Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 196
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr 95
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 62
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 17
12 eggs, large kr 49
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 65
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 28
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 166
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr 31
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr 19,005
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr 14,939
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,074
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr 12,565
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr 9,978
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr 615
Internet 8MB (1 month) kr 304
40” flat screen TV kr 4,290
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,125
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 99
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 248
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr 911
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr 437
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,064
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,329
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 330,955
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 15
Monthly ticket public transport kr 689
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 214
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 554
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr 41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 39
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 21
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 247
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 828
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 83
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 504
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr 113
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 959 prices entered by 147 different people.
Latest price update: April 30, 2016.

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