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Cost of Living in Gothenburg

Summary about cost of living in Gothenburg:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 90.00 kr 80.00-115.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 675.00 kr 480.00-800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 80.00 kr 69.00-85.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 60.00 kr 48.00-70.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 50.00 kr 40.00-65.00
Cappuccino (regular) 34.22 kr 30.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 18.56 kr 12.00-29.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.38 kr 10.00-25.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 40.33 kr 34.07-49.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 20.12 kr 14.51-22.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.57 kr 6.80-13.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 27.38 kr 20.00-34.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 39.18 kr 34.02-45.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 42.91 kr 31.75-58.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 65.35 kr 36.29-113.40
Apples (1 lb) 10.25 kr 9.07-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 9.67 kr 7.67-11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 9.41 kr 6.80-11.34
Tomato (1 lb) 12.48 kr 9.07-15.88
Potato (1 lb) 4.50 kr 3.63-6.80
Onion (1 lb) 4.42 kr 3.18-6.35
Lettuce (1 head) 15.72 kr 10.00-20.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.45 kr 10.00-15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.00 kr 75.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.87 kr 12.00-20.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.00 kr 13.50-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 59.00 kr 53.00-60.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 28.00 kr 26.00-29.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 610.00 kr 600.00-650.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 47.00 kr 45.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22.53 kr 20.92-30.71
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 499.00 kr 400.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 52.29 kr 49.21-53.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 211,500.00 kr 200,000.00-229,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 212,500.00 kr 190,000.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 696.44 kr 400.00-1,200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.76 kr 0.50-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 235.40 kr 150.00-350.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 291.98 kr 200.00-400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 205.00 kr 100.00-250.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 125.00 kr 120.00-150.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,097.11 kr 900.00-8,250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 42,428.57 kr 0.00-99,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 881.93 kr 600.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 361.00 kr 300.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 849.86 kr 600.00-1,100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,357.07 kr 1,000.00-1,500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,405.00 kr 5,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,843.75 kr 4,000.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,400.00 kr 10,000.00-17,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,493.33 kr 6,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,611.96 kr 4,180.60-5,945.75
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,972.87 kr 1,858.05-3,716.09
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,175.48 kr
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 1.73 1.35-2.00

Prices in Gothenburg

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Last update: December 2017
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22 Comments so far

#Nasim on Nov 10, 2017 :
Hello, I wanted to know how much will the cost of living be for each person in this city? I'm not a student,
#Henrik on Oct 29, 2017 :
Luciano:For you alone, 21000 after taxes should be enough but with a family of four taking into account the realistic price of a 2 bedroom apartment(when you need to get one fast)then food, kindergarten ,clothes and school materials for kids, I would say at least 32000.
#Luciano on Oct 05, 2017 :
Hi,
Reading the qauestions below, there is one of those that is exactly my situation
I got an offer from Swedish automotive company and thought of moving to Gothenburg Sweden. What is the salary expectation(Gross) should need to survive in Gothenburg with not working wife?
I have 2 kids (3 and 6y) and I would like to know what would be an average salary for a good life there?
#TheTruth on Sep 26, 2017 :
@Daya: With an engineer salary you can live great in Gothenburg by yourself. If you have a non-working wife....well it usually depends on how demanding she is :), for instance nice apartments are very expensive. Plus if you have 2-3 kids with you, your budget on an engineer salary can get very tight.
#Daya on Sep 14, 2017 :
Hi
I got an offer from Swedish automotive company and thought of moving to Gothenburg Sweden. What is the salary expectation(Gross) should need to survive in Gothenburg with not working wife?
What is tax percentage for engineer jobs in Sweden?
#BoomBoom on Sep 12, 2017 :
#Milan...If it is not too late and you already have negotiated a salary. Taking all the living costs into consideration and the fact that your wife will not work in gothenburg( at least in the beginning) I would suggests that you only accept salaries over 50.000 SEK
#GetReal on Sep 12, 2017 :
The prices for Markets and Restaurants are way underestimated. Even the highest value showed in the "Range" column is under the average for most supermarkets.
#Tobbe on Aug 28, 2017 :
Stat away from Sweden, its a shit country now and high Price and boring here
#Bobbo. on Jul 10, 2017 :
Sweden 2017-07-10

Hi !
Steve Kincaid,sep 03-2013.
Hi is right. Stay away from Sweden.The unemployment is now 7,3, i think it is much higer. The cost of living is killing you. The pay after tax is hard to liv on. The tax is the higest in this world. Sweden was ones a good country but not now. If you looking for a flat to rent,,you will never get one. It is not eny to rent. If you would be lucky to find one you will,,i think,, not afford it.
Try to find a better country .
Good luck.
#erdem on May 08, 2017 :
hello everyone i am moving to sweden soon i will settle down in guthenburg can you please suggest me a flat for rent please boraboyner3@gmail.com
#Milan on Aug 18, 2016 :
I am working at a Indian IT firm and moving to Gothenburg by next month. I wanted to know what can be considered as a Good salary for me and my wife to survive and save a decent portion of it.

My wife is working currently, but to move to Sweden she will have to resign her position which pays her 55k/month take home. I am up to negotiate a salary that worth considering all these factors. Any suggestion would be appreciated.
#Christina on Jun 26, 2016 :
@Deepika if you want i can suggest you some good online deals in that case but in need to know few details in such scenario let me know if you want.
#deepika tanwer on May 18, 2016 :
Hi everyone,
I'll have a travel to Gothenburg in Jan 2016 for 1 Year from India . I have to rent a furnished apartment. Could anybody tell me how I can find one? I've heard the rentals are all done online.
#DJ Ivan on Mar 03, 2015 :
Is 50 Tsd. SEK p.M. gross a good salary? How much would be the net salary in this case?
Thanks
#sami on Dec 26, 2014 :
I wanted home rent apartment I am eritrean from målilla live hotel moliljan plz
#Ross on Sep 03, 2014 :
Hi, I'm moving to Gothenburg for 6 months work. I'm from England and will be staying in a hotel. Can anybody tell me if the laundrettes are expensive?
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#Naresh KUmar on Jun 21, 2014 :
Hi everyone,
I'll have a travel to Gothenburg in August 2014 for 6 months. I need rental a furnished apartment. Can anyone suggest a link or an actual person to refer at, regarding house renting for 2 individuals? I would appreciate it.

My email: pzvwx283@hotmail.com
#ELENA on May 20, 2014 :
I want to move in sweden , I m from Albania can somebody help me find a job for english or italian speaking in Sweden.I have a university degree in finance , i speak english and italian. please damaljanti@hotmail.com thank you
#Mohammd on May 14, 2014 :
Hi everyone,
I'll have a travel to Gothenburg in August 2014 for 6 months. I have to rent a furnished apartment. Could anybody tell me how I can find one? I've heard the rentals are all done online.
Thanks, My email: Rahmanian7057@gmail.com
#Prabhath on Mar 17, 2014 :
My family (wife, 2 years old baby boy, and myself)has planned to move Gothernburg by coming August.My self and wife are masters students in Autumn 2014 and will finish in August 2016.May you advice me about the accommodation,nursery for the baby,part time jobs (wife -nurse,myself-Customs Officer).Contact me on prabhathbdo@yahoo.com
#Prabhath on Mar 17, 2014 :
My family (wife, 2 years old baby boy, and myself)has planned to move Gothernburg by coming August.My self and wife are masters students in Autumn 2014 and will finish in August 2016.May you advice me about the accommodation,nursery for the baby,part time jobs (wife -nurse,myself-Customs Officer).Contact me on prabhathbdo@yahoo.com