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:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2428* (20258 NOK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 141 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 59 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 4812* (40124 NOK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 179 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 102 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 32 per person

Total budget:

$ 7334* (61166 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 2020

Cost of living: Norway VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Norway in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Sandefjord 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sandefjord
Drammen 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Drammen
Flekkefjord 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Flekkefjord
Jessheim 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jessheim
Geilo 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Geilo
Oslo 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oslo
Bergen 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Bergen

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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 65% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 23/person
($ 18 to $ 32)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 49/person
($ 38 to $ 61)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 14/person
($ 11 to $ 16)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 11 for 500ml
($ 9.7 to $ 13)

109% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.4 for 330ml
($ 3.6 to $ 6)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 4.2 to $ 6)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.7/can
($ 2.4 to $ 5.4)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3/bottle
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Norway: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Norway costs 7% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 98 to $ 102)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 101 to $ 137)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 164/night
($ 132 to $ 206)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 194/night
($ 167 to $ 226)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 354/night
($ 296 to $ 414)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 98/month
($ 90 to $ 108)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 179/month
($ 151 to $ 216)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 189/month
($ 164 to $ 232)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 137/month
($ 127 to $ 147)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 265/month
($ 210 to $ 330)

51% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Norway: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Norway is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.6)

146% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.2/500g
($ 2.2 to $ 4.5)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.8)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.5/12 eggs
($ 3.3 to $ 5.7)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 9.7 to $ 20)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 11 to $ 21)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 4.8)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.5/salad
($ 1.8 to $ 3.1)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 30/kg
($ 17 to $ 44)

139% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Norway: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Norway is 79% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 4.3/ticket
($ 4.2 to $ 5)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 91/month
($ 73 to $ 95)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.3 to $ 2.5)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

144% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 13
($ 6.6 to $ 17)

218% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 49/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 165)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Norway: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Norway costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 189/month
($ 103 to $ 316)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 58/month
($ 42 to $ 79)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1228/month
($ 842 to $ 1683)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 966/month
($ 722 to $ 1262)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2022/month
($ 1443 to $ 2764)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1581/month
($ 1203 to $ 2044)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 51/month
($ 38 to $ 61)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 376/month
($ 302 to $ 434)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6256/yr
($ 2645 to $ 15863)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Norway: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Norway is 64% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 15 to $ 20)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
($ 24 to $ 61)

108% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Norway: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Norway is 64% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 15/pack
($ 14 to $ 16)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 107
($ 73 to $ 133)

127% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 47
($ 32 to $ 73)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 115
($ 85 to $ 157)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 155
($ 109 to $ 205)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
Toronto (Ontario) → Oslo
$ 850
(fair price: $ 711)
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
$ 216
(fair price: $ 153)
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
$ 192
(fair price: $ 144)
Los Angeles → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
$ 711
(fair price: $ 605)
Montreal → Oslo
Montreal → Oslo
Montreal → Oslo
$ 842
(fair price: $ 743)
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
$ 239
(fair price: $ 200)
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
$ 588
(fair price: $ 519)
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
$ 107
(fair price: $ 94)
Sydney → Oslo
Sydney → Oslo
Sydney → Oslo
$ 1393
(fair price: $ 1205)
Melbourne → Oslo
Melbourne → Oslo
Melbourne → Oslo
$ 1384
(fair price: $ 1210)
Perth → Oslo
Perth → Oslo
Perth → Oslo
$ 1352
(fair price: $ 1201)

Tours and organised trips in Norway


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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 25-01-2020.

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