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

Should you visit Lulea or Uppsala?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Lulea and Uppsala 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.

Uppsala

Uppsala is a college town in Sweden, located about 40 minutes north of Stockholm. Home to two universities, Uppsala is the 4th largest city in Sweden and features a huge diversity in culture. The Fyris River divides the city into the historic and modern sides of the city, each one with their own unique culture and sights to see. The area features fairly cool weather year-round, with temperatures in the 30's Fahrenheit from November-April and May-October seeing temperatures in the 40's and 50's Fahrenheit. The best time to visit it from May-July when temperatures are at their highest and there's plenty of sunshine.

Which city is cheaper, Uppsala 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 Uppsala is $136. 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 Uppsala 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 Uppsala can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $89, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $178.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lulea $55
    Uppsala $89
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lulea $110
    Uppsala $178

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.

Food in Uppsala costs travelers about $32 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Lulea $36
    Uppsala $32

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.

To get around in Uppsala, the average visitor spends $20 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lulea $21
    Uppsala $20

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Uppsala

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

  • Uppsala City to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) - Departure Private Transfer: $73

Is it cheaper to fly into Lulea or Uppsala?

Prices for flights to both Uppsala 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.

In Uppsala, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $19 per person, per day.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lulea $16
    Uppsala $19

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 Uppsala

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Uppsala.

  • Swedish Lifestyle and Private Walking Tour of Uppsala: $160
  • Private group walking tour - Uppsala Big 6 attractions: $511

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.

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Uppsala, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $17.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lulea $18
    Uppsala $17


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lulea and Uppsala, we can see that Uppsala is more expensive. And not only is Lulea much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Lulea would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lulea 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 Uppsala would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Uppsala than you might in Lulea.

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