Amsterdam vs Gothenburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Amsterdam Gothenburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2160
$1442
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4969
$3145
🏠 One person rent
$1373
$743
🏘️ Family rent
$2184
$1187
🍽️ Food expenses
$443
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$211
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3773
$2915
😷 Air quality
Good
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
12 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
94
46
😀 Quality of life
94
92
🏙️ Population
860K
605K

The cost of living in Amsterdam is 50% more expensive than in Gothenburg. Cities ranked 348th and 2868th ($2160 vs $1442) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 8th in the Netherlands and Sweden, respectively. Check the Netherlands vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Amsterdam compared to 2 months in Gothenburg. Amsterdam ranked 1st best city to live in the Netherlands vs Gothenburg ranked 2nd in Sweden, while ranked 24th and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Amsterdam vs Gothenburg

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Amsterdam Gothenburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.5
$9.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$63.5
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.67
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.59
$6.14
 Cappuccino
$3.62
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.74
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1365
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1159
$582
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2422
$1364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1821
$952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$127
$79.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$196
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.5
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.16%
2.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9446
$6222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6201
$3932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.28
$3.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$99
$79.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.4
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.18
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.5
$2.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.33
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$8.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.41
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$23.7
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.65
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$2.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.78
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.6
$9.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.32
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.67
$6.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.49
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.7
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.81
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.95
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.7
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.7
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.9
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$25
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$91
$87
👟 Brand Sneakers
$99.6
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1992
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16489
$3132

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Cities near Amsterdam

Distance City Cost of living
14 km or 8.8 mi Purmerend
$1643
18 km or 11 mi Haarlem
$2033
21 km or 13 mi IJmuiden
$1586
22 km or 14 mi Almere
$1663
25 km or 16 mi Zandvoort
$1830
26 km or 16 mi Hilversum
$1851
26 km or 16 mi Huizen
$1486
35 km or 22 mi Langedijk
$1581
36 km or 22 mi Utrecht
$1723
38 km or 23 mi Leiden
$1846
38 km or 24 mi Oegstgeest
$1616
40 km or 25 mi Zeist
$1842
42 km or 26 mi Lelystad
$1704
48 km or 30 mi Leidschendam
$1607
49 km or 30 mi Harderwijk
$1584
52 km or 32 mi The Hague
$1642
53 km or 33 mi Scheveningen
$1589
55 km or 34 mi Delft
$1501
57 km or 36 mi Dronten
$1580
59 km or 36 mi Rotterdam
$1660
60 km or 37 mi Veenendaal
$1525
61 km or 38 mi Ridderkerk
$1582
64 km or 40 mi Sliedrecht
$1584
64 km or 40 mi Ede
$1602
65 km or 40 mi Elburg
$1579
66 km or 41 mi Tiel
$1558
67 km or 42 mi Zaltbommel
$1579
70 km or 43 mi Wageningen
$1289
72 km or 45 mi Kampen
$1583
75 km or 47 mi Apeldoorn
$2024
76 km or 47 mi Texel
$1585
81 km or 50 mi 's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
82 km or 51 mi Arnhem
$1539
83 km or 51 mi Zwolle
$1427
83 km or 52 mi Zwartewaterland
$1583
86 km or 54 mi Deventer
$1225
89 km or 55 mi Nijmegen
$1586
89 km or 55 mi Sneek
$1582
89 km or 55 mi Breda
$1673
91 km or 57 mi Tilburg
$1554

Cities near Gothenburg

Distance City Cost of living
2.8 km or 1.7 mi Molndal
$1466
58 km or 36 mi Boras
$1132
66 km or 41 mi Varberg
$1244
70 km or 44 mi Trollhattan
$1057
76 km or 47 mi Uddevalla
$1118
80 km or 50 mi Vanersborg
$1249
90 km or 56 mi Frederikshavn
$1108
126 km or 78 mi Halmstad
$1218
130 km or 81 mi Jonkoping
$1380
134 km or 83 mi Varnamo
$1154
136 km or 84 mi Skovde
$1296
142 km or 88 mi Aalborg
$1405
150 km or 93 mi Ljungby
$1319
157 km or 98 mi Mariestad
$1251
164 km or 102 mi Halden
$1571
167 km or 104 mi Angelholm
$1242
179 km or 111 mi Randers
$1376
182 km or 113 mi Fredrikstad
$1822
186 km or 115 mi Sarpsborg
$1554
186 km or 115 mi Helsingor
$1489
186 km or 116 mi Vetlanda
$1271
187 km or 116 mi Helsingborg
$1356
191 km or 118 mi Vaxjo
$1218
191 km or 119 mi Larvik
$1899
192 km or 119 mi Sandefjord
$1683
194 km or 121 mi Hillerod
$1721
199 km or 124 mi Hassleholm
$1059
200 km or 124 mi Aarhus
$1568
202 km or 125 mi Horsholm
$1491
202 km or 126 mi Tonsberg
$1704
206 km or 128 mi Landskrona
$980
207 km or 129 mi Viborg
$1265
208 km or 129 mi Arendal
$1608
210 km or 131 mi Karlstad
$1135
212 km or 132 mi Moss
$1870
212 km or 132 mi Porsgrunn
$1640
213 km or 132 mi Horten
$1739
216 km or 134 mi Gentofte
$1486
222 km or 138 mi Skien
$1688
223 km or 138 mi Arvika
$1201