Travel budget and cost of living in Norway how much does a trip cost?

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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.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2433* (19908 NOK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 58 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4771* (39032 NOK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 174 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 100 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 32 per person

Total budget:

$ 7209* (58982 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 43% higher than 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
Jessheim 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jessheim
Oslo 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oslo
Drammen 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Drammen
Trondheim 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Trondheim
Bergen 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bergen
Sandefjord 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sandefjord

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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 73% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 22/person
($ 16 to $ 32)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 49/person
($ 38 to $ 63)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 11 to $ 16)

80% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 10.4 for 500ml
($ 9.2 to $ 12)

144% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.4 for 330ml
($ 3.1 to $ 6.1)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 4.1 to $ 6.1)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.6/can
($ 2.4 to $ 5.5)

88% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3/bottle
($ 2 to $ 4.3)

90% 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 6% 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
($ 97 to $ 132)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 164/night
($ 130 to $ 198)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 193/night
($ 162 to $ 218)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 398/night
($ 284 to $ 398)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
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)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 187/month
($ 163 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: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 250/month
($ 205 to $ 305)

43% 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 35% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.4)

147% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.2/500g
($ 1.9 to $ 4.5)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.9)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.5/12 eggs
($ 3.6 to $ 5.5)

88% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 9.8 to $ 18)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 11 to $ 20)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.3)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.3)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 5.5)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 3.7)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 1.8 to $ 3.1)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6
($ 1.4 to $ 3.7)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 29/kg
($ 18 to $ 44)

134% 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 79% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 4.4/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 4.9)

84% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 91/month
($ 84 to $ 96)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

150% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 10.4
($ 6.1 to $ 16)

200% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 51/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 165)

28% 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 15% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 186/month
($ 104 to $ 318)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 58/month
($ 42 to $ 75)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1220/month
($ 855 to $ 1587)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 961/month
($ 611 to $ 1222)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2021/month
($ 1526 to $ 2564)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1583/month
($ 1222 to $ 1953)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 38 to $ 69)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 373/month
($ 306 to $ 428)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5711/yr
($ 2929 to $ 15861)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Norway

On average, budget for leisure activities in Norway is 68% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 15 to $ 20)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
($ 24 to $ 63)

112% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Norway

On average, shopping budget in Norway is 67% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 13 to $ 16)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 104
($ 63 to $ 136)

121% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 32 to $ 81)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 115
($ 87 to $ 159)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 157
($ 110 to $ 187)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
$ 219
(fair price: $ 167)
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
$ 869
(fair price: $ 765)
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
$ 193
(fair price: $ 157)
Los Angeles → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
$ 701
(fair price: $ 634)
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
$ 237
(fair price: $ 207)
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
$ 580
(fair price: $ 524)
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
$ 107
(fair price: $ 96)
Montreal → Oslo
Montreal → Oslo
Montreal → Oslo
$ 838
(fair price: $ 768)
Sydney → Oslo
Sydney → Oslo
Sydney → Oslo
$ 1425
(fair price: $ 1267)
Melbourne → Oslo
Melbourne → Oslo
Melbourne → Oslo
$ 1389
(fair price: $ 1259)

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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 21-05-2019.

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