Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 41,993 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 23,418 kr
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Western Europe (12 out of 50)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (34 out of 198)

List of prices in Stockholm, Sweden. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 120 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 83 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 56 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 kr
12 eggs, large 37 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 28 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 124 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 21 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 19,681 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 13,804 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,074 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 14,171 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 9,372 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 705 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 207 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,590 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,021 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 67 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 284 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 902 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 352 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 988 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,268 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 227,287 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 889 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 204 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 50 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 93 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 235 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 39 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 32 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 23 kr
Tube of toothpaste 20 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 307 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 431 kr
2 tickets to the movies 264 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 798 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 139 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 63 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,007 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.91 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 467 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 65 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 462 prices entered by 58 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
34th
out of 198
western europe
12th
out of 50

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

the world
4th
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd

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