Cost of living
Below is a list of approximate expenses to consider when planning a budget for an academic semester in Karlstad (SEK = Swedish crowns).
Approximate expenses in SEK
Rent for accommodation 19,000
Purchase bed clothes 400
Medical and personal care 1,000
Course literature 4,000
Hobbies, entertainment, travel 3,000
Total per semester (5 months) 40,400
Total per month 8,080
Credit cards are accepted in most places in Sweden, in particular VISA, Euro card, MasterCard and American Express. Please check before you leave home that the card is valid during your whole stay in Sweden. It is also a good idea to check whether your bank at home has a Swedish banking partner.