Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 44,245 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 24,816 kr
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Western Europe (14 out of 68)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 85% of cities in the World (43 out of 282)

List of prices in Stockholm, Sweden. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 118 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 84 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 59 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 36 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 37 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 60 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 30 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 102 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 22 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 17 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 20,590 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 15,089 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,328 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 14,735 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,304 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 811 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 193 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,963 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,188 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 90 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 405 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 875 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 327 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 911 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,261 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 225,272 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 16 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 881 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 202 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 50 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 95 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 228 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 38 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 37 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 34 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 25 kr
Tube of toothpaste 20 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 303 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 414 kr
2 tickets to the movies 236 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 946 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 851 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 135 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 42 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 61 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,449 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.95 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 510 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 63 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 699 prices entered by 87 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2020

Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
43rd
out of 282
western europe
14th
out of 68

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

the world
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
4th

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