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Cost of Living in Norway

Cost of Living in Norway

Norway has one of the highest levels of income in the world. However, the cost of living is also significantly higher than in many other places. If you are wondering, how much it would cost for you to actually live there, and how much you could save up while living in Norway, you will probably find the answer in this article. These prices have been taken from an open online source (Numbeo), and can change over time. Use them only for reference, but do not take them as a fact.

For your reference, here are the exchange rates as of today:

1 Euro = 8,50 Norwegian kroner
1 U.S. dollar = 6,20 Norwegian kroner

All prices are in NOK:

Food

Oslo

Stavanger

Bergen

Tromso

Trondheim

Milk (1 litre)

14.65

15.28

14.45

15.00

14.96

Bread (white, 500 g)

24.72

25.32

26.88

25.00

22.50

Cheese (1 kg)

81.06

84.49

85.43

125.00

87.35

Apples (1 kg)

20.75

22.43

23.17

18.50

22.67

Domestic Beer (0.5 litre)

27.65

30.00

26.97

33.00

28.08

Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)

94.00

92.50

94.50

120.00

93.00

Being the capital of the country, you would think Oslo is the most expensive city. Yet it turns out that others, like Stavanger or Tromso can be even more expensive to live in. However, the food price levels are generally not that different across the country, and differences can be seen only on specific items.

Transportation & Utilities

 Oslo

 Stavanger

Bergen

Tromso

Trondheim

One-way ticket (public transport)

30.00

32.00

29.00

42.00

40.00

Monthly pass

630.00

650.00

690.00

680.00

600.00

Gasoline (1 litre)

14.61

15.00

15.07

15.85

14.87

Basic utilities (electricity, heating, water, etc.), 85m2 apartment

1,635.15

1,991.85

1,915.54

1,416.67

2,341.28

Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited)

307.47

339,33

299.50

562.50

299.30

Rent (1 bedroom, city centre)

10,079.96

13,090.00

9,250.00

10,250.00

10,062.50

Rent (3 bedrooms, city centre)

18,575.00

23,987.50

18,375.00

25,000.00

16,142.86

Cinema ticket

110.00

110.00

110.00

110.00

110.00