Cost of living in Stavanger, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Stavanger

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 43,685
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 21,817
  • 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 Stavanger
Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 226
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 106
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 68
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 21
12 eggs, large kr 42
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 71
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 20
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 181
2 liters of coca-cola kr 37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 23
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 16,549
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr 12,328
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 1,595
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 10,492
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 8,243
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 904
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 341
40” flat screen tv kr 5,093
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,074
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 85
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 193
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr 851
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr 385
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,016
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,152
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 321,082
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 14
Monthly ticket public transport kr 691
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 193
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 69
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 101
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 261
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr 55
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 46
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 46
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 26
Tube of toothpaste kr 24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 372
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 556
2 tickets to the movies kr 254
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 798
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 872
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 132
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 95
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr 4,411
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.11
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 449
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr 112
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 67 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: February 18, 2020

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