Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 94 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 73 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 47 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 30 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 29 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 61 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 14 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 101 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 14,408 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 9,314 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,020 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,438 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,937 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 424 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 252 kr
40” flat screen TV 5,299 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,078 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 66 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 274 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 863 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) 883 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,396 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 228,750 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 601 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) 61 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 110 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 217 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 48 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 35 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 31 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 17 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 347 kr
2 tickets to the movies 253 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 708 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 113 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 43 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 64 kr
iPad Air 2, 64GB 5,231 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.12 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 427 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 57 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 502 prices entered by 60 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2017.

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