Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Oslo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 50,497
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 27,154
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 88% of cities in Western Europe (7 out of 51)
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 94% of cities in the World (13 out of 200)

List of prices in Oslo
Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 219
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 130
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 78
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 20
12 eggs, large kr 55
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 72
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 33
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 30
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 172
2 liters of coca-cola kr 37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 21,797
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 2,044
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 14,185
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 10,978
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 1,351
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 296
40” flat screen tv kr 4,246
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,352
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 125
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 307
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 370
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 913
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 769
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 209
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 98
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 710
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 392
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 533
2 tickets to the movies kr 287
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 1,089
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 404 prices entered by 67 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2021

Oslo position in our World Ranking

the world
13th
out of 200
western europe
7th
out of 51

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

the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
3rd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th

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