Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 44,248 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 25,165 kr
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 73% of cities in Western Europe (18 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 76% of cities in the World (62 out of 258)

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

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 116 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 83 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 58 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 34 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 36 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57 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 104 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 22,028 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 14,618 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,315 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 14,483 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,119 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 778 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 197 kr
40” flat screen tv 4,097 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 340 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) 321 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 854 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 311 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 364 kr
2 tickets to the movies 219 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 883 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 133 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 55 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,936 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.95 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 520 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 61 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 514 prices entered by 73 different people.
Latest price update: April 03, 2020

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Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
62nd
out of 258
western europe
18th
out of 63

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1st
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4th
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4th

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