Gothenburg vs Kyoto - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Kyoto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1163
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$2986
🏠 One person rent
$743
$479
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$957
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$389
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$195
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$2119
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
39 km
🎓 Higher education
46
96
😀 Quality of life
92
78
🏙️ Population
605K
1.46M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 24% more expensive than in Kyoto. Cities ranked 2868th and 4117th ($1442 vs $1163) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 22nd in Sweden and Japan, respectively. Check Sweden vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.8 months in Kyoto. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Kyoto ranked 77th in Japan, while ranked 63rd and 436th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Kyoto

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Gothenburg Kyoto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$5.64
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$29.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$5.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.64
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$3.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$536
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$328
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$1099
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$732
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$78.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$30.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
1.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$4799
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$5154
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$1.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$20.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$2.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$18.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$6.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$5.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$4.05
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$4.6
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$3.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$3.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$4.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$0.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$65.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$19.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$59.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$10196

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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 Kyoto

Distance City Cost of living
7.5 km or 4.6 mi Otsu
$1016
9.5 km or 5.9 mi Muko
$1022
12 km or 7.2 mi Nagaokakyo
$1021
15 km or 9.1 mi Uji
$1042
16 km or 10 mi Yawata
$1021
17 km or 11 mi Shimamoto
$1018
18 km or 11 mi Joyo
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Kameoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Kusatsu
$1033
21 km or 13 mi Ritto
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Moriyama
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kyotanabe
$1025
23 km or 14 mi Takatsuki
$1030
24 km or 15 mi Hirakata
$1039
24 km or 15 mi Yasu
$1025
26 km or 16 mi Katano
$1024
28 km or 17 mi Seika
$1019
28 km or 18 mi Ibaraki
$1066
29 km or 18 mi Konan
$1020
29 km or 18 mi Nantan
$1020
30 km or 19 mi Neyagawa
$1056
31 km or 19 mi Kizugawa
$1026
32 km or 20 mi Settsu
$1021
32 km or 20 mi Shijonawate
$1024
33 km or 20 mi Omihachiman
$1022
34 km or 21 mi Minoh
$1031
35 km or 22 mi Kadoma
$1021
36 km or 22 mi Suita
$1397
36 km or 22 mi Daito
$1025
36 km or 22 mi Moriguchi
$1032
36 km or 22 mi Ikoma
$1025
37 km or 23 mi Nara
$921
37 km or 23 mi Koka
$1026
37 km or 23 mi Toyonaka
$1031
37 km or 23 mi Ikeda
$1021
38 km or 24 mi Kawanishi
$1032
38 km or 24 mi Inagawa
$1019
40 km or 25 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
40 km or 25 mi Yamatokoriyama
$1025
41 km or 26 mi Itami
$1050