Cost of living in Malmo, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Malmo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 36,567 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 18,330 kr
  • Cost of living in Malmo is cheaper than in 51% of cities in Western Europe (42 out of 82)
  • Cost of living in Malmo is more expensive than in 56% of cities in the World (118 out of 266)

List of prices in Malmo
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 100 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 85 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 50 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 13 kr
12 eggs, large 35 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 49 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 26 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 91 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 22 kr
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 13,410 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 10,558 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,053 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 8,700 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,478 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 275 kr
40” flat screen tv 4,385 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,132 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 54 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 203 kr
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 833 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 281 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 837 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,079 kr
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 274,732 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) 234 kr
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 41 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 31 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 22 kr
Tube of toothpaste 20 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 274 kr
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 407 kr
2 tickets to the movies 264 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 966 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 725 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 131 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 72 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.78 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 275 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 66 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 87 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

Malmo position in our World Ranking

the world
118th
out of 266
western europe
42nd
out of 82

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

western europe
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