Cost of living in Umeå, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Umeå

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 32,207 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,328 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 Umeå, Sweden. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 96 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 72 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 47 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11 kr
12 eggs, large 32 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 59 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 24 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 19 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 95 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 9,856 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,384 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,283 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,443 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,747 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 369 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 158 kr
40” flat screen tv 5,509 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,004 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 100 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 217 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 926 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 308 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,000 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 992 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 220,433 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 489 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 220 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 44 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 283 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 30 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 31 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 22 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 25 kr
Tube of toothpaste 18 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 301 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 400 kr
2 tickets to the movies 234 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 543 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 713 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 120 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 38 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 72 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 443 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 61 kr
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 22 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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