The cost of living can vary greatly depending on where in Sweden you plan to live. In the larger cities, prices can be significantly higher than in other areas of the country. It is also important to note that although most people will find the cost of living to be higher in Sweden than in their home countries, the average Swedish income is also relatively high.
To get an approximate idea of average prices in Sweden, the following estimates for goods and services apply for much of the country:
1 liter of milk SEK 8
1 kilo of bananas SEK 14-18
Movie ticket SEK 80-100
1 liter of gasoline SEK 14 +
Monthly commuting costs on subways, buses and trains – SEK 690-1,100
At least SEK 4,000–6,000 should be budgeted every month for food, clothing and other expenses for a single person — depending on where in Sweden you happen to live.