Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district kr 150
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 85
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 55
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 17
12 eggs, large kr 35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 22
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes kr 26
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 125
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 25
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 18,602
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,545
Internet 8MB (1 month) kr 289
40” flat screen TV kr 6,359
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt kr 1,551
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 64
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 228
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 944
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) kr 438
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) kr 1,066
1 pair of leather business shoes kr 1,348
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 283,945
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 697
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) kr 208
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) kr 69
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 49
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 43
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 52
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 26
Tube of toothpaste kr 30
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 445
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 521
2 tickets to the movies kr 224
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 1,279
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert kr 942
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 122
Capuccino in expat area of the city kr 36
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 72
iPod nano 16GB kr 2,036
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 0.90
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 475
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 99
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,143 prices entered by 417 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2015.

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