Gothenburg vs London - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg London
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$2759
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$6563
🏠 One person rent
$743
$1687
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$2971
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$410
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$3559
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
46
100
😀 Quality of life
92
97
🏙️ Population
605K
8.91M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 48% less expensive than in London. Cities ranked 2868th and 65th ($1442 vs $2759) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 2nd in Sweden and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check Sweden vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.3 months in London. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs London ranked 1st in the United Kingdom, while ranked 63rd and 5th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs London

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Gothenburg London
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$19.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$66.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$7.15
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$3.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$1862
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$1392
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$3652
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$2440
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$252
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$36.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
2.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$16155
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$7941
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$3.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$142
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$23.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$2.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.22
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$1.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$3.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$8.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$7.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.97
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$4.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$5.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$51.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$15.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$138
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$90.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$93.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$1874
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$23116

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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 London

Distance City Cost of living
1.3 km or 0.8 mi Westminster
$2602
11 km or 7 mi Wimbledon
$1499
13 km or 8.3 mi Richmond
$1490
15 km or 9.3 mi Croydon
$1893
16 km or 10 mi Greenford
$1928
19 km or 12 mi Ewell
$1495
21 km or 13 mi Coulsdon
$1501
23 km or 14 mi Esher
$1497
24 km or 15 mi Walton-on-Thames
$1499
25 km or 15 mi Watford
$1888
27 km or 17 mi Upminster
$1490
28 km or 17 mi Rickmansworth
$1495
31 km or 19 mi St Albans
$1819
32 km or 20 mi Grays
$1493
32 km or 20 mi Hertford
$1495
32 km or 20 mi Slough
$1646
32 km or 20 mi Brentwood
$1548
35 km or 22 mi Harlow
$1590
35 km or 22 mi Gravesend
$1548
35 km or 22 mi Hemel Hempstead
$1504
37 km or 23 mi Woking
$1773
38 km or 24 mi Harpenden
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Billericay
$1454
41 km or 25 mi Maidenhead
$1658
43 km or 27 mi East Grinstead
$1494
43 km or 27 mi Basildon
$1763
43 km or 27 mi Guildford
$2014
44 km or 27 mi Crawley
$1683
44 km or 27 mi Stevenage
$1543
44 km or 27 mi Bracknell
$1820
44 km or 28 mi Rochester
$1896
44 km or 28 mi Tonbridge
$1838
45 km or 28 mi High Wycombe
$1788
46 km or 28 mi Bishop's Stortford
$1498
46 km or 28 mi Luton
$1524
47 km or 29 mi Chatham
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Chelmsford
$1744
49 km or 30 mi Gillingham
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Godalming
$1714
49 km or 31 mi Farnborough
$1843