Gothenburg vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$743
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1253
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
46
92
😀 Quality of life
92
78
🏙️ Population
605K
1.98M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 108% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 2868th and 6605th ($1442 vs $694) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in Sweden and Malaysia, respectively. Check Sweden vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 63rd and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Kuala Lumpur

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Gothenburg Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$9595

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.7 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
15 km or 9.1 mi Subang Jaya
$642
19 km or 12 mi Shah Alam
$635
24 km or 15 mi Putrajaya
$495
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$450
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$591
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$547
123 km or 77 mi Malacca
$530
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$533
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$552
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$493
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$561
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$541
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$527
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$552
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$526
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$532
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$518
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$562
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$510
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$575
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$526
311 km or 193 mi Singapore City
$2433
315 km or 195 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
335 km or 208 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$460
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$504
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$613
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$462
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$508
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
402 km or 250 mi Kangar
$486
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$498
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$490
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$548
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$534