Cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 95 kr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 74 kr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 49 kr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11 kr
12 eggs, large 31 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 30 kr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 60 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 26 kr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 9 kr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 kr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 106 kr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20 kr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15 kr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 13,149 kr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 8,538 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,086 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,715 kr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 7,112 kr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 435 kr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 175 kr
40” flat screen TV 3,599 kr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,033 kr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 66 kr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 263 kr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 913 kr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 378 kr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 905 kr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,279 kr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 227,004 kr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 15 kr
Monthly ticket public transport 660 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) 57 kr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 98 kr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 206 kr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 45 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 18 kr
Tube of toothpaste 17 kr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 281 kr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 367 kr
2 tickets to the movies 266 kr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 783 kr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 838 kr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 123 kr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 41 kr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 61 kr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 4,881 kr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.12 kr
1 month of gym membership in business district 385 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 449 prices entered by 52 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2018.

Gothenburg position in our World Ranking

the world
113th
out of 347
western europe
37th
out of 72

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

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2nd
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2nd
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3rd

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