Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Oslo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 53,536
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 29,957
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 86% of cities in Western Europe (10 out of 63)
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (29 out of 258)

List of prices in Oslo, Norway. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 224
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 125
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 65
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 20
12 eggs, large kr 52
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 33
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 77
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 32
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 24
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 195
2 liters of coca-cola kr 37
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 28
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 23,655
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr 19,339
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 2,157
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 17,948
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 12,622
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 1,298
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 279
40” flat screen tv kr 3,926
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,099
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 135
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 323
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr 1,009
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr 396
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 1,059
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,758
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 331,637
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 17
Monthly ticket public transport kr 761
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 191
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 48
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 104
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 489
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr 38
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 38
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 41
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 25
Tube of toothpaste kr 27
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 409
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 474
2 tickets to the movies kr 277
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 1,083
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 1,042
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 138
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 47
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 85
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr 4,420
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.34
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 492
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr 124
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 435 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2020

Oslo position in our World Ranking

the world
29th
out of 258
western europe
10th
out of 63

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

the world
4th
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd
western europe
2nd

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