Cost of living in Uppsala, Sweden

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 102 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 70 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 55 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 29 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 25 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 49 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 92 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,783 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,670 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 869 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,455 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,922 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 804 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 256 kr
40” flat screen TV 4,161 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 797 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 79 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 210 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 914 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 319 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 941 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,114 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 198,997 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 790 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 308 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 49 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 124 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 196 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 40 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 30 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 22 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 18 kr
Tube of toothpaste 19 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 284 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 374 kr
2 tickets to the movies 243 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,000 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 748 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 116 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 36 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 56 kr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 4,211 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.48 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 464 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 62 kr
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 197 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

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