Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Oslo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 50,744
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 27,135
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 88% of cities in Western Europe (7 out of 50)
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 94% of cities in the World (12 out of 198)

List of prices in Oslo, Norway. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 215
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 123
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 75
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 21
12 eggs, large kr 53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 175
2 liters of coca-cola kr 38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 21,629
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr 16,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 2,039
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 14,048
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 10,904
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 1,335
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 313
40” flat screen tv kr 4,192
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,585
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 126
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 343
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr 889
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr 375
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 951
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,829
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 314,058
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 16
Monthly ticket public transport kr 773
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 230
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 102
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 830
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr 36
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 40
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 44
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 22
Tube of toothpaste kr 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 435
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 536
2 tickets to the movies kr 292
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 1,134
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 984
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 153
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 92
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr 4,439
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.30
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 466
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr 139
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 396 prices entered by 61 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2021

Oslo position in our World Ranking

the world
12th
out of 198
western europe
7th
out of 50

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

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1st
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2nd
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3rd
the world
3rd
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the world
5th

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