Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Gothenburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 37,812 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 19,140 kr
  • Cost of living in Gothenburg is cheaper than in 57% of cities in Western Europe (40 out of 70)
  • Cost of living in Gothenburg is more expensive than in 60% of cities in the World (116 out of 285)

List of prices in Gothenburg, Sweden. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 103 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 78 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 62 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11 kr
12 eggs, large 31 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 48 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 30 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 10 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 111 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 21 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 15,087 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 11,147 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,356 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 9,421 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,531 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 672 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 162 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,486 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,199 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 63 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 247 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 916 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 405 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,038 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,418 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 201,060 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 15 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 647 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 182 kr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 56 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 98 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 300 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 49 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 30 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 18 kr
Tube of toothpaste 19 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 245 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 454 kr
2 tickets to the movies 270 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 823 kr
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 758 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 125 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 43 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 65 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,840 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.12 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 378 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 60 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 213 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

Gothenburg position in our World Ranking

the world
116th
out of 285
western europe
40th
out of 70

Cheapest and most expensive products in Gothenburg compared to other cities:

western europe
2nd
western europe
4th
western europe
4th

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