Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 102 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 75 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 52 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11 kr
12 eggs, large 31 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 29 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 52 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 24 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 105 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 22 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,289 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 11,343 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 912 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 13,443 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 8,360 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 637 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 226 kr
40” flat screen TV 4,194 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,175 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 64 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 239 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 945 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 345 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 943 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,530 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 225,996 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 804 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 242 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 51 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 96 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 228 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 41 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 36 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 25 kr
Tube of toothpaste 21 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 282 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 413 kr
2 tickets to the movies 246 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 903 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 775 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 135 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 59 kr
iPod nano 16GB 1,629 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.90 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 512 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 58 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,745 prices entered by 257 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2017.

Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
50th
out of 271
western europe
16th
out of 58

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

western europe
3rd
western europe
4th

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