Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 91 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 66 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 51 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11 kr
12 eggs, large 27 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 31 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 64 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 23 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 12 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 90 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 kr
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 11,567 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,776 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 831 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,118 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,996 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 390 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 240 kr
40” flat screen TV 4,696 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,210 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 69 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 256 kr
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 967 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 339 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 836 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,261 kr
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 236,432 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 574 kr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 178 kr
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 56 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 115 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 360 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 49 kr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 34 kr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 32 kr
4 rolls of toilet paper 20 kr
Tube of toothpaste 21 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 290 kr
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 376 kr
2 tickets to the movies 233 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 749 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 903 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 113 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 60 kr
iPod nano 16GB 1,740 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.34 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 391 kr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 55 kr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 358 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: March 25, 2017.

Gothenburg position in our World Ranking

the world
80th
out of 216
western europe
23rd
out of 47

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

western europe
1st
western europe
2nd

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