Travel budget in Sweden

Sweden: calculate your travel budget

Sweden: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1973* (18844 SEK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 125 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 3996* (38178 SEK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 167 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 76 per person
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 31 per person

Total budget:

$ 6496* (62048 SEK)

* 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 Sweden in 2023

Cost of living: Sweden VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Sweden in 2023 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 Sweden by city

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

Cities /Sweden View Details
Stockholm 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stockholm
Lund 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lund
Visby 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Visby
Sollentuna 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sollentuna
Gothenburg 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Gothenburg
Malmo 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Malmo

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Local prices in Sweden by expense type

Sweden: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sweden costs 9% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 9 to $ 17)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 19
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 44/person
($ 27 to $ 64)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.3/person
($ 8.4 to $ 10.5)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.4 for 500ml
($ 5.3 to $ 9.4)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.2 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.2/cup
($ 2.3 to $ 5.7)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Sweden: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sweden costs 27% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 79 to $ 83)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 106/night
($ 85 to $ 150)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 146
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 145/night
($ 109 to $ 200)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 208
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 189/night
($ 157 to $ 237)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 305
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 349/night
($ 234 to $ 510)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 653
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 78 to $ 134)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 131
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 158/month
($ 128 to $ 206)

20% 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
$ 181/month
($ 151 to $ 225)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 187
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 115/month
($ 98 to $ 133)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 250
Family room
Family room
$ 214/month
($ 150 to $ 316)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Sweden: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sweden costs 26% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.6/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 4.2)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.5/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 5)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.2/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 16)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.2)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 5.3)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Sweden: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Sweden is 30% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.7/ticket
($ 2.7 to $ 4.2)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.2/km
($ 1.4 to $ 3.7)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.5)

93% 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)
$ 5.7
($ 4.8 to $ 10.5)

50% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 11 to $ 79)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39

Sweden: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sweden is 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 13 to $ 22)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 16 to $ 39)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21

Sweden: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Sweden is 15% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.3/pack
($ 6.3 to $ 8)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.9
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 44 to $ 116)

77% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 52
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 22 to $ 64)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41

Plane ticket budget

London → Stockholm
London → Stockholm
London → Stockholm
$ 95
(fair price: $ 75)
Edinburgh → Stockholm
Edinburgh → Stockholm
Edinburgh → Stockholm
$ 196
(fair price: $ 156)
Manchester → Stockholm
Manchester → Stockholm
Manchester → Stockholm
$ 177
(fair price: $ 137)
London → Gothenburg
London → Gothenburg
London → Gothenburg
$ 89
(fair price: $ 65)
New York City → Stockholm
New York City → Stockholm
New York City → Stockholm
$ 680
(fair price: $ 549)
Dublin → Stockholm
Dublin → Stockholm
Dublin → Stockholm
$ 179
(fair price: $ 119)


About the information on the cost of living in Sweden

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

Information about cost of living in Sweden updated on 05-02-2023.

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