Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 45,774 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 25,391 kr
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Western Europe (18 out of 82)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 78% of cities in the World (59 out of 266)
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List of prices in Stockholm
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 137 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 89 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 kr
12 eggs, large 39 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 39 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 28 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 124 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 22 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 kr
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 20,874 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 15,942 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,172 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 11,850 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 8,244 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 580 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 250 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,705 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,002 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 66 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 201 kr
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 948 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 325 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,190 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,635 kr
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 226,605 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 20 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 953 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 258 kr
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 59 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 92 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 227 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 36 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 37 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 21 kr
Tube of toothpaste 19 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 300 kr
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 482 kr
2 tickets to the movies 270 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 797 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,015 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 148 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 42 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 64 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,365 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.99 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 472 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 67 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 222 prices entered by 62 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

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Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
59th
out of 266
western europe
18th
out of 82

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western europe
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