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:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2483* (22498 NOK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 146 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 60 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4899* (44380 NOK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 190 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 106 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 32 per person

Total budget:

$ 7588* (68754 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 2023

Cost of living: Norway VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Norway in 2023 is 32% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Drammen 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Drammen
Arendal 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arendal
Lillehammer 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lillehammer
Sandefjord 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sandefjord
Farsund 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Farsund
Geilo 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Geilo
Oslo 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oslo
Bergen 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Bergen
Trondheim 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Trondheim
Stavanger 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stavanger

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Local prices in Norway by expense type

Norway: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Norway is 37% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 23/person
($ 15 to $ 40)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 54/person
($ 39 to $ 84)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 13 to $ 17)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 10.5 for 500ml
($ 7.8 to $ 14)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.7 for 330ml
($ 3.3 to $ 6.7)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 6.7)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.5/can
($ 2.3 to $ 5.4)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3/bottle
($ 2.3 to $ 4.4)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Norway: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Norway costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 107/night
($ 106 to $ 108)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 103 to $ 137)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 173/night
($ 144 to $ 207)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 207/night
($ 173 to $ 265)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 382/night
($ 322 to $ 440)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 101/month
($ 94 to $ 107)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 195/month
($ 165 to $ 236)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 198
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 214/month
($ 192 to $ 249)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 134/month
($ 125 to $ 144)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 250/month
($ 208 to $ 305)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Norway: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Norway is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.7)

96% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 3.3/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 5)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 5.6)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.2/12 eggs
($ 2.5 to $ 5.6)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 21)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 4.4)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2 to $ 5.6)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.9)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.3
($ 0.7 to $ 3.5)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Norway: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Norway is 67% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 3.9 to $ 5.6)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.2 to $ 3.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

112% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 12
($ 7.8 to $ 18)

189% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 30/24hrs
($ 17 to $ 60)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Norway: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Norway is 47% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 14 to $ 22)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 36/hr
($ 23 to $ 57)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Norway: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Norway is 54% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 17/pack
($ 15 to $ 18)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 98
($ 57 to $ 134)

89% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 29 to $ 90)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Oslo
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
$ 87
(fair price: $ 60)
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
$ 119
(fair price: $ 81)
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
$ 168
(fair price: $ 141)
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
$ 163
(fair price: $ 124)
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
$ 625
(fair price: $ 499)
Los Angeles → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
$ 760
(fair price: $ 645)


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 29-01-2023.

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