Gothenburg vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Johannesburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$935
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$2244
🏠 One person rent
$743
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$815
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1502
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
46
73
😀 Quality of life
92
63
🏙️ Population
605K
4.43M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 54% more expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 2868th and 5608th ($1442 vs $935) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in Sweden and South Africa, respectively. Check Sweden vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.6 months in Johannesburg. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 63rd and 4512th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Johannesburg

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Gothenburg Johannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$7.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$29.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$3.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$0.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$369
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$324
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$766
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$96.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$49.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
8.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$674
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$1.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$62.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$8.33
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$6.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$7.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$4.98
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.35
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$28.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$6.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$87.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$5141

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2.8 km or 1.7 mi Molndal
$1466
58 km or 36 mi Boras
$1132
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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.8 mi Sandton
$907
13 km or 8 mi Randburg
$776
19 km or 12 mi Soweto
$897
28 km or 17 mi Benoni
$821
40 km or 25 mi Springs
$766
41 km or 25 mi Centurion
$734
53 km or 33 mi Pretoria
$835
53 km or 33 mi Vereeniging
$728
59 km or 36 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
71 km or 44 mi Brits
$763
101 km or 62 mi Rustenburg
$881
109 km or 68 mi Potchefstroom
$639
143 km or 89 mi Bethal
$760
152 km or 94 mi Middelburg
$822
155 km or 97 mi Klerksdorp
$629
179 km or 111 mi Kroonstad
$770
237 km or 147 mi Welkom
$708
244 km or 152 mi Mmabatho
$762
262 km or 163 mi Lobatse
$615
275 km or 171 mi Gaborone
$668
287 km or 179 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
302 km or 188 mi Kanye
$641
311 km or 193 mi Mbabane
$722
323 km or 201 mi Vryheid
$835
325 km or 202 mi Molepolole
$616
329 km or 204 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
333 km or 207 mi Manzini
$733
350 km or 217 mi Maseru
$593
366 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
369 km or 229 mi Bloemfontein
$696
409 km or 254 mi Mafeteng
$579
417 km or 259 mi Palapye
$506
429 km or 267 mi Kimberley
$785
442 km or 275 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
443 km or 275 mi Matola
$1058
446 km or 277 mi Serowe
$527
454 km or 282 mi Maputo
$1049
501 km or 311 mi Durban
$827
562 km or 349 mi Francistown
$544
577 km or 358 mi Xai-Xai
$1114