Cost of living in Västerås, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Västerås

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 32,911 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 15,363 kr
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Västerås, Sweden. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 113 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 74 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 56 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 10 kr
12 eggs, large 32 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 87 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 11,833 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,786 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,571 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,529 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 5,625 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 304 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 171 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,857 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,245 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 81 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 212 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 864 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 324 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 812 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,058 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 227,408 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 579 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 101 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 93 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 183 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 40 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 32 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 23 kr
Tube of toothpaste 21 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 272 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 443 kr
2 tickets to the movies 242 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 911 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 796 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 110 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 44 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 67 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,980 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.22 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 307 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 59 kr
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2020

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