Travel budget in Sweden

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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:

$ 1795* (16002 SEK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 3672* (32718 SEK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 153 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 30 per person

Total budget:

$ 5820* (51870 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 2019

Cost of living: Sweden VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Sweden in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Sweden in 2019 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 32% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Trelleborg
Sollentuna 24% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sollentuna
Stockholm 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Stockholm
Uppsala 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Uppsala
Arvika 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Arvika
Lund 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lund
Gothenburg 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Gothenburg

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Local prices in Sweden by expense type

Restaurant budget in Sweden

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sweden is 6% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 10 to $ 16)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 35/person
($ 27 to $ 46)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9/person
($ 7.8 to $ 10.2)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.3 for 500ml
($ 6.2 to $ 8.4)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.9/cup
($ 3.3 to $ 5)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Sweden

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sweden costs 22% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 73/night
($ 70 to $ 77)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 81 to $ 124)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 102 to $ 176)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 173/night
($ 144 to $ 210)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 337/night
($ 247 to $ 475)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 82/month
($ 73 to $ 95)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 132
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 130/month
($ 112 to $ 153)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 175/month
($ 147 to $ 207)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 108/month
($ 94 to $ 130)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 223/month
($ 157 to $ 305)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Sweden

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sweden costs 8% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

45% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.5/500g
($ 1.7 to $ 3.3)

12% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.9)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 2.3 to $ 4.1)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.4/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 12)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.5/kg
($ 6.7 to $ 14)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 2 to $ 3.8)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 3.3)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.2/kg
($ 2.3 to $ 4.5)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2/salad
($ 1.3 to $ 2.9)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1.1 to $ 2.3)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 9 to $ 23)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Sweden

On average, the price of transport in Sweden is 39% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 4.5)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 90/month
($ 63 to $ 101)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.8/km
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

3% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.8)

122% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.6
($ 4.5 to $ 7.9)

48% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 6 to $ 152)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Sweden

On average, the cost of housing in Sweden costs 45% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 78/month
($ 45 to $ 159)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 34/month
($ 23 to $ 46)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 903/month
($ 562 to $ 1459)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 652/month
($ 416 to $ 1122)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1455/month
($ 1010 to $ 2244)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1074/month
($ 775 to $ 1683)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 39/month
($ 23 to $ 57)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 152/month
($ 113 to $ 169)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 2063/yr
($ 2063 to $ 11103)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Leisure activity budget in Sweden

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sweden is 27% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 14 to $ 17)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 14 to $ 40)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Sweden

On average, shopping budget in Sweden is 28% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.3/pack
($ 6.7 to $ 7.5)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 96
($ 57 to $ 125)

98% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 29 to $ 57)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 98
($ 69 to $ 136)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 132
($ 91 to $ 202)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Gothenburg
New York City → Gothenburg
New York City → Gothenburg
$ 917
(fair price: $ 709)
Edinburgh → Gothenburg
Edinburgh → Gothenburg
Edinburgh → Gothenburg
$ 168
(fair price: $ 131)
Dublin → Gothenburg
Dublin → Gothenburg
Dublin → Gothenburg
$ 136
(fair price: $ 104)
Toronto (Ontario) → Stockholm
Toronto (Ontario) → Stockholm
Toronto (Ontario) → Stockholm
$ 844
(fair price: $ 744)
Sydney → Stockholm
Sydney → Stockholm
Sydney → Stockholm
$ 1275
(fair price: $ 1093)
Manchester → Stockholm
Manchester → Stockholm
Manchester → Stockholm
$ 204
(fair price: $ 161)
Manchester → Gothenburg
Manchester → Gothenburg
Manchester → Gothenburg
$ 185
(fair price: $ 149)
Melbourne → Stockholm
Melbourne → Stockholm
Melbourne → Stockholm
$ 1280
(fair price: $ 1144)
Dublin → Stockholm
Dublin → Stockholm
Dublin → Stockholm
$ 223
(fair price: $ 169)
Montreal → Stockholm
Montreal → Stockholm
Montreal → Stockholm
$ 887
(fair price: $ 788)
Los Angeles → Stockholm
Los Angeles  → Stockholm
Los Angeles  → Stockholm
$ 778
(fair price: $ 655)
Edinburgh → Stockholm
Edinburgh → Stockholm
Edinburgh → Stockholm
$ 219
(fair price: $ 176)
Perth → Stockholm
Perth → Stockholm
Perth → Stockholm
$ 1263
(fair price: $ 1091)
Los Angeles → Gothenburg
Los Angeles  → Gothenburg
Los Angeles  → Gothenburg
$ 972
(fair price: $ 704)
New York City → Stockholm
New York City → Stockholm
New York City → Stockholm
$ 631
(fair price: $ 557)
Auckland → Stockholm
Auckland → Stockholm
Auckland → Stockholm
$ 1470
(fair price: $ 1303)
Sydney → Gothenburg
Sydney → Gothenburg
Sydney → Gothenburg
$ 1450
(fair price: $ 1249)
Toronto (Ontario) → Gothenburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Gothenburg
Toronto (Ontario) → Gothenburg
$ 979
(fair price: $ 825)
London → Stockholm
London → Stockholm
London → Stockholm
$ 125
(fair price: $ 108)
London → Gothenburg
London → Gothenburg
London → Gothenburg
$ 114
(fair price: $ 97)
Melbourne → Gothenburg
Melbourne → Gothenburg
Melbourne → Gothenburg
$ 1562
(fair price: $ 1323)

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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 16-11-2019.

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