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:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1812* (15960 SEK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3708* (32662 SEK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 68 per person
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 30 per person

Total budget:

$ 5886* (51842 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 2020

Cost of living: Sweden VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Sweden 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 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
Trelleborg 29% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Trelleborg
Sollentuna 20% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sollentuna
Stockholm 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stockholm
Uppsala 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Uppsala
Arvika 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arvika
Visby 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Visby
Gothenburg 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gothenburg

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Local prices in Sweden by expense type

Sweden: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sweden is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 10.2 to $ 16)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 36/person
($ 27 to $ 47)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.1/person
($ 7.9 to $ 10.3)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.4 for 500ml
($ 6.2 to $ 8.5)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.1/cup
($ 3.5 to $ 5.1)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Sweden: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sweden costs 22% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 70 to $ 78)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 79 to $ 122)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 101 to $ 175)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 173/night
($ 144 to $ 208)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 337/night
($ 245 to $ 475)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 83/month
($ 73 to $ 95)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 133/month
($ 113 to $ 174)

21% 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
$ 174/month
($ 147 to $ 206)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 109/month
($ 95 to $ 130)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 223/month
($ 156 to $ 305)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Sweden: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sweden costs 6% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 3.9)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 4.1)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.7/kg
($ 8 to $ 13)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.6/kg
($ 6.8 to $ 14)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.8)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.5)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.5)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 2.9)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 9.6 to $ 24)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Sweden: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Sweden is 41% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.5/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 4.5)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 89/month
($ 65 to $ 102)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

128% 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)
$ 5.7
($ 5.1 to $ 8.5)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 6 to $ 152)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Sweden: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Sweden costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 81/month
($ 42 to $ 162)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
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
$ 35/month
($ 24 to $ 47)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 938/month
($ 570 to $ 1480)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 678/month
($ 433 to $ 1139)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1501/month
($ 1025 to $ 2277)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2242
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1095/month
($ 797 to $ 1708)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1763
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 24 to $ 58)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 153/month
($ 115 to $ 171)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2317/yr
($ 2317 to $ 11266)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17203

Sweden: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sweden is 31% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 14 to $ 18)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 14 to $ 41)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Sweden: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Sweden is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.4/pack
($ 6.8 to $ 7.6)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 96
($ 58 to $ 126)

105% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 29 to $ 58)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 100
($ 70 to $ 138)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 136
($ 93 to $ 206)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Gothenburg
New York City → Gothenburg
New York City → Gothenburg
$ 915
(fair price: $ 711)
Edinburgh → Gothenburg
Edinburgh → Gothenburg
Edinburgh → Gothenburg
$ 171
(fair price: $ 131)
Dublin → Gothenburg
Dublin → Gothenburg
Dublin → Gothenburg
$ 146
(fair price: $ 104)
Toronto (Ontario) → Stockholm
Toronto (Ontario) → Stockholm
Toronto (Ontario) → Stockholm
$ 839
(fair price: $ 735)
Sydney → Stockholm
Sydney → Stockholm
Sydney → Stockholm
$ 1283
(fair price: $ 1106)
Manchester → Stockholm
Manchester → Stockholm
Manchester → Stockholm
$ 201
(fair price: $ 159)
Manchester → Gothenburg
Manchester → Gothenburg
Manchester → Gothenburg
$ 183
(fair price: $ 145)
Melbourne → Stockholm
Melbourne → Stockholm
Melbourne → Stockholm
$ 1281
(fair price: $ 1142)
Los Angeles → Stockholm
Los Angeles  → Stockholm
Los Angeles  → Stockholm
$ 780
(fair price: $ 656)
Dublin → Stockholm
Dublin → Stockholm
Dublin → Stockholm
$ 220
(fair price: $ 165)
Montreal → Stockholm
Montreal → Stockholm
Montreal → Stockholm
$ 900
(fair price: $ 792)
Perth → Stockholm
Perth → Stockholm
Perth → Stockholm
$ 1265
(fair price: $ 1090)
Edinburgh → Stockholm
Edinburgh → Stockholm
Edinburgh → Stockholm
$ 214
(fair price: $ 173)
Los Angeles → Gothenburg
Los Angeles  → Gothenburg
Los Angeles  → Gothenburg
$ 937
(fair price: $ 683)
Auckland → Stockholm
Auckland → Stockholm
Auckland → Stockholm
$ 1471
(fair price: $ 1292)
Sydney → Gothenburg
Sydney → Gothenburg
Sydney → Gothenburg
$ 1459
(fair price: $ 1259)
New York City → Stockholm
New York City → Stockholm
New York City → Stockholm
$ 648
(fair price: $ 562)
Toronto (Ontario) → Gothenburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Gothenburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Gothenburg
$ 947
(fair price: $ 808)
London → Gothenburg
London → Gothenburg
London → Gothenburg
$ 126
(fair price: $ 98)
London → Stockholm
London → Stockholm
London → Stockholm
$ 128
(fair price: $ 108)
Melbourne → Gothenburg
Melbourne → Gothenburg
Melbourne → Gothenburg
$ 1586
(fair price: $ 1333)
Auckland → Gothenburg
Auckland → Gothenburg
Auckland → Gothenburg
$ 1611
(fair price: $ 1401)
Montreal → Gothenburg
Montreal → Gothenburg
Montreal → Gothenburg
$ 993
(fair price: $ 867)

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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 10-01-2020.

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