Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 95 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 70 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 47 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 29 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 30 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 70 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 12 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 93 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 13,291 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,937 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 800 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,122 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,732 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 394 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 257 kr
40” flat screen TV 5,887 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,222 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 69 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 260 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 912 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 454 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 969 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,294 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 241,087 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 594 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 178 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 56 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 109 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 358 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 50 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 36 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 33 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 20 kr
Tube of toothpaste 21 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 313 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 331 kr
2 tickets to the movies 246 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 762 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 742 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 111 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 55 kr
iPod nano 16GB 1,385 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.37 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 412 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 56 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 453 prices entered by 59 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2017.

Gothenburg position in our World Ranking

the world
93rd
out of 270
western europe
30th
out of 57

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