A Travel Price Comparison for Sweden Lulea vs. Malmo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lulea or Malmo?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Lulea and Malmo can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Lulea

Lulea is in northern Sweden, in Norrbotten. It's a mid sized city with about 70,000 residents. It also has a technical university, the Lulea University of Technology, which was created in 1971. The city of Lulea is located at the mouth of Lule River on the Gulf of Bothnia. The city's economy is focused on research, education, trade and services. The university's educational programs appeal to new businesses that range from local companies to multinational corporations. There is also a prominant IT sector in the city.

Malmo

Located on the southern tip of Sweden, in the province of Skane, Malmo is Sweden's third largest city. It has a very international population with about a third of the residents being from countries other than Sweden. This diversity is evident within Malmo, which is rich in culture, interesting food, and an array of entertainment options. Historically, Malmo was an industrial city with a ship building company, Kockums being the area's largest employer. Today, however, the city is much more economicaly diverse with many eco friendly neighborhoods and plenty of suburban style housing.

Which city is cheaper, Malmo or Lulea?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Lulea is $105, while the average daily cost in Malmo is $81. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Lulea and Malmo in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Lulea is $110. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

The prices for places to stay in Malmo can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $48, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $96.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lulea $55
    Malmo $48
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lulea $110
    Malmo $96

Food

The price of a meal in Lulea can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $36 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $14 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

On average, meal and food prices in Malmo cost around $26 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $10.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Lulea $36
    Malmo $26

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $21 per day to get around in Lulea.

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Malmo than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $7.94 on transportation in Malmo on average per day.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lulea $21
    Malmo $7.94

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lulea

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Lulea:

  • Lulea Private Transfer from Central Lulea to Lulea Airport: $100
  • Lulea City Center to Lulea Airport (LLA) - Departure Private Transfer: $70

Typical Local Transportation prices in Malmo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Malmo:


  • Malmö Bus Card
    $23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Malmo

Also for Malmo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Airport Limousine Transfer: Malmö City to Kastrup Airport 1-7 Passengers: $266
  • Airport Limousine Transfer: Malmö City to Sturup Airport 1-7 Passengers: $114
  • Airport Limousine Transfer: Sturup Airport to Malmö City 1-7 passengers: $114
  • First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Malmö City to Kastrup Airport: $349
  • First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Malmö City to Sturup Airport: $150
  • First Class Airport Limousine Transfer: Sturup Airport to Malmö City: $150
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Malmö Sturup Airport to Copenhagen City - One Way: $351
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Malmö Sturup Airport to Malmö City - One Way: $83
  • Malmo City Center to Malmo Airport (MMX) - Departure Private Transfer: $50
  • Malmo Private Transfer from Central Malmo to Malmo Airport: $108
  • Malmö City to Copenhagen hotel or address - Private Car Transfer: $91
  • Malmö City to Kastrup hotel/address - Private Car Transfer: $97

Is it cheaper to fly into Lulea or Malmo?

Prices for flights to both Malmo and Lulea change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $16 per person, per day in Lulea. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Sightseeing expenses in Malmo, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $16 per day, per person.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lulea $16
    Malmo $16

Tours and Activities in Lulea

Here are a few actual costs in Lulea for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Northern Lights tour in a luxury minibuss: $181

Tours and Activities in Malmo

For Malmo, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Skip the Line: Disgusting Food Museum Entrance Ticket: $23

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Lulea may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $18 per day on alcoholic beverages.

Typically, people visiting Malmo spend on average $36 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lulea $18
    Malmo $36


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lulea and Malmo, we can see that Lulea is more expensive. And not only is Malmo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Malmo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Malmo and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Lulea would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lulea than you might in Malmo.

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