Cost of living in Umeå, Sweden

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 92 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 70 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 44 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 10 kr
12 eggs, large 34 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 39 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 27 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 15 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 17 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 87 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 19 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 9,813 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 7,417 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,579 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,535 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,790 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 501 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 175 kr
40” flat screen TV 5,513 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,100 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 85 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 300 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 926 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 350 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,100 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,100 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 210,936 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 479 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 260 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 44 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 250 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 30 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 35 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 27 kr
Tube of toothpaste 10 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 283 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 467 kr
2 tickets to the movies 237 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 543 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 809 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 127 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 71 kr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.48 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 489 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 59 kr
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 84 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2017.

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