Cost of Living in Gothenburg

Summary of cost of living in Gothenburg, Sweden:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 130.00 kr 100.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 800.00 kr 500.00-1,250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 96.00 kr 90.00-105.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 kr 50.00-90.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 kr 65.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 42.96 kr 25.00-60.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.05 kr 15.00-35.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 24.06 kr 20.00-30.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 62.99 kr 45.42-83.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.92 kr 18.14-36.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 15.39 kr 9.07-25.40
Eggs (regular) (12) 41.28 kr 28.00-54.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 54.35 kr 35.83-86.18
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 58.18 kr 27.22-83.91
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 72.54 kr 45.36-129.27
Apples (1 lb) 13.05 kr 6.80-16.76
Banana (1 lb) 11.79 kr 9.07-13.61
Oranges (1 lb) 12.67 kr 7.26-20.41
Tomato (1 lb) 20.56 kr 6.80-31.75
Potato (1 lb) 7.01 kr 4.54-11.57
Onion (1 lb) 8.04 kr 4.99-13.15
Lettuce (1 head) 27.31 kr 17.00-45.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 13.65 kr 9.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 115.00 kr 70.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 21.43 kr 14.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.56 kr 13.90-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 71.00 kr 67.00-98.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 36.00 kr 35.00-37.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 815.00 kr 815.00-845.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 61.50 kr 61.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 27.36 kr 27.07-50.86
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 590.00 kr 530.00-800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 73.23 kr 68.14-83.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 309,000.00 kr 309,000.00-336,100.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 330,600.00 kr 324,900.00-361,900.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,408.51 kr 653.85-2,700.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 263.00 kr 150.00-300.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 352.50 kr 250.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 387.23 kr 280.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 249.00 kr 200.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 164.50 kr 149.00-200.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,196.71 kr 990.00-1,687.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 38,906.67 kr 36,000.00-41,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 899.89 kr 500.00-1,200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 404.08 kr 300.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,047.32 kr 629.00-1,499.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,382.38 kr 800.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,399.20 kr 9,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,625.00 kr 6,000.00-11,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 17,191.18 kr 12,250.00-23,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,828.95 kr 8,250.00-17,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,848.77 kr 4,738.02-6,596.06
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,820.24 kr 2,787.07-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 32,117.82 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.61 4.00-5.00

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Last update: May 2024
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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jan 27, 2023:
@Anonymous
A salary of SEK 459,500 is too little to live in Gothenburg with a whole family (assuming this is pre-tax).
The problem is also that Sweden has an increasing tax rate the more you make, so if you have a partner that is even just making minimum wage you will together make more than if you doubled your salary yourself.
Anonymous on Jan 09, 2023:
There's no standard tax rate, it depends on the region and municipality. Try searching salary calculators, like this:
https://statsskuld.se/en/jobs/berakna-nettolon
Anonymous on Jan 09, 2023:
what is tax rate for non Swedish person if working in Sweden
Anonymous on Jan 09, 2023:
hello i recently i got offer for gothanburg of SEK 459,500 per annum , i wanted to go with family so how much i can save and its is sufficient to stay after tax deduction and other expensions please suggest me
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.