Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 184
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 93
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 66
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 16
12 eggs, large kr 50
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 68
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 180
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 30
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 23
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 19,328
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 15,118
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,259
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 13,179
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr 10,436
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr 670
Internet 8MB (1 month) kr 352
40” flat screen TV kr 4,288
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,230
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 88
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 252
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 898
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr 436
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,106
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,457
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 341,025
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 695
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 180
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 80
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 106
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr 430
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 40
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 25
Tube of toothpaste kr 28
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 450
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 506
2 tickets to the movies kr 245
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 808
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 943
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 121
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 87
iPod nano 16GB kr 1,380
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 0.55
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 491
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 109
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,016 prices entered by 539 different people.
Latest price update: February 11, 2016.

Oslo position in our World Ranking

the world
13th
out of 241
western europe
8th
out of 62

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

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