Oslo travel budget

Oslo: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Oslo

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 83 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 17 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2228* (18522 NOK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 55 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 4532* (37660 NOK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 176 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 96 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 7142* (59346 NOK)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Oslo compared to Norway in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Oslo in 2021 is 55% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Oslo in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Oslo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Oslo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Oslo is 57% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 36)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 47/person
($ 36 to $ 71)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 13/person
($ 10.3 to $ 18)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 10.4 for 500ml
($ 8.7 to $ 12)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.3 for 330ml
($ 3.2 to $ 5.3)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 4.1 to $ 5.9)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.5/can
($ 2.5 to $ 5.3)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.9/bottle
($ 2.3 to $ 4.1)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Oslo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Oslo is 6% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 97/night
( $ 97)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 159/night
( $ 159)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 193/night
( $ 193)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 398/night
( $ 398)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 71 to $ 124)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 169/month
($ 121 to $ 229)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 229/month
($ 158 to $ 353)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 151/month
($ 146 to $ 156)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 256/month
($ 159 to $ 380)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Oslo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Oslo is 25% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2.3)

134% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.5/500g
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 5.9)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.4/12 eggs
($ 3 to $ 6)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 10.2 to $ 18)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.1)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.7)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.3)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Oslo

On average, the price of transport in Oslo is 108% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 4.2/ticket
($ 4.2 to $ 4.4)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.7/km
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.9/litre
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

172% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 12
($ 7.6 to $ 18)

249% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 54/24hrs
($ 4.8 to $ 193)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Leisure activity budget in Oslo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Oslo is 70% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 14 to $ 22)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 34/hr
($ 24 to $ 47)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Oslo

On average, shopping budget in Oslo is 76% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 13 to $ 16)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 108
($ 59 to $ 140)

137% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 24 to $ 116)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Oslo
London → Oslo
London → Oslo
$ 139
(fair price: $ 71)
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
Manchester → Oslo
$ 183
(fair price: $ 144)
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
Edinburgh → Oslo
$ 162
(fair price: $ 143)
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
Dublin → Oslo
$ 138
(fair price: $ 108)
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
New York City → Oslo
$ 592
(fair price: $ 482)
Los Angeles → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
Los Angeles  → Oslo
$ 723
(fair price: $ 575)


About this information on the cost of living in Oslo

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

The information about the cost of living in Oslo was updated on 24-09-2021.

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