Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Prices of groceries in Sweden

This is just a follow up of an article i wrote in 2007 about groceries(check out my archive).
My tip to every one who will like to move to Sweden or has just arrived in Sweden is that, stop converting prices to your local currency while in Sweden and instead seek advise by asking your neighbours the location of low- priced glocery shops. Do not expect much for there is no really big difference between them. Nothing is really cheap in Sweden and it is an expensive country to live in. Buy what you need and avoid subscribing for unnecesarry things that will not help you.You can ask people around you to tell you the cheapest shops in town for groceries and other articles you want. They are also second hand shops and you can visit blocket or your local newspaper pages to buy or look for furniture or whatever you might need for housing equipment. You just need to somebody to be shown them. There are also many shopping centers in the bigger towns and you can be lucky to make good deals that suit you. Here are estimated prices of certain basic items you will need:-(1 Euro = approx. 9 SEK )or ( I dollar =approx 6 SEK:)
Milk-(Mjölk) SEK 8/litre
Bread- (Bröd) SEK 10-20/loaf
Cornflakes box: SEK10- 30
Margarine/Butter: SEK 20 /500g tub
Cheese – (Ost) 30 to 50SEK 30-50/kg
Lamb: SEK 60-90/kg
Beef: SEK 70-140/kg
Pork: SEK 50-100/kg
Chicken:(Kyckling) SEK 30-50/kg
Chicken Legs(Kyckling klubbor)SEK 20-30/kg
Eggs: SEK 2 each
Rice: SEK 30-35/kg
Pasta: SEK 12/kg
Soda: SEK 5/33 cl
Cigarettes: SEK 35.50/packet
Beer: SEK 6-10/33 cl, 2.8 to 3% alcohol at a Grocery shopBeer: SEK 10-20/33 cl , 5.2 to 7% alcohol at Systembolaget - The Swedish alcohol retailing monopoly(Opens Mondays to Satudays) The cheapest beer is 33cl, 5.2%alcohol and cost 10kr.
Wine: SEK from 55 /75 cl bottle ( Systembolaget - the Swedish alcohol retailing monooly)
Newspaper:15 SEK
Cinema:85 SEK Theatre: SEK 50-200
City-centre bus ticket: 18 to 20 Kr
Dinner with wine or beer:200 to 300kr
Pizza: 55 to 65 kr
McBurger:20 to 58 kr
Bananas:14 to 19kr(kg)
Apples:12 to 16kr (kg)
Dinner is an average resturant with wine cost about 250 kr . Anyway there are cheaper restuarants in everytown depending on what you wanna eat. You might get good tips from a local.
I hope you do not buy cat food mistakenly like i did or get items and because you read the prices wrongly and be forced to give it back to the cashier because you cannot afford for it. Take all your time in the world if you have it to look for the best deals.Finally it is very expensive to get drunk in Sweden.