Cost of living in Bergen, Norway

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 200
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 98
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 16
12 eggs, large kr 50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 34
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 152
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 19
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 16,677
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 11,622
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,247
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 10,779
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr 8,367
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr 873
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr 418
40” flat screen TV kr 3,511
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 786
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 98
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 225
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 827
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr 263
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,122
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,688
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 355,140
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 769
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 145
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 63
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 121
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr 424
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 44
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 38
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 23
Tube of toothpaste kr 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 251
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 449
2 tickets to the movies kr 240
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 520
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 911
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 124
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 76
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr 4,505
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.30
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 517
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 108
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 252 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: June 23, 2018.

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