Copenhagen vs Gothenburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Copenhagen Gothenburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$2071
$1442
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4667
$3145
🏠 One person rent
$1200
$743
🏘️ Family rent
$2066
$1187
🍽️ Food expenses
$525
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$185
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3488
$2915
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
8 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
93
46
😀 Quality of life
94
92
🏙️ Population
644K
605K

The cost of living in Copenhagen is 44% more expensive than in Gothenburg. Cities ranked 422nd and 2868th ($2071 vs $1442) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 8th in Denmark and Sweden, respectively. Check Denmark vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Copenhagen compared to 2 months in Gothenburg. Copenhagen ranked 1st best city to live in Denmark vs Gothenburg ranked 2nd in Sweden, while ranked 21st and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Copenhagen vs Gothenburg

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Copenhagen Gothenburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14.8
$9.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$75.4
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.8
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$6.14
 Cappuccino
$5.86
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.17
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1345
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$995
$582
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2304
$1364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1766
$952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
$79.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$164
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.5
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.56%
2.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7468
$6222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5077
$3932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.28
$3.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$73.2
$79.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$30
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.08
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.61
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.25
$2.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.23
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$8.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.71
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.45
$2.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.54
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.1
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.53
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.1
$9.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.85
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.58
$6.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.09
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.11
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.8
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$16.2
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$63.3
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.6
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$107
$87
👟 Brand Sneakers
$121
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$483
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7513
$3132

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Cities near Copenhagen

Distance City Cost of living
2 km or 1.3 mi Frederiksberg
$1845
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Gentofte
$1486
23 km or 14 mi Horsholm
$1491
28 km or 17 mi Landskrona
$980
30 km or 19 mi Malmo
$1388
31 km or 19 mi Roskilde
$1582
33 km or 21 mi Hillerod
$1721
40 km or 25 mi Lund
$1287
40 km or 25 mi Staffanstorp
$1214
40 km or 25 mi Helsingor
$1489
42 km or 26 mi Helsingborg
$1356
51 km or 32 mi Trelleborg
$1244
66 km or 41 mi Angelholm
$1242
71 km or 44 mi Naestved
$1439
92 km or 57 mi Hassleholm
$1059
104 km or 65 mi Kristianstad
$1084
111 km or 69 mi Halmstad
$1218
141 km or 88 mi Odense
$1604
141 km or 88 mi Svendborg
$1582
154 km or 96 mi Ljungby
$1319
156 km or 97 mi Aarhus
$1568
156 km or 97 mi Stralsund
$1218
159 km or 99 mi Varberg
$1244
171 km or 106 mi Horsens
$1384
177 km or 110 mi Fredericia
$1469
179 km or 111 mi Rostock
$1312
179 km or 111 mi Randers
$1376
185 km or 115 mi Greifswald
$1235
190 km or 118 mi Varnamo
$1154
190 km or 118 mi Vejle
$1633
193 km or 120 mi Vaxjo
$1218
196 km or 122 mi Sonderborg
$1214
196 km or 122 mi Kolding
$1382
196 km or 122 mi Silkeborg
$1344
199 km or 124 mi Karlskrona
$1004
199 km or 124 mi Haderslev
$1337
211 km or 131 mi Wismar
$1219
211 km or 131 mi Gustrow
$1219
215 km or 133 mi Viborg
$1265
216 km or 134 mi Kiel
$1159

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