Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Oslo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 57,042
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 29,936
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 85% of cities in Western Europe (11 out of 65)
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 79% of cities in the World (39 out of 182)
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List of prices in Oslo
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 204
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 133
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 23
12 eggs, large kr 45
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 48
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 66
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 34
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 188
2 liters of coca-cola kr 38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 34
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 23,189
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr 17,912
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 2,542
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 15,557
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 12,382
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 1,548
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 487
40” flat screen tv kr 4,067
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,365
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 81
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 345
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr 965
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr 470
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,101
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,555
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 431,550
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 22
Monthly ticket public transport kr 827
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 292
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 55
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 91
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 541
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr 46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 38
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 47
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 27
Tube of toothpaste kr 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 439
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 719
2 tickets to the movies kr 323
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 940
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 1,034
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 171
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 48
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 103
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr 5,112
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.05
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 510
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr 151
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 387 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2024

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Oslo position in our World Ranking

the world
39th
out of 182
western europe
11th
out of 65

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