Currency exchange rate: 1 USD = 8.31 SEK
Cost of Living in Stockholm
Below are tables of how much I spent for each item. On the left is what price I paid in Stockholm currency (Swedish Krona), and on the right is the amount converted into USD.
Disclaimer: I was experiencing large amounts of jetlag and insomnia so it affected my meal consumption (I ended up skipping a few meals, which I do not advise).
Food and Drinks
|Beef Teriyaki Meal at Sushi Restaurant||90 SEK||$11.02|
|Vietnamese Vermicelli Meal||90 SEK||$11.02|
|Juice at Joe & The Juice||48 SEK||$5.88|
|12 oz. Coca Cola||13 SEK||$1.59|
|Sparkling Water||22 SEK||$2.69|
|Pub Crawl Pass||100 SEK||$12.24|
|Tall Boy Beer from 7-11||22 SEK||$2.69|
|Beer from Pub Crawl (Was Discounted)||52 SEK||$6.36|
|Bus from Airport to Hostel||198 SEK||$24.24|
|Exchange Fee (Exchanged cash at airport for a fee)||50||$6.12|
|Combination Lock (for hostel locker)||45||$5.51|
|Entertainment (includes alcohol)||$21.30|
|Total – 805 SEK||$98.53|
Tips on Traveling Affordably in Stockholm
- Stockholm does seem to serve water for free in restaurants. But my advice will always be to purchase a LifeStraw water bottle so you don’t have to buy water everywhere you go. It can filter up to 1,000 liters of water!
- Drinks can be quite expensive in Stockholm, so if you’re going out, make sure to go to the nearest 7-11/supermarket and buy their 6 pack of tall boy beers to pregame. Unlike most European countries, Stockholm doesn’t allow alcohol on the streets, JFYI!
- If you’re doing some sight seeing, plan Gamla stan, Stortorget, and City Hall all on the same day – you can hit all of these by foot so you don’t need to buy a metro pass!
- Check out their free things to do (I’ll make a post later about this.)
Obviously I didn’t name that many purchases, but I hope this gives you a better sense of prices in Sweden!