Stockholm university

Living costs

Like everywhere else, the cost of living in Stockholm will highly depend on your individual life style and habits. Here you can find more information about an average student budget and the minimum living expense requirement for a residence permit for studies. 

Students in Sweden should budget for at least 9,450 SEK per month to cover all of their living costs. Your monthly rent for accommodation will take the most of your budget and probably cost around 4,500 SEK, or perhaps even more. How much you pay for rent depends on the location, size, and type of housing. Below you can find a breakdown by Study in Sweden of how a monthly budget may look.

An underground train arrives.
Photo: Staffan Westerlund

Food: SEK 2,500
Accommodation: SEK 4,500
Local travel: SEK 550
Phone/internet: SEK 400
Miscellaneous: SEK 1,500
Total: SEK 9,450

Living costs on Study in Sweden

For students who need to apply for a residence permit for studies at the Swedish Migration Agency, the living expense requirement is at least SEK 9,450 per month.

Read more about the residence permit requirements

As a member of the Stockholm University Student Union, you can get a discounts on public transportation, coffee or tea at restaurants on campus, as well as discounts in hundreds of stores and the like around the country.

Benefits for Student Union members

Students from EU/EEA countries and students from other countries who hold a valid residence permit for studies are allowed to work alongside their studies. Note, however, that it may be difficult to find a part time job in Sweden if you do not speak Swedish.


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