Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,999 (42,585 kr)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,803 (23,878 kr)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 77% of cities in Western Europe (12 out of 48)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (35 out of 195)

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

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Food [Edit]
SEK USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 120 kr ($14)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 83 kr ($10)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 58 kr ($7)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 kr ($1.63)
12 eggs, large 37 kr ($4.35)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 kr ($3.89)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 kr ($6)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 28 kr ($3.26)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 kr ($1.29)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 kr ($1.80)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 117 kr ($14)
2 liters of coca-cola 20 kr ($2.39)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 kr ($1.40)
Housing [Edit]
SEK USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 19,891 kr ($2,335)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 14,481 kr ($1,700)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,074 kr ($126)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 13,791 kr ($1,619)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 9,246 kr ($1,085)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 705 kr ($83)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 219 kr ($26)
40” flat screen tv 3,590 kr ($421)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 990 kr ($116)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 66 kr ($8)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 284 kr ($33)
Clothes [Edit]
SEK USD
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 943 kr ($111)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 362 kr ($43)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,018 kr ($119)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,268 kr ($149)
Transportation [Edit]
SEK USD
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 220,014 kr ($25,825)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr ($1.69)
Monthly ticket public transport 884 kr ($104)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 204 kr ($24)
Personal Care [Edit]
SEK USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 53 kr ($6)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 93 kr ($11)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 240 kr ($28)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 39 kr ($4.52)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 33 kr ($3.86)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35 kr ($4.06)
4 rolls of toilet paper 21 kr ($2.52)
Tube of toothpaste 21 kr ($2.41)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 306 kr ($36)
Entertainment [Edit]
SEK USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 430 kr ($51)
2 tickets to the movies 257 kr ($30)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 946 kr ($111)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 886 kr ($104)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 139 kr ($16)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44 kr ($5.13)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 66 kr ($8)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,007 kr ($588)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.99 kr ($0.12)
1 month of gym membership in business district 467 kr ($55)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 65 kr ($8)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 496 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: March 09, 2021

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Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
35th
out of 195
western europe
12th
out of 48

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

the world
5th
western europe
2nd
western europe
3rd
western europe
3rd

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