Sweden Travel Budget - Visit Sweden on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Sweden?

You should plan to spend around $142 (kr1,496) per day on your vacation in Sweden. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (kr352) on meals
  • $19 (kr197) on local transportation
  • $140 (kr1,473) on hotels

A one week trip to Sweden for two people costs, on average, $1,989 (kr20,943). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Sweden cost?

A one week trip to Sweden usually costs around $995 (kr10,471) for one person and $1,989 (kr20,943) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Sweden on average costs around $1,989 (kr20,943) for one person and $3,979 (kr41,886) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Sweden will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Sweden on average costs around $4,263 (kr44,878) for one person and $8,525 (kr89,755) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Sweden?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Sweden is $303 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Sweden expensive to visit?

Sweden is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Sweden is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Turkey or Portugal.

For more details, see Is Sweden Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Sweden?

The average Sweden trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Sweden travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,473 ($140)
Local Transportation 1 kr197 ($19)
Food 2 kr352 ($33)
Entertainment 1 kr237 ($23)
Alcohol 2 kr130 - 391 ($12 - 37)
Accommodation Budget in Sweden
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Sweden is $70 (kr737). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Sweden is $140 (kr1,473). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Sweden

Looking for a hotel in Sweden? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Sweden based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $106. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Sweden
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Sweden is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (kr197) per person, per day, on local transportation in Sweden.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Sweden are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Sweden, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Malmö Bus Card

Food Budget in Sweden
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Sweden can vary, the average cost of food in Sweden is $33 (kr352) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Sweden should cost around $13 (kr141) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Sweden is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Sweden are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Sweden, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Breakfast

Entertainment Budget in Sweden
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Sweden typically cost an average of $23 (kr237) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Sweden
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $25 (kr261) on alcoholic beverages in Sweden per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Sweden
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.42 (kr25) on bottled water in Sweden per day. The public water in Sweden is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2023
Sweden On a Budget
Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Sweden is the largest of the Nordic countries in Northern Europe. Although up until the 17th century it was a very strong military power, for the last couple of hundred years, Sweden has proudly remained neutral in all military conflicts. It is a very peaceful country, with friendly and welcoming people that are eager to show you their country and culture.

Sweden has a comfortable summer and harsh winters. While most tourists head to Sweden during the pleasant summer months, if you do find yourself in Stockholm during the winter you can be assured that there are plenty of bars where you can pass the cold winter evenings. is a bustling city with plenty of bars to pass the cold winter evenings. During the summer months camping is a popular way to vacation throughout the country. International tourists and Swedes alike head into the countryside to enjoy a pleasant evening under the stars.

Although Sweden is a relatively large country, most visitors spend the bulk of there time in the southern region which has most of the popular cities and tourist sights. Distances between destinations in the south is relatively short so there is little need to take a domestic flight unless you are very short on time. Regardless, transportation in Sweden is quite expensive. There is an extensive train system that travels throughout the country. The best way to ensure you get a good deal is to book your tickets well in advance. Buses are a slightly cheaper alternative, particularly if you qualify for the youth discount.

Traditional Swedish cuisine is very hearty, taking into account the cold climate. Meatballs, hash, soup, and pickled herrings are some common staples. Restaurants can be somewhat expensive throughout Sweden. Your cheapest options will be the pizza and kebab restaurants that are common place throughout the larger cities. Coffee drinking is also a popular activity in Sweden. Many people pass the time sipping coffee in the cafes that are ubiquitous in most cities. The cafes often a wonderful social setting where you can chat and interact with friends or family. The coffee itself is actually much stronger than the American variety. You can also find most Italian varieties in most cafes throughout the country.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Lake Siljan: This lake is a popular vacation spot for Swedes in the summer. It's in the middle of the country in the Dalarna area and is the focus of much folklore and tradition. Although it's only the sixth largest lake in the country, it still see a high number of visitors every year.
Vasamuseet:This is an incredible wooden sea ship that sunk in the 1600s and has since been recovered and restored. Located on the island of Djurgarden in Stockholm, it's housed in an impressive museum that opened in 1990.
Falu Kopparbergsgruva: This is a historic copper mine from the 17th century that had a major impact on the Sweden economy. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Popular Foods
Swedish Meatballs: A Swedish staple, meatballs are served with a creamy gravy and a fruit jam. They're available in most restaurants, particularly those that offer traditional Swedish dishes.
Blabarssoppa: This is a traditional Swedish drink that is made from bilberries. It can be served either warm or cold and is usually thickened slightly with a starch. Bilberries are a fruit that grow in the wild throughout Scandinavia. The word is literally translated to mean "blueberry" although the actual fruit is not a blueberry.
Kroppkakor: This is a potato dumpling that is stuffed with pork and onions. It is most common in the southern regions of Sweden where it is served with butter, cream and lingonberry jam.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.