Cost of Living in Skien

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1688
$3974
🛋️ Without rent
$896
$2560
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$792
$1414
🍽️ Food
$661
$1718
🚐 Transport
$79.8
$226
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3219
😀 Quality of life
67
🏙️ Population
55.5K

The average cost of living in Skien is $1688, which is in the top 24% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2228th out of 9294 in our global list and 24th out of 33 in Norway.

The median after-tax salary is $3219, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months. Ranked 3640th (TOP 39%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 22nd best city to live in Norway. With an estimated population of 55.5K, Skien is the 15th largest city in Norway.

✈️ Closest airport 3 km Skien Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Skien

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$20.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$102
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$12.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.17
 Cappuccino
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$796
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$635
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1300
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1233
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$77.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3339
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2463
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$4.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.16
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$27
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$4.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$14.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.69
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$32.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$71.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$135
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$346
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3722

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