Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary of cost of living in Gothenburg

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 37,607 kr
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 19,340 kr
  • Cost of living in Gothenburg is cheaper than in 49% of cities in Western Europe (25 out of 51)
  • Cost of living in Gothenburg is more expensive than in 69% of cities in the World (62 out of 199)

List of prices in Gothenburg, Sweden. Current as of Jan 2021.

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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) 79 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 66 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 kr
12 eggs, large 31 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 46 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 30 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 142 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 15,274 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 11,168 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 9,971 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 6,599 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 581 kr
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 188 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 [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 930 kr
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 417 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,051 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 219,976 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 15 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 677 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) 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 [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 393 kr
2 tickets to the movies 273 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 675 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 121 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 43 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 66 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 384 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 156 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2021

Gothenburg position in our World Ranking

the world
62nd
out of 199
western europe
25th
out of 51

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

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

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