Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 182
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 100
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 17
12 eggs, large kr 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 73
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 29
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 154
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 33
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 18
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 19,683
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 14,990
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,273
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 13,540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr 10,390
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr 619
Internet 8MB (1 month) kr 319
40” flat screen TV kr 4,199
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,207
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 106
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 296
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 960
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr 467
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,052
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,292
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 334,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 14
Monthly ticket public transport kr 692
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 199
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 99
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 106
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr 593
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 50
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 44
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 21
Tube of toothpaste kr 29
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 415
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 572
2 tickets to the movies kr 250
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 874
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 1,120
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 84
iPod nano 16GB kr 1,943
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 0.54
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 507
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 107
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 987 prices entered by 148 different people.
Latest price update: July 27, 2016.

Oslo position in our World Ranking

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12th
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7th
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