Cost of living in Kristiansand, Norway

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 162
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 107
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 64
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 17
12 eggs, large kr 53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 159
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 34
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 20
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 14,750
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 10,733
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,250
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 10,143
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr 7,417
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr 667
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr 280
40” flat screen TV kr 4,857
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 80
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 260
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 933
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr 458
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 940
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,167
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 304,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 666
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) kr 45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 200
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr 283
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 40
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 18
Tube of toothpaste kr 25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 350
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 547
2 tickets to the movies kr 217
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 933
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 1,093
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 128
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 80
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 436
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 106
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 89 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: August 25, 2018.

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