Cost of living in Norway

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 189
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 100
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 18
12 eggs, large kr 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 58
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 155
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 35
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 20
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 19,702
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 14,043
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,763
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 13,813
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 213
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 366
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,084
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,826
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 328,520
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 691
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 366
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 49
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 25
Tube of toothpaste kr 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 345
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 493
2 tickets to the movies kr 248
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 801
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 900
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 124
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 40
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 82
iPad Air 2, 64GB kr 4,879
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.35
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 519
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 231
2nd Trondheim 210
3rd Bergen 208
4th Stavanger 206

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Oslo costs kr 399 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Oslo costs kr 18,000 (3 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Oslo costs kr 4,740 (5 days ago)
  • Public transport in Tromsø costs kr 420 (5 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Oslo costs kr 350 (6 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Oslo costs kr 17,000 (6 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Oslo costs kr 300 (7 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Oslo costs kr 3,000 (7 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Oslo costs kr 60 (7 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Oslo costs kr 90 (7 days ago)