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Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

How much does it cost to travel to Stockholm?

You should plan to spend around $168 (kr1,821) per day on your vacation in Stockholm. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (kr388) on meals
  • $20 (kr220) on local transportation
  • $191 (kr2,078) on hotels

A one week trip to Stockholm for two people costs, on average, $2,346 (kr25,487). 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 Stockholm cost?

A one week trip to Stockholm usually costs around $1,173 (kr12,744) for one person and $2,346 (kr25,487) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Stockholm on average costs around $2,346 (kr25,487) for one person and $4,692 (kr50,975) 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 Stockholm will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Stockholm on average costs around $5,027 (kr54,616) for one person and $10,054 (kr109,232) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Stockholm 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 Stockholm expensive to visit?

Prices in Stockholm are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Stockholm is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Mont-Saint-Michel or Salzburg.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Stockholm Expensive?

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr2,078 ($191)
Local Transportation 1 kr220 ($20)
Food 2 kr388 ($36)
Entertainment 1 kr272 ($25)
Alcohol 2 kr141 - 423 ($13 - 39)
Accommodation Budget in Stockholm
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Stockholm is $96 (kr1,039). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Stockholm is $191 (kr2,078). 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 Stockholm

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

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Stockholm based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $78. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Stockholm
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Stockholm is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $20 (kr220) per person, per day, on local transportation in Stockholm.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Stockholm
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Stockholm can vary, the average cost of food in Stockholm is $36 (kr388) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Stockholm should cost around $14 (kr155) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Stockholm is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Stockholm?

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

  • Breakfast

Entertainment Budget in Stockholm
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Stockholm typically cost an average of $25 (kr272) 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.

The Go City Stockholm Pass offers great discounts on attractions in Stockholm. With the Go City Explorer pass, you can choose to visit specific sights and attractions at a discount. Or, you can visit as many included attractions as you like with a multi-day All-Inclusive Pass. The average visitor saves 30% off of the regular admission prices.

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Alcohol Budget in Stockholm
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $26 (kr282) on alcoholic beverages in Stockholm 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 Stockholm
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.34 (kr25) on bottled water in Stockholm per day. The public water in Stockholm is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2023
Stockholm on a Budget
Stockholm Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and is made up of over 14 islands that are connected by countless bridges. Water is an integral part of the city, but so are parks and gardens. The city is covered in strategically positioned green space. Together, the water and parkland cover more than half of the city's area, giving this bustling city a breath of fresh air.

Stockholm's temperature is not as cold as you might expect given the country's northern location. July and August are the wettest months and the summer temperatures hover around 20 to 25 degrees Celsius. The fall months are cooler and damp and the winter months, from December to March see temperatures around 3 degrees Celsius. Snow can happen between late November and early April. Spring is drier and temperatures hover around 9 degrees Celsius.

Despite its cold climate, Stockholm makes excellent use of the outdoors. It's a city that makes you want to be outside. There is a modern cosmopolitan vibe, but also a wonderful old town that is enjoyable to explore. Stockholm is full of energy and vibrancy, and has a feeling of freshness.
In addition to the natural beauty of Stockholm, there are plenty of sights and attractions that are worth visiting. These include the impressive building that is the City Hall, the Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace, and the Skansen open air museum. Also be sure you allow yourself plenty of time to wander around the impressive old town area, Gamla Stan. This is the most compact and scenic part of the city.
Stockholm is divided into a handful of districts, but you will find the majority of the attractions in "innerstaden", which is the inner city. The inner city itself is divided into three different sections. These divisions are created by waterways. The mainland area which includes Norrmalm, Vasastan and Ostermalm, is one district. Norrmalm is the central business district and it has many malls, museums, hotels and restaurants. It's also where you will find the central railway station. Vasastan is predominantly residential with some shopping and nightlife. Ostermalm has some tourist sights, upscale shopping, and a handful of museums.

The islands of Gamla Stan and Sodermalm, are a second distrct. Gamla Stan is where you'll find the northern part of the Old Town and quaint cobblestone streets. Sodermalm has great views of the city, some restaurants, bars and shops.

The third district is the island of Kungsholmen. Here there is a more suburban atmosphere with some shopping, restaurants and bars. Once you leave the inner city area, you'll find that Stockholm takes on more of a suburban vibe.

There are many interesting tours available around Stockholm. In particular, boat tours can be a fun way to see the city. Other popular activities include sporting events such as soccer, ice hockey and skiing.
Food and Dining
Stockholm is notoriously an expensive place to eat out. There are many restaurants to choose from, most of which offer excellent food, but there are few options for those on a tight budget. In general, if you're hoping to save money, it's best to stick to the fast food bars, British style pubs, and some of the ethnic restaurants around town. Some Asian, Indian and Mexican restaurants offer all you can eat buffets at lunch that are not too expensive. It's also possible to pick up food at a supermarket and prepare your own meal. Also try and stay at a hotel or hostel that includes breakfast in the price of the room. Head to the suburbs for a cheaper meal as well, because the downtown area is usually more expensive.

If you happen to be in town during the month of December, make sure you try the "julbord", or Christmas buffet that is available at many restaurants. This is a version of the traditional Swedish smorgasbord that includes traditional seasonal dishes like ham and pickled herring.

There is a great public transit system that is probably the best way to travel around Stockholm. Biking is another alternative, and it gives you and opportunity to have a more hands on experience in the city and fully embrace the area's parks and wonderful fresh air. There are taxis available, but they are quite expensive and generally not worth it unless you find yourself stuck in the midst of winter when walking or waiting for a bus just doesn't seem appealing.

Public transportation includes a subway, commuter train and bus system. There is also a light rail and ferry services. The metro is called the Tunnelbana and it has 100 stations that are spread throughout the downtown and most of the inner suburbs. It's a very extensive system and is one of the best ways to travel in the city.


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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.