Cost of Living in Karlstad

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1135
$2579
🛋️ Without rent
$561
$1585
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$574
$993
🍽️ Food
$378
$980
🚐 Transport
$74.7
$203
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2827
😀 Quality of life
66
🏙️ Population
65.9K

The average cost of living in Karlstad is $1135, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4207th out of 9294 in our global list and 45th out of 60 in Sweden.

The median after-tax salary is $2827, which is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months. Ranked 3827th (TOP 41%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 40th best city to live in Sweden. With an estimated population of 65.9K, Karlstad is the 22nd largest city in Sweden.

✈️ Closest airport 12 km Karlstad Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 8.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1383 Karlstad University
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Prices in Karlstad

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$39.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.86
 Cappuccino
$3.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$641
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$462
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1098
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$839
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2487
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$69.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.77
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.98
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.86
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$22.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$71
👟 Brand Sneakers
$78.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2901

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