Stockholm Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2023

One of northern Europe’s most beautiful cities, Stockholm is definitely worth a look for anyone who can fit it into their itinerary. Some things here (including alcohol in bars) can be shockingly expensive, but at least quality is high and the city is unique.

The city center is compact enough to enjoy in a few days, centering around the royal palace on Gamla Stan island.

Is Stockholm Expensive or Cheap?

Stockholm has a reputation for being expensive, and it absolutely deserves it. This is among the priciest cities on the planet for a tourist, to the point that it can break the budget of a backpacker even if they are just there for a quick look.

The attractions and the transportation are also priced at a level that puts them at the top end for all of Europe. The touristy parts of the city center are fairly compact so a person can just walk around and admire the wonderful shops and attractive locals, but once you want to actually do something it’s going to cost quite a bit.

Stockholm City Featured Image

Travel Costs to Stockholm

Population 850,000
Area 1,300,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Swedish kronor
Airports Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), Stockholm-Skavsta Airport (NYO), Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$97.88
1 USD = 10.8600 SEK
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Stockholm

Stockholm Hotel Seasons

Stockholm Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar42.36 - 64.46
starstarstarstarstar45.49 - 93.55
starstarstarstarstar48.62 - 134.44
starstarstarstarstar70.90 - 188.77
starstarstarstarstar138.12 - 216.85

Stockholm Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed16.57 - 31.31

Stockholm Attractions Prices

Best tours in Stockholm

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Royal PalaceThis 300-year-old building is a popular stop for many tourists.
adults
ages 7-17
17.50
8.75
Sightseeing boat tourA company runs hop-on, hop-off boat tours all around Stockholm, with a 24-hour pass. There are other options as well.
adults
20.26
Vasa MuseumThis popular museum's main attraction is a well-preserved 17th Century ship.
adults
17.50
ABBA The MuseumAfter years of planning this museum dedicated to Sweden's most famous musical export is open.
adults
child with adult
26.70
10.13

Stockholm Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost hotels include breakfast in the rate. If not, you've your options are fast food or paying a lot.5.52 - 8.29
Budget lunchMany casual restaurants have a daily lunch offer that is a pretty good deal.7.37 - 11.97
Budget dinnerMeals at nicer restaurants will cost more than this. Smorgasbords are common in Stockholm and often within this range.11.05 - 17.50
Beer (pint)Beer, even in local bars, is expensive in Stockholm, and at clubs and nice restaurants it's outrageous.6.45 - 9.21

Stockholm Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from ARN airport to city center44.38 - 47.88
Express train from ARN to city center25.78
Express bus from ARN to city center9.12 - 11.23
3km taxi ride in Stockholm6.63 - 11.97
Subway ride in Stockholm3.50 - 6.63
All-day travelcard for public transport11.05

Getting to Stockholm

Getting around Stockholm

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When to visit Stockholm

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January31231.5
February31231.1
March37271.0
April48341.2
May60431.2
June69521.8
July71562.8
August69552.6
September59482.2
October50422.0
November40332.1
December34261.8

Stockholm Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:48am6:04pm
21 Jun3:31am10:09pm
21 Sep6:31am6:51pm
21 Dec8:44am2:48pm

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