Cost of Living in Gothenburg

Summary about cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 kr 95.00-150.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 kr 400.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 90.00 kr 85.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 62.50 kr 50.00-80.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 69.00 kr 50.00-100.00
Cappuccino (regular) 37.94 kr 28.00-47.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 19.29 kr 15.00-30.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 17.15 kr 12.00-25.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 46.02 kr 34.07-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 20.38 kr 13.61-32.66
Rice (white), (1 lb) 11.21 kr 6.80-16.33
Eggs (regular) (12) 32.39 kr 19.20-39.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.88 kr 31.75-63.05
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 40.09 kr 19.91-57.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 72.38 kr 40.78-113.40
Apples (1 lb) 12.50 kr 5.44-18.14
Banana (1 lb) 9.34 kr 5.44-18.14
Oranges (1 lb) 11.00 kr 8.13-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 13.70 kr 8.16-19.05
Potato (1 lb) 5.82 kr 2.68-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 5.60 kr 3.63-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 20.69 kr 15.00-28.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.82 kr 9.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 kr 75.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 17.52 kr 12.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.35 kr 12.00-30.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 68.00 kr 60.00-73.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 35.00 kr 34.00-35.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 815.00 kr 795.00-815.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 51.00 kr 50.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 23.00 kr 22.53-23.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 539.00 kr 523.00-1,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 75.75 kr 68.14-89.15
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 kr 229,000.00-260,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 243,487.50 kr 237,000.00-260,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,186.84 kr 637.50-2,125.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.20 kr 0.45-1.99
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 310.59 kr 250.00-499.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 340.93 kr 250.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 234.33 kr 189.00-250.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 149.50 kr 120.00-200.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,258.71 kr 986.00-1,510.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 31,838.75 kr 16,800.00-40,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 914.65 kr 600.00-1,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 354.00 kr 250.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 915.79 kr 600.00-1,299.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,281.19 kr 800.00-1,700.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,418.18 kr 7,500.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,357.80 kr 5,000.00-11,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,705.88 kr 12,000.00-24,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,688.24 kr 8,500.00-17,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,847.00 kr 5,109.62-6,503.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,799.01 kr 2,787.07-5,183.95
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 29,944.97 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.43 1.25-4.00

Prices in Gothenburg

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Last update: June 2022
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15 Comments so far
Mahil on Mar 29, 2022:
What is tax rate for a non Swedish person working in sweden
Garry on Feb 10, 2022:
Hi, recently got a offer from gothanburg of 35000 sek per month. I will moving with my wife. How much will be the expensee and saving ? Including rent and all?
Anonymous on Oct 05, 2021:
Hi, as 42-year old with a monthly gross salary of 83K SEK and looking at rent/mortgage prices as well as , I'm wondering whether it's possible to save much. I'm surely missing something, but the research I do so far says that 83K would actually be a very hi salary, but the tax rate and monthly costs make me wonder whether saving enough is possible. I'd be really interested in hearing your input
GetReal on Sep 20, 2021:
@Shivasni: With a non-working wife that stays at home and cooks delicious meals, so you don't have to eat out? Definetely yes!
Shivasni Bhat on Jul 17, 2021:
Hello i wanted to ask with a salary of 45k (without tax) is it possible to live in gothanburg with ur non working wife?
GetReal on Mar 23, 2021:
Arun: with 28000 in hand you can live comfortably as a single person but with a non-working wife and kid you will struggle a bit. At least you should not expect to save much. Regarding changing jobs, it might be a challenge if you only can work with embedded systems. But if you broaden your field of expertise it will get easier.
Arun on Jan 12, 2021:
I have an offer of 28,000 (in-hand) Krona in Gothenburg? I have 8 years of experience in embedded systems. I will be living alone for a year and then bringing my wife and kid. Is this salary good. And can I change job once I am there.
Anonymous on Nov 19, 2019:
Hi,

Does 2700€ after taxes enough for 2 person family?
Jose on Nov 04, 2019:
Do you think a salary of 35k is enough for one person? I wanted to live alone
GetReal on Jul 10, 2019:
Kudos to Numbeo for adjusting their average prices, although for certain categories such as Rent, the maximum price in the green price range is more realistis.
KHK on Jan 10, 2019:
So, if you have a family of 6 (2 adults and 4 kids) can you even find a place to rent ? Or how far do you have to get out of the city Gothenburg?
Thanks for any honest input / comments.

KHK
EJW on Sep 02, 2018:
Re: cost of apartments. Check a site called boplats. Right now they have studios for about 7000 SEK at a place called waterfrontcabins(dot)de.
EJW on Sep 01, 2018:
In response to #GetReal about rentals in Gothenburg. A bit of explanation. Yes, there are apartments for 8000 SEK for a one-bedroom but to actually get one of those apartments is a whole other story! I got my one-bedroom rental in the city for just under 7,000 a month after being on a waiting list for over 4 years and after 2 other people had turned it down, incredibly enough. Now this building of only 20 apartments has converted to a co-op, which means the monthly cost is now closer to 10,000 SEK because of amortization and interest plus monthly dues. More and more rentals are being converted to co-ops and renters who want to move often trade apartments. This means if you are lucky you can sublet from someone and you will most likely be paying quite a bit, depending on what their monthly costs are. (It is illegal to overcharge secondary renters—the rent should reflect the actual costs of the apartment owner, though he can charge a bit more if it is furnished.). So #GetReal is correct. For a new person in town it is really hard to get an apartment and, if you do, it’s probably going to be expensive.
GetReal on Jun 23, 2018:
I appreciate Numbeo for providing this service but regarding the cost of living, some of the numbers presented are simply unrealistic even if they may be statistically speaking accurate.
For instance the rent prices in Gothenburg are totally underestimated. Practically speaking there is no way you cam find an 1 bedroom apartment in the city center for 8000 kr. You can expect paying at least 13000 and even at this price ypu are competing with 50-60 other people. For 8000 kr you can though easily get a room in a nice apartment
Its the same for bigger apartments. For a nice 3 bedroom apartment expect at least 20000 kr.
Otherwise prices of commodoties and food are realistic.
Anonymous on Jun 22, 2018:
@Prashanth
35000 gross a month will leave you with about 26000 after taxes which should be enough for you and the wife if you find a modest apartment in the outskirts. Just dont count on saving too much.