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
Local travel 2,800
- Total per semester (5 months) 43,300
- Total per month 8,660
Costs for 2021, please see updated estimation at www.studyinsweden.com
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.