Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Gothenburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 39,354 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 19,985 kr
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Gothenburg
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 112 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 85 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 71 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 kr
12 eggs, large 36 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 34 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 45 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 113 kr
2 liters of coca-cola 22 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 22 kr
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 14,848 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,283 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,463 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 9,407 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) 401 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,064 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 194,012 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 17 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 804 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 198 kr
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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) 286 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 47 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 36 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 32 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 20 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 366 kr
2 tickets to the movies 310 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 680 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 127 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 47 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 69 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 316 kr
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 64 kr
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 45 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

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