Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Oslo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 51,875
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 27,470
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Oslo
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 199
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 122
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 72
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 20
12 eggs, large kr 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 32
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 31
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 30
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 180
2 liters of coca-cola kr 38
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 19
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 22,183
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr 15,906
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 2,147
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 13,511
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 10,937
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 1,326
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 282
40” flat screen tv kr 3,598
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,449
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 117
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 342
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr 949
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr 415
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 937
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,749
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 343,091
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 20
Monthly ticket public transport kr 807
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 249
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 50
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 93
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 863
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr 37
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 47
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 20
Tube of toothpaste kr 26
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 480
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 557
2 tickets to the movies kr 302
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 1,135
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 935
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 140
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 89
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr 4,434
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.22
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 522
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr 141
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 192 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

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