Cost of living in Malmo, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Malmo

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 34,405 kr
Single person estimated monthly costs: 17,679 kr
Cost of living in Malmo is cheaper than in 65% of cities in Western Europe (47 out of 72)
Cost of living in Malmo is more expensive than in 55% of cities in the World (137 out of 304)
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List of prices in Malmo, Sweden. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 106 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 81 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 51 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13 kr
12 eggs, large 39 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 27 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 113 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 21 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 13,821 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 9,279 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 904 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,118 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,555 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,594 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 240 kr
40” flat screen TV 4,503 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,212 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 57 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 223 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 927 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 355 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,033 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,189 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 206,761 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 16 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 550 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 153 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 46 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 113 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 204 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 40 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 29 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 20 kr
Tube of toothpaste 18 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 234 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 441 kr
2 tickets to the movies 251 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 835 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 667 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 119 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 68 kr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 4,934 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.22 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 348 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 63 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 247 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: December 05, 2019

Malmo position in our World Ranking

the world
137th
out of 304
western europe
47th
out of 72

Cheapest and most expensive products in Malmo compared to other cities:

western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd

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