Cologne vs Oslo - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Oslo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$2206
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$4933
🏠 One person rent
$800
$1203
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$2020
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$638
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$183
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$3548
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
37 km
🎓 Higher education
91
84
😀 Quality of life
95
93
🏙️ Population
1.08M
693K

The cost of living in Cologne is 32% less expensive than in Oslo. Cities ranked 2657th and 321st ($1502 vs $2206) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Germany and Norway, respectively. Check Germany vs Norway comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 1.6 months in Oslo. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Oslo ranked 1st in Norway, while ranked 15th and 38th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Oslo

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Cologne Oslo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$17.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$84.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$12.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$9.47
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$4.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$3.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$1204
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$972
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$2082
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1679
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$214
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$46.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
2.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$9897
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$7432
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$83.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$24.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$2.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$2.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$2.96
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$4.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$14.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$27.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$3.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$3.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$18.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$3.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$5.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$4.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$2.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$42.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$16.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$89.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$39.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$95.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$93.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$337
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$10489

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.7 mi Baerum
$2027
25 km or 16 mi Lillestrom
$2117
27 km or 17 mi Asker
$1737
35 km or 22 mi Jessheim
$1727
36 km or 22 mi Drammen
$1834
50 km or 31 mi Moss
$1870
57 km or 35 mi Horten
$1739
68 km or 42 mi Kongsberg
$1650
71 km or 44 mi Tonsberg
$1704
74 km or 46 mi Sarpsborg
$1554
78 km or 48 mi Fredrikstad
$1822
92 km or 57 mi Sandefjord
$1683
96 km or 60 mi Halden
$1571
100 km or 62 mi Hamar
$1956
103 km or 64 mi Skien
$1688
104 km or 65 mi Larvik
$1899
106 km or 66 mi Porsgrunn
$1640
106 km or 66 mi Arvika
$1201
108 km or 67 mi Gjovik
$1721
135 km or 84 mi Lillehammer
$1735
165 km or 103 mi Karlstad
$1135
186 km or 115 mi Uddevalla
$1118
194 km or 120 mi Vanersborg
$1249
197 km or 122 mi Arendal
$1608
201 km or 125 mi Trollhattan
$1057
220 km or 137 mi Mariestad
$1251
241 km or 150 mi Mora
$996
245 km or 152 mi Skovde
$1296
247 km or 154 mi Ludvika
$1383
252 km or 156 mi Kristiansand
$1682
259 km or 161 mi Gothenburg
$1442
260 km or 162 mi Orebro
$1216
261 km or 162 mi Molndal
$1466
266 km or 166 mi Borlange
$1174
275 km or 171 mi Boras
$1132
276 km or 171 mi Frederikshavn
$1108
281 km or 175 mi Falun
$975
303 km or 188 mi Sandnes
$1761
304 km or 189 mi Stavanger
$1850
305 km or 190 mi Bergen
$1747