system - you good.
6. Winter - too fewer daylights
Overall, I like that place, summer is amazing, people are very diverse and nice. Yes, they a bit cold and not let you in their 'group' but it's their choice, you can find a lot of different people here.
I would say if you like to live good standart of live, not focusing on making money everyday, it's could be your place
I am moving to Sweden as I got a job in Stockholm as engineer with 4 years of experience. I will earn 27.500 kr after taxes. The thing is, my wife is going to be studying (with a 900 euros scholarship) in Linkoping, so we are planning living in Norkoping as it is cheaper than Stockholm (we think), she gets free transportation to Linkoping on a University-bus and I will be at 1 hour from Stockholm by train. I will need to be in Stockholm 3 days a week and 2 days I can do home-office.
Do you think our plan is reasonable in economic terms? Is it cheaper to live in Norkoping and commute to Stockholm 3 days a week than living in Stockholm? Are the trains reliable? Also, do you think we can be discriminated for being from Latin America? Is it racism a real thing to be worried about in Stockholm or in smaller cities as Norkoping?
Thanks for your feedback.