Cost of living in Stockholm, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Stockholm

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 43,950 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 24,947 kr
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 78% of cities in Western Europe (13 out of 55)
  • Cost of living in Stockholm is more expensive than in 83% of cities in the World (42 out of 239)

List of prices in Stockholm, Sweden. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 112 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 83 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 59 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 34 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 35 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 49 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 30 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 111 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 22 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 17 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 21,791 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 14,466 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,307 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 14,173 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 10,109 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 816 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 198 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,990 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,128 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 87 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 331 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 852 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 341 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 910 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,328 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 225,272 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 16 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 890 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 202 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 50 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 95 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 227 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 37 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 35 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 33 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 24 kr
Tube of toothpaste 19 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 299 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 368 kr
2 tickets to the movies 245 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 918 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 734 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 135 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 46 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 62 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,936 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.95 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 516 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 61 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 488 prices entered by 71 different people.
Latest price update: July 11, 2020

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Stockholm position in our World Ranking

the world
42nd
out of 239
western europe
13th
out of 55

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