Scandinavia has long had a reputation for high prices. You will general find that goods and services are more expensive than what you would expect in the UK. Alcoholic drinks are expensive and some people choose to use their duty free allowance on the outward journey and take items for personal use while on holiday.
Credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
** As of December 2014 the exchange rate is around SEK12 to £1 **
Quick reference guide prices
|Item||SEK (average)||£ (approx.)|
|Three course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant||555||47|
Please note the amounts quoted here are averages and are updated periodically. Data is taken from numbeo.com
Stockholm city card
The Stockholm city card gives you free access to some 80 museums, sights and attractions around the city and also provides free travel, a free multi-labguage guide book with maps of the city and in the summer months a free bicycle sightseeing tour and a hop on hop off boat sightseeing tour. Valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days, the adult card costs SEK525, SEK 675, SEK 825 or SEK 1095 respectively – reduced price cards are available for children aged between 6 and 15 years old.
Gothenburg city card
The Gothenburg city card gives you free entry to plenty of sights, attractiosn, museums and day trips. Free parking and unlimited travel on trams, buses and boats are also included. You also receive a book of discount shopping coupons with offers in various stores. Valid for 24, 48 or 72hrs, the adult card costs SEK355, SEK495, SEK645 respectively – reduced price cards are available for children up to 17 years old.