Berlin vs Gothenburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Berlin Gothenburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1761
$1442
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3980
$3145
🏠 One person rent
$982
$743
🏘️ Family rent
$1699
$1187
🍽️ Food expenses
$371
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$271
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3122
$2915
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
19 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
100
46
😀 Quality of life
95
92
🏙️ Population
3.66M
605K

The cost of living in Berlin is 22% more expensive than in Gothenburg. Cities ranked 2074th and 2868th ($1761 vs $1442) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 8th in Germany and Sweden, respectively. Check Germany vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.8 months in Berlin compared to 2 months in Gothenburg. Berlin ranked 2nd best city to live in Germany vs Gothenburg ranked 2nd in Sweden, while ranked 14th and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Berlin vs Gothenburg

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Berlin Gothenburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.75
$9.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.5
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.98
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.08
$6.14
 Cappuccino
$3.15
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.27
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$974
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$771
$582
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1966
$1364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1333
$952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$134
$79.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$204
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.2
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.01%
2.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8265
$6222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5438
$3932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.04
$3.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$86.7
$79.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$19.7
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.09
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.4
$2.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.76
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.97
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$8.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.26
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$2.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.58
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.8
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.9
$9.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.12
$6.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.84
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.54
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.21
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.8
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$82.3
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.1
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.6
$87
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.5
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$168
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9146
$3132

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Cities near Berlin

Distance City Cost of living
15 km or 9.2 mi Teltow
$1217
18 km or 11 mi Hohen Neuendorf
$1212
18 km or 11 mi Hennigsdorf
$1218
20 km or 13 mi Falkensee
$1219
21 km or 13 mi Bernau bei Berlin
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Potsdam
$1309
25 km or 16 mi Ludwigsfelde
$1220
28 km or 18 mi Oranienburg
$1223
30 km or 19 mi Konigs Wusterhausen
$1220
34 km or 21 mi Werder
$1221
34 km or 21 mi Strausberg
$1215
46 km or 29 mi Eberswalde
$1222
49 km or 31 mi Furstenwalde
$1219
50 km or 31 mi Luckenwalde
$1215
57 km or 36 mi Brandenburg an der Havel
$1216
60 km or 37 mi Neuruppin
$1215
72 km or 44 mi Rathenow
$1218
81 km or 50 mi Frankfurt
$1220
86 km or 53 mi Schwedt
$1148
88 km or 55 mi Wittenberg
$1214
97 km or 60 mi Neustrelitz
$1246
97 km or 60 mi Eisenhuttenstadt
$1215
104 km or 65 mi Stendal
$1215
106 km or 66 mi Cottbus
$997
107 km or 67 mi Burg bei Magdeburg
$1218
107 km or 67 mi Zerbst
$1215
109 km or 68 mi Dessau-Rolau
$1219
109 km or 68 mi Torgau
$1213
116 km or 72 mi Neubrandenburg
$1216
119 km or 74 mi Senftenberg
$1221
121 km or 75 mi Waren
$1212
124 km or 77 mi Bitterfeld-Wolfen
$1216
124 km or 77 mi Schonebeck
$1215
125 km or 78 mi Spremberg
$1219
127 km or 79 mi Magdeburg
$1127
128 km or 79 mi Szczecin
$864
128 km or 80 mi Kothen
$1222
128 km or 80 mi Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
131 km or 81 mi Delitzsch
$1213
134 km or 83 mi Hoyerswerda
$1216

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