Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Gothenburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 37,522 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 18,802 kr
  • Cost of living in Gothenburg is cheaper than in 60% of cities in Western Europe (26 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Gothenburg is more expensive than in 61% of cities in the World (63 out of 157)
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List of prices in Gothenburg
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 104 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 85 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 40 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 32 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 32 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 45 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 28 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 13 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 19 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 100 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 21 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 22 kr
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 14,630 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 10,558 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,452 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 9,024 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,652 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 581 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 316 kr
40” flat screen tv 3,741 kr
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,256 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 60 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 258 kr
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 845 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 356 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 874 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,259 kr
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 217,026 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 16 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 798 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 187 kr
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 55 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 99 kr
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 307 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 47 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 29 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 30 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 18 kr
Tube of toothpaste 20 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 303 kr
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 403 kr
2 tickets to the movies 284 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 800 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 122 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 65 kr
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,797 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.11 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 341 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 62 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 83 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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