Gothenburg vs Madrid - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Madrid
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1445
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$3270
🏠 One person rent
$743
$800
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$1284
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$349
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$190
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1972
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
10 km
🎓 Higher education
46
98
😀 Quality of life
92
90
🏙️ Population
605K
3.31M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 0.2% less expensive than in Madrid. Cities ranked 2868th and 2863rd ($1442 vs $1445) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in Sweden and Spain, respectively. Check Sweden vs Spain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.4 months in Madrid. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Madrid ranked 1st in Spain, while ranked 63rd and 106th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Madrid

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Gothenburg Madrid
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$12.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$48.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$8.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.98
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$2.18
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$864
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$624
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$1428
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$1027
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$92.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
2.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$5224
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$3536
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$53.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$15.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$7.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$1.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.45
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$6.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$5.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$2.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$39.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$38.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$74.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$73.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$509
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$9811

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.6 mi Pozuelo de Alarcon
$1215
11 km or 6.7 mi Coslada
$991
14 km or 8.5 mi Alcobendas
$1029
18 km or 11 mi Mostoles
$1120
18 km or 11 mi Fuenlabrada
$1210
18 km or 11 mi Torrejon de Ardoz
$1079
21 km or 13 mi Tres Cantos
$1154
29 km or 18 mi Alcala de Henares
$1058
50 km or 31 mi Guadalajara
$1076
68 km or 42 mi Toledo
$780
69 km or 43 mi Segovia
$946
138 km or 86 mi Cuenca
$1020
155 km or 97 mi Laguna de Duero
$1026
158 km or 98 mi Villarrobledo
$1026
162 km or 101 mi Valladolid
$1024
177 km or 110 mi Salamanca
$938
196 km or 122 mi Puertollano
$1055
208 km or 129 mi Plasencia
$772
211 km or 131 mi Zamora
$1024
215 km or 133 mi Burgos
$930
223 km or 139 mi Albacete
$914
242 km or 150 mi Villanueva de la Serena
$1026
244 km or 151 mi Requena
$1019
250 km or 156 mi Logrono
$894
251 km or 156 mi Caceres
$852
253 km or 157 mi Tudela
$1022
258 km or 160 mi Linares
$1025
269 km or 167 mi Ubeda
$1055
272 km or 169 mi Zaragoza
$1018
281 km or 175 mi Merida
$1019
283 km or 176 mi Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
288 km or 179 mi Leon
$899
295 km or 183 mi Jaen
$833
296 km or 184 mi Jumilla
$1025
297 km or 184 mi Cordoba
$885
298 km or 185 mi Yecla
$984
299 km or 186 mi Braganca
$907
301 km or 187 mi Martos
$1027
302 km or 187 mi Caravaca de la Cruz
$1022
302 km or 188 mi Valencia
$1197