Dubai vs Gothenburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Dubai Gothenburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1899
$1442
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4399
$3145
🏠 One person rent
$1165
$743
🏘️ Family rent
$2111
$1187
🍽️ Food expenses
$433
$427
🚐 Transport expenses
$167
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4679
$2915
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
61
46
😀 Quality of life
89
92
🏙️ Population
2.5M
605K

The cost of living in Dubai is 32% more expensive than in Gothenburg. Cities ranked 1800th and 2868th ($1899 vs $1442) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 8th in the United Arab Emirates and Sweden, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Sweden comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months in Dubai compared to 2 months in Gothenburg. Dubai ranked 1st best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Gothenburg ranked 2nd in Sweden, while ranked 127th and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Dubai vs Gothenburg

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Dubai Gothenburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
$9.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.5
$49.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.09
$8.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$12.6
$6.14
 Cappuccino
$5.24
$3.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.11
$1.89
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1328
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$865
$582
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2486
$1364
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$952
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$79.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$169
$122
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$98.6
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.71%
2.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4012
$6222
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2459
$3932
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
$3.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$83
$79.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.99
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.87
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$2.18
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.43
$3.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.93
$8.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$15.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$2.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
$9.94
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.41
$1.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.48
$6.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.34
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.36
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.25
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.18
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.5
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$14.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$73.7
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.4
$87
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.5
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$733
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12709
$3132

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Cities near Dubai

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8 mi Sharjah
$1360
22 km or 14 mi Ajman
$871
41 km or 25 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
104 km or 65 mi Fujairah
$1095
108 km or 67 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
126 km or 78 mi Al Ain
$1448
129 km or 80 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
234 km or 146 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
246 km or 153 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
339 km or 211 mi Seeb
$1236
344 km or 214 mi Nizwa
$824
380 km or 236 mi Doha
$1894
380 km or 236 mi Muscat
$1145
385 km or 239 mi Al Khor
$1755
399 km or 248 mi Jahrom
$660
440 km or 273 mi Fasa
$939
449 km or 279 mi Jiroft
$659
466 km or 290 mi Sirjan
$663
485 km or 301 mi Manama
$1307
486 km or 302 mi Riffa
$1002
487 km or 303 mi Isa Town
$1152
523 km or 325 mi Bam
$659
528 km or 328 mi Dhahran
$969
534 km or 332 mi Chabahar
$659
537 km or 334 mi Dammam
$1004
554 km or 345 mi Shiraz
$724
560 km or 348 mi Qatif
$889
568 km or 353 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
568 km or 353 mi Marvdasht
$659
574 km or 357 mi Rafsanjan
$663
578 km or 359 mi Iranshahr
$657
584 km or 363 mi Kerman
$680
595 km or 370 mi Jubail
$861
601 km or 373 mi Borazjan
$657
603 km or 375 mi Kazerun
$656
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$694
703 km or 437 mi Yasuj
$611
721 km or 448 mi Zahedan
$828
743 km or 461 mi Yazd
$809
773 km or 481 mi Behbahan
$660

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