Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 51,959 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 28,667 kr
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 81% of cities in Western Europe (13 out of 62)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 74% of cities in the World (45 out of 171)
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List of prices in Stockholm
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 147 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 100 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 75 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 16 kr
12 eggs, large 46 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 42 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 30 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 17 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 116 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 26 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 19 kr
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 24,626 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 16,652 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,336 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 15,391 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,586 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 414 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 327 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,740 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 952 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 76 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 316 kr
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 859 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 431 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,004 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,509 kr
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 353,530 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 19 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 972 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 284 kr
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 78 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 102 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 249 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 36 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 36 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 28 kr
Tube of toothpaste 18 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 337 kr
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 557 kr
2 tickets to the movies 319 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,090 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 928 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 144 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 74 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,767 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.86 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 450 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 70 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 427 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2024

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Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
45th
out of 171
western europe
13th
out of 62

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