Gothenburg vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Guangzhou
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$995
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$2664
🏠 One person rent
$743
$512
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$924
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$280
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$99.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1257
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
46
97
😀 Quality of life
92
75
🏙️ Population
605K
18.7M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 45% more expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 2868th and 5389th ($1442 vs $995) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 11th in Sweden and China, respectively. Check Sweden vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Guangzhou ranked 5th in China, while ranked 63rd and 737th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Guangzhou

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Gothenburg Guangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$4.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$31.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$4.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.49
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$635
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$410
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$1251
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$64.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$13733
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$5739
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$29.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$5.41
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$2.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$1.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$13.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$5.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.96
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$3.34
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$5.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$7.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$48.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$9.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$90.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$619
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$25579

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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

Cities near Guangzhou

Distance City Cost of living
19 km or 12 mi Foshan
$641
51 km or 32 mi Dongguan
$787
63 km or 39 mi Jiangmen
$711
65 km or 41 mi Qingyuan
$733
67 km or 42 mi Zhongshan
$663
83 km or 52 mi Zhaoqing
$707
100 km or 62 mi Zhuhai
$675
102 km or 63 mi Kaiping
$665
105 km or 65 mi Shenzhen
$1134
111 km or 69 mi Macau
$1613
118 km or 73 mi Huizhou
$763
127 km or 79 mi Yunfu
$763
131 km or 81 mi Kowloon
$2352
132 km or 82 mi Hong Kong
$2822
162 km or 100 mi Heyuan
$696
189 km or 117 mi Shaoguan
$688
194 km or 121 mi Yangjiang
$719
202 km or 126 mi Wuzhou
$727
205 km or 127 mi Lianzhou
$651
216 km or 134 mi Shanwei
$710
225 km or 140 mi Hezhou
$701
281 km or 175 mi Gaozhou
$686
291 km or 181 mi Maoming
$537
298 km or 185 mi Chenzhou
$815
298 km or 185 mi Puning
$700
319 km or 198 mi Meizhou
$775
321 km or 199 mi Jieyang
$747
323 km or 201 mi Yulin
$753
345 km or 214 mi Ganzhou
$792
349 km or 217 mi Chaozhou
$648
352 km or 219 mi Shantou
$1051
364 km or 226 mi Zhanjiang
$667
373 km or 232 mi Guigang
$673
384 km or 239 mi Guilin
$539
406 km or 252 mi Yongzhou
$751
414 km or 257 mi Liuzhou
$698
416 km or 259 mi Laibin
$704
424 km or 264 mi Hengyang
$678
440 km or 273 mi Longyan
$691
460 km or 286 mi Haikou
$608