Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and Gothenburg 

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Cost of Living in Gothenburg is 25.9% lower than in Chicago, IL (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Gothenburg is 38.9% lower than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in Gothenburg are 59.1% lower than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in Gothenburg are 33.7% lower than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in Gothenburg are 32.3% lower than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in Gothenburg is 2.4% higher than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 $
(264.81 kr)
12.04 $
(127.50 kr)
     -51.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(1,059.25 kr)
75.52 $
(800.00 kr)
     -24.5 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(127.11 kr)
9.06 $
(96.00 kr)
     -24.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(84.74 kr)
6.61 $
(70.00 kr)
     -17.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 $
(84.74 kr)
7.51 $
(79.50 kr)
     -6.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.20 $
(55.06 kr)
4.06 $
(43.04 kr)
     -21.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.99 $
(31.69 kr)
2.51 $
(26.58 kr)
     -16.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.40 $
(25.38 kr)
2.22 $
(23.47 kr)
     -7.5 %
Markets
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.06 $
(42.96 kr)
5.95 $
(62.99 kr)
     +46.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.81 $
(40.36 kr)
2.54 $
(26.92 kr)
     -33.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.85 $
(30.19 kr)
1.45 $
(15.39 kr)
     -49.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.07 $
(43.12 kr)
3.90 $
(41.28 kr)
     -4.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.52 $
(79.64 kr)
5.13 $
(54.35 kr)
     -31.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.78 $
(71.80 kr)
5.49 $
(58.18 kr)
     -19.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.46 $
(100.25 kr)
6.85 $
(72.54 kr)
     -27.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.70 $
(28.55 kr)
1.23 $
(13.05 kr)
     -54.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.89 $
(9.48 kr)
1.11 $
(11.79 kr)
     +24.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.10 $
(22.24 kr)
1.20 $
(12.67 kr)
     -43.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.24 $
(23.70 kr)
1.94 $
(20.56 kr)
     -13.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(12.64 kr)
0.66 $
(7.01 kr)
     -44.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.35 $
(14.28 kr)
0.76 $
(8.04 kr)
     -43.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.25 $
(23.81 kr)
2.58 $
(27.31 kr)
     +14.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.62 $
(27.71 kr)
1.29 $
(13.65 kr)
     -50.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(158.89 kr)
10.86 $
(115.00 kr)
     -27.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.43 $
(25.75 kr)
2.02 $
(21.43 kr)
     -16.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.31 $
(45.67 kr)
2.22 $
(23.56 kr)
     -48.4 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 16.00 $
(169.48 kr)
6.70 $
(71.00 kr)
     -58.1 %
Transportation
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(26.48 kr)
3.40 $
(36.00 kr)
     +35.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(847.40 kr)
78.83 $
(835.00 kr)
     -1.5 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $
(34.43 kr)
5.81 $
(61.50 kr)
     +78.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $
(23.83 kr)
2.58 $
(27.36 kr)
     +14.8 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(264.81 kr)
55.70 $
(590.00 kr)
     +122.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.22 $
(44.75 kr)
6.91 $
(73.23 kr)
     +63.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 37,383.69 $
(395,987.60 kr)
29,171.52 $
(309,000.00 kr)
     -22.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,211.87 $
(288,242.37 kr)
31,210.69 $
(330,600.00 kr)
     +14.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 162.08 $
(1,716.80 kr)
132.97 $
(1,408.51 kr)
     -18.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 55.12 $
(583.86 kr)
24.83 $
(263.00 kr)
     -55.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 56.70 $
(600.61 kr)
33.28 $
(352.50 kr)
     -41.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 76.63 $
(811.72 kr)
36.56 $
(387.23 kr)
     -52.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.00 $
(137.70 kr)
23.51 $
(249.00 kr)
     +80.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 $
(158.89 kr)
15.53 $
(164.50 kr)
     +3.5 %
Childcare
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,308.33 $
(24,451.07 kr)
112.98 $
(1,196.71 kr)
     -95.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 45,450.00 $
(481,430.17 kr)
3,673.03 $
(38,906.67 kr)
     -91.9 %
Clothing And Shoes
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60.46 $
(640.46 kr)
84.96 $
(899.89 kr)
     +40.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 53.75 $
(569.35 kr)
38.15 $
(404.08 kr)
     -29.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.19 $
(1,029.50 kr)
98.87 $
(1,047.32 kr)
     +1.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.31 $
(1,380.34 kr)
130.50 $
(1,382.38 kr)
     +0.1 %
Rent Per Month
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,432.29 $
(25,764.11 kr)
1,076.16 $
(11,399.20 kr)
     -55.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,517.89 $
(16,078.27 kr)
814.25 $
(8,625.00 kr)
     -46.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,604.17 $
(48,769.74 kr)
1,622.95 $
(17,191.18 kr)
     -64.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,991.30 $
(31,685.46 kr)
1,211.13 $
(12,828.95 kr)
     -59.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 330.00 $
(3,495.50 kr)
552.16 $
(5,848.77 kr)
     +67.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 258.01 $
(2,732.93 kr)
360.65 $
(3,820.24 kr)
     +39.8 %
Salaries And Financing
Chicago, IL Edit Gothenburg Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,839.35 $
(51,260.97 kr)
3,030.70 $
(32,102.78 kr)
     -37.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.64 4.61      -30.6 %
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