Travel budget in Norway

Norway: calculate your travel budget

Norway: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Norway for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 93 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2445* (19642 NOK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 4850* (38976 NOK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 179 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 103 per person
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 7425* (59668 NOK)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Norway in 2019

Cost of living: Norway VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Norway in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Norway in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Norway by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Norway compared to the national average.

Cities /Norway View Details
Honefoss 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Honefoss
Drammen 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Drammen
Jessheim 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jessheim
Flekkefjord 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Flekkefjord
Oslo 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oslo
Kristiansund 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kristiansund
Bergen 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bergen

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Local prices in Norway by expense type

Restaurant budget in Norway

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Norway is 76% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 23/person
($ 18 to $ 32)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 51/person
($ 39 to $ 63)

81% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 12 to $ 17)

84% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 10.5 for 500ml
($ 9.3 to $ 13)

148% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.5 for 330ml
($ 3.3 to $ 6.1)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 4.3 to $ 6.2)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.7/can
($ 2.5 to $ 5.6)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3/bottle
($ 2.3 to $ 4.3)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Norway

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Norway costs 7% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 98 to $ 100)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 100 to $ 136)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 164/night
($ 133 to $ 205)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 193/night
($ 165 to $ 225)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 385/night
($ 324 to $ 435)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 97/month
($ 89 to $ 107)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 164/month
($ 140 to $ 196)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 188/month
($ 162 to $ 230)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 133/month
($ 125 to $ 141)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 261/month
($ 210 to $ 324)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Norway

On average, the price of supermarket food in Norway is 38% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.6)

153% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.2/500g
($ 1.9 to $ 4.5)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 5)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.5/12 eggs
($ 3.5 to $ 5.6)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 9.9 to $ 20)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 12 to $ 20)

64% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.1/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 5.6)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.7)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 1.9 to $ 3.6)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6
($ 1.6 to $ 3.7)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 30/kg
($ 18 to $ 45)

139% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Norway

On average, the price of transport in Norway is 85% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 5.1)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 94/month
($ 85 to $ 98)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

151% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 12
($ 6.2 to $ 17)

223% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 49/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 165)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Norway

On average, the cost of housing in Norway costs 14% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 192/month
($ 107 to $ 317)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 59/month
($ 44 to $ 76)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1248/month
($ 870 to $ 1615)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 980/month
($ 622 to $ 1242)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2056/month
($ 1553 to $ 2608)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1602/month
($ 1242 to $ 1988)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 52/month
($ 39 to $ 70)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 383/month
($ 311 to $ 435)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6652/yr
($ 2981 to $ 17877)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Norway

On average, budget for leisure activities in Norway is 69% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 15 to $ 20)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
($ 20 to $ 61)

111% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Norway

On average, shopping budget in Norway is 70% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 14 to $ 16)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 106
($ 63 to $ 138)

126% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 49
($ 32 to $ 82)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 116
($ 88 to $ 163)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 158
($ 113 to $ 187)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
$ 850
(fair price: $ 750)
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
$ 216
(fair price: $ 164)
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
$ 192
(fair price: $ 152)
Los Angeles → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
$ 711
(fair price: $ 623)
Montreal → Oslo
Montreal → Oslo
Montreal → Oslo
$ 842
(fair price: $ 772)
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
$ 239
(fair price: $ 204)
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
$ 588
(fair price: $ 525)
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
$ 107
(fair price: $ 96)
Sydney → Oslo
Sydney → Oslo
Sydney → Oslo
$ 1393
(fair price: $ 1244)
Melbourne → Oslo
Melbourne → Oslo
Melbourne → Oslo
$ 1384
(fair price: $ 1243)
Perth → Oslo
Perth → Oslo
Perth → Oslo
$ 1352
(fair price: $ 1204)

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About the information on the cost of living in Norway

The information about the cost of living in Norway shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Norway updated on 15-07-2019.

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