Cost of living in Karlstad, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Karlstad

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 33,240 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,956 kr
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Karlstad, Sweden. Current as of Jun 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 90 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 66 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 48 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 10 kr
12 eggs, large 32 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 26 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 54 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 20 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 136 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,735 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,597 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,507 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,100 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,500 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,800 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 588 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,680 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,631 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 47 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 250 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 781 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 447 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 966 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,281 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 216,740 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 733 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 55 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 95 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 353 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 43 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 57 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 33 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 24 kr
Tube of toothpaste 22 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 275 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 426 kr
2 tickets to the movies 188 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 619 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 713 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 114 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 39 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 59 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,946 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.07 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 283 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 59 kr
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2019

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