Cost of living in Oslo, Norway

Summary of cost of living in Oslo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr 53,858
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr 28,894
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 93% of cities in Western Europe (7 out of 83)
  • Cost of living in Oslo is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (25 out of 227)
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List of prices in Oslo
Current as of Oct 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr 202
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr 119
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr 70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr 20
12 eggs, large kr 46
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr 37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr 57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr 22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr 32
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr 172
2 liters of coca-cola kr 34
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr 26
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr 22,730
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr 17,858
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr 2,168
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr 13,861
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr 10,769
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr 1,326
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr 449
40” flat screen tv kr 3,598
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr 1,449
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr 117
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr 342
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr 938
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr 453
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr 915
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr 1,148
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr 355,630
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr 21
Monthly ticket public transport kr 803
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr 238
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr 50
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr 93
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr 951
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr 37
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr 37
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr 41
4 rolls of toilet paper kr 21
Tube of toothpaste kr 24
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr 418
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr 557
2 tickets to the movies kr 296
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr 1,135
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr 973
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr 140
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr 45
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr 89
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr 4,434
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr 1.35
1 month of gym membership in business district kr 471
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr 132
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 266 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: October 06, 2022

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Oslo position in our World Ranking

the world
25th
out of 227
western europe
7th
out of 83

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

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5th
western europe
2nd
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2nd
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3rd
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4th

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