Cost of living in Norway

Are you moving to Norway? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 194
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 100
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 18
12 eggs, large kr 49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 156
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 21
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 19,666
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 13,976
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,646
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 14,366
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr 11,872
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr 2,002
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr 332
40” flat screen TV kr 4,518
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,441
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 122
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 217
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 993
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr 353
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,148
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,933
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 339,239
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 693
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 145
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr 394
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 49
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 48
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 26
Tube of toothpaste kr 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 351
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 485
2 tickets to the movies kr 246
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 867
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 909
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 123
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 82
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr 4,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.35
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 520
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 114

Map of Cost of Living in Norway

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This map shows only the top cities in Norway. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Norway

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Oslo 218
2nd Trondheim 196
3rd Bergen 195
4th Stavanger 192

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Norway? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Norway of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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List of all cities available in Norway

Bergen Bodo Kristiansand
Mosjoen Oslo Stavanger
Tromsø Trondheim

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Recent Prices Added

  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Bergen costs kr 1,000 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Bergen costs kr 25 (1 day ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Bergen costs kr 46 (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Bergen costs kr 120 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Bergen costs kr 380,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Oslo costs kr 12,000 (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Oslo costs kr 33 (6 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Oslo costs kr 305,000 (9 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Oslo costs kr 33 (9 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Oslo costs kr 110 (9 days ago)