Facts About Gas Prices In Sweden
September 22, 2018 2:31 PM

Facts About Gas Prices In Sweden
I stopped by this OKQ8 gas station here in Karlskrona in Sweden today to capture today's gas prices.

I think Sweden has a reputation, internationally, of having high gas prices, compared to the rest of the world. And it is true that only nine countries in the world have higher gas prices than Sweden. But if you take the price of gas in relation to the avarage Swede's income, Sweden end up as number 143 on the list of gas prices around the world.

I myself do not drive very much here in Sweden, partially because of the high gas prices (because I do think they are high). But also because I am not very fond of driving. So I take the bus to work and the rest of my activities are nearby where I live. Therefore I spend about 400 SEK per month on gas.

To give you an idea of why we have such high gas prices in sweden I have put together some facts about gas prices in Sweden. I have also compiled a current list of the gas prices in Sweden today.

Facts about gas prices in Sweden

- In Sweden we have high enviromental taxes and taxes on gas and diesel, about 60 percent. Only 40 percent of what we pay at the gas pump fluctuates with the market price.

- We have someething called "gas tax" in Sweden which consist of two parts, the energy tax and the carbon dioxide tax. Both these taxes has gone up over the past ten years, which is why the gas tax also has gone over the past ten years.

- If the gas tax did not exist, we Swedes would pay about 7 - 8 SEK per litre for our gas.

- In 2018, the average price for 1 litre of gas in Sweden was 15,26 SEK, compared to 12,58 SEK in 2008.

- The gas Sweden import is often imported in US dollars, which means that the US dollar's strength affects the gas price in Sweden. Therefore the main reason gas prices have risen so heavily now is the sharp rise in crude oil prices in 2018, about 25 percent. In addition, the dollar has strengthened.

- All in all, the gas in Sweden has become more expensive over the past 30 years. With the 1980 gas price level, 1 litre of gas would have cost 9,37 SEK today. Almost half the price compared to today's gas prices in Sweden.

Gas prices today - september 22, 2018

Facts About Gas Prices In Sweden

Currency today: 1 USD = 8,7 SEK

Type of gas Amount Price SEK Price USD
95 octane 1 litre 15,61 1,64
98 octane 1 litre 16,61 1,75
Diesel 1 litre 15,71 1,66
E85 1 litre 10,51 1,11

My hybrid car

Facts About Gas Prices In Sweden
This is my car, a Toyota Auris hybrid, modell year 2016.

Facts About Gas Prices In Sweden
It is a hybrid car, which means that it runs on both gas and electricity.

This type of car, the hybrid car, is classified as an enviromental car in Sweden and it is tax free the first five years. Which is nice. I had to pay about 2 300 SEK per year in tax for my old car, a Volvo V70 model year 1999. Another great thing about my new car (I bought it a month ago), the hybrid, is that it only use about 0,5 litres of gas per 10 kilometeres. My old car used twice as much.

So you can keep your gas cost down in Sweden, by driving an enviromental car and by getting around by other ways than driving. I suppose that is why we have high gas prices in Sweden, to make people change their behaviour when it comes to using gas. Because it does pollute the world quite a bit.

However, I have no idea if this method, with high gas taxes, has an impact on how much gas we use here in Sweden. I guess it does influence me a bit though, because, for example, I might not drive somewhere if taking the bus or the train is cheaper. So perhaps having high gas taxes in Sweden is not all that bad, if it contributes to reducing the pollution in the world in some way. But that is just my thought, not a fact. ;)

//A.L

Source: DN.se


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Update On Current Food And Gas Prices In Sweden
October 8, 2012 7:22 PM

   

One of the most popular posts on this blog, where I continually get a lot of traffic to from search engines, is Food And Gas Prices In Sweden Today. And because I published that post about one year ago (on August 11, 2011) I thought it was time for a post with an update of the current food and gas prices in Sweden. So today I went to the local supermarket CityGross again here in Karlskrona in Sweden, the same supermarket I checked food prices in last year, to see if any food prices had changed since then - which they had. In fact, when I compared the same food items I checked last year with how much they cost today, most of them had become more expensive. However, some had also become cheaper.

Update On Current Food And Gas Prices In Sweden
The Swedish supermarket CityGross here in Karlskrona in Sweden, where I checked food prices today.

Update On Current Food And Gas Prices In Sweden
And the JET gas station here in Lyckeby in Sweden, where I checked today's gas prices.

Now the JET gas station is also the same gas station where I got my gas price information in last year's post. And, like most of the Swedish food prices, the gas price had also increased since last year. Though I do think gas has become more expensive all over the world, but I am not sure about food prices?

Anyway, below are the lists of the complete Update On Current Food And Gas Prices In Sweden today. The food prices are from well known Swedish and international brands, just like last year. And today's gas prices are gathered from the same sources as last year as well. The prices in the lists are listed in Swedish Kronas, SEK, and US Dollars, USD. Also, because of the slight change in the USD currency since last year the price increases and decreases look a bit different between SEK and USD.

Explanations: kg = kilograms, g = grams, (Swe) = Swedish origin, (-/+) = change since last year

Currency today: 1 USD = 6,6 SEK (+0,10)

Food items Amount Price SEK Price USD
Milk 1 litre 7,95 (-1,55) 1,19 (-0,32)
Eggs 6 12,95 1,94 (-0,09)
Flour 1 kg 10,95 (+2) 1,64 (+0,23)
Sugar 1 kg 9,95 (+3) 1,49 (+0,40)
Spaghetti 1 kg 11,50 (-2,45) 1,73 (-0,46)
Macaronis 1 kg 11,50 (-0,45) 1,73 (-0,15)
Coffee 500 g 31,95 (-9) 4,79 (-1,64)
Ketchup 1,320 kg 24,95 (+5) 3,74 (+0,61)
Fish sticks 450g (+50 g) 14,95 2,24 (-0,09)
Whole chicken (Swe) 1 kg 32,95 (+13) 4,94 (+1,81)
Pork chops (Swe) 1 kg 69,95 (+5) 10,50 (+0,30)
Beef (Swe) 1 kg 109 (+19,05) 16,36 (+2,24)
Ground beef (Swe) 1 kg 59,95 (-10) 9,00 (-1,98)
Falukorv (Swe sausage) 800 g 24,95 (+4) 3,74 (+0,45)
Isterband (Swe sausage) 330 g 20,95 (+2) 3,14 (+0,17)
Tomatoes 1 kg 29,95 (+10) 4,49 (+1,36)
Cucumber 1 kg 29,95 4,49 (-0,21)
Onions 1 kg 9,95 (-5) 1,49 (-0,86)
Apples 1 kg 19,95 2,99 (-0,14)
Pears 1 kg 24,95 (+9) 3,74 (+1,24)
Bananas 1 kg 19,95 (+2) 2,99 (+0,17)
Coca Cola 0,33 litres 6,50 0,98
Chips 300 g 17,95 (-1) 2,69 (-0,28)


Type of gas Amount Price SEK Price USD
95 octane 1 litre 15,08 (+1,25) 2,26 (+0,09)
98 octane 1 litre 15,93 (+1,65) 2,39 (+0,15)
Diesel 1 litre 14,79 (+1,25) 2,22 (+0,09)
E85 1 litre 10,39 (+0,55) 1,54 (+0, 01)


Now the food items I have chosen here are some basic household items, which can of course be found cheaper - as well as more expensive, both in other supermarkets and in CityGross. It all depends on what type of quality of food you prefer to buy. But these prices are a kind of average, not the most expensive - but not the cheapest brands or meat either. The currency comparison is also just to give an idea of the prices in USD. So in case you are coming to Sweden for a visit and/or plan to buy groceries here, I hope this post gives an idea of how much food and gas cost in Sweden today. And hopefully it is not as expensive as Swedish prices are rumored to be. ;-)

/A.L


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Food And Gas Prices In Sweden Today
August 11, 2011 1:49 PM

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I went to a local grocery store here in Sweden to check out what we actually pay for food in this country today. I also stopped by a local gas station to check out the current Swedish gas prices. Even though I don't really think too much about food and gas prices in Sweden on a daily basis, I do know that I always find it interesting to know what these things cost in other countries. So I took some photos and made some notes of how much food and gas costs in Sweden today.

City Gross Sweden
Local grocery store in Karlskrona, Sweden. This is where I went to check out our current food prices.


Food prices Sweden
Inside City Gross in Karlskrona, Sweden.

Below I have listed examples of prices for some common food items I found at City Gross. I chose to list food from well known Swedish and international brands. Prices are listed in Swedish Kronas, SEK, and US Dollars, USD.

Currency today: 1 USD = 6,5 SEK    

Explanations: kg = kilograms    g = grams    (Swe) = Swedish origin

Item Amount Price SEK Price USD
Milk 1 litre 9,50 1,51
Eggs 6 12,95 2,03
Flour 1 kg 8,95 1,41
Sugar 1 kg 6,95 1,09
Spaghetti 1 kg 13,95 2,19
Macaronis 1 kg 11,95 1,88
Coffee 500 g 40,95 6,43
Ketchup 1,320 kg 19,95 3,13
Fish sticks 400g 14,95 2,35
Whole chicken (Swe) 1 kg 19,95 3,13
Pork chops (Swe) 1 kg 64,95 10,20
Beef (Swe) 1 kg 89,95 14,12
Ground beef (Swe) 1 kg 69,95 10,98
Falukorv (Swe sausage) 800 g 20,95 3,29
Isterband (Swe sausage) 330 g 18,95 2,97
Tomatoes 1 kg 19,95 3,13
Cucumber 1 kg 29,95 4,70
Onions 1 kg 14,95 2,35
Apples 1 kg 19,95 3,13
Pears 1 kg 15,95 2,50
Bananas 1 kg 17,95 2,82
Coca Cola 0,33 litres 6,50 1,02
Chips 300 g 18.95 2,97


Gas prices Sweden
Local gas station in Lyckeby, Sweden. This is where I always get gas. :p

Currency today: 1 USD = 6,5 SEK

Type of gas Amount Price SEK Price USD
95 octane 1 litre 13,83 2,17
98 octane 1 litre 14,28 2,24
Diesel 1 litre 13,54 2,13
E85 1 litre 9,84 1,54

I personally think that food prices in Sweden are ok. Of course it always depends on what type of food you want to buy. I prefer to buy Swedish meat, organic if available. I also try to buy as much local and organic dairy, veggies and fruit as possible. But if you want to keep costs down, foreign meat and non-organic food is always cheaper. However there is not a whole lot one can do to find cheaper gas to buy... Not that I know of anyway. Hehe.


/A.L


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