The Most Expensive Cities in Sweden

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Sweden in a Scandinavian country located in the far north of Europe, bordering Finland and Norway. The country is known for its extreme beauty, gorgeous cities, and its high cost of living. The entire country of Sweden encompasses 173,745 sq mi of land that is inhabited by more than 9.6 million people. Sweden has the 8th highest per capita income in the world, and consistently ranks very high with regards to healthcare, education, quality of life, human development, and civil liberties. Sweden is a desirable place to live in and is home to many wonderful cities. We are going to examine the most expensive cities in Sweden that have the highest costs of living.

5. Linköping

Located in Souther Sweden in the city of Linköping. Linköping is a smaller city with a population of only 148,859 people and is the capital of Östergötland County. The city is well known for its universities and being a high-tech city. Linköping has made plans to be a completely carbon-free city by 2025. The city has a consumer price index of 94.34 and the average one bedroom apartment costs $610 dollars a month.

4. Uppsala

Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden and it is located in the southeastern region of the country. The city is well known for being the location for the head of the Swedish Church since 1164. The city is also well known for having the oldest university in Scandinavia, Uppsala University, which was founded in 1477. Uppsala is also known as the pharmaceutical and biomedical research center of Sweden. The city has a population of 140,454 inhabitants and has a consumer price index of 98.09. An average single bedroom apartment costs $800 dollars a month.

3. Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and was officially founded in 1621. The city is located on the west coast of Sweden and is right on the water, making it an important port city. Gothtenburg has a metropolitan population of over 960,000 people. The city itself was ranked as the 12th most inventive city by Forbes magazine. Gothenburg has a consumer price index of 93.6 with the average one bedroom apartment costing $1,018 dollars a month.

2. Örebro

Örebro is the capital of the Örebro Municipality and is a city located in south central Sweden with a population of just 140,000 people. The city itself is fairly small and is known for its old town part of the city. The city received a consumer price index of 97.73 with the average one bedroom apartment costing $1,020 dollars a month. An average meal for two in this city costs around $83 dollars.

1. Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and its largest city with a total metropolitan population of around 2.2 million.  This global city is located on top of 14 different islands on mouth of Lake Mälaren. The city is known for its landmarks, being the capital, and the cultural and financial capital of Scandinavia. Stockholm alone makes up 1/3 of Sweden’s total gross domestic product. Stockholm has a consumer price index rating of 99.07 with the average one room apartment costing close to$1,300 dollars a month.

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