Gothenburg vs Malaga - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Malaga
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1115
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$2599
🏠 One person rent
$743
$593
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$954
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$309
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1648
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
46
23
😀 Quality of life
92
78
🏙️ Population
605K
577K

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 29% more expensive than in Malaga. Cities ranked 2868th and 4256th ($1442 vs $1115) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 32nd 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 1.5 months in Malaga. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Malaga ranked 11th in Spain, while ranked 63rd and 424th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Malaga

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Gothenburg Malaga
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$34
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$8.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.51
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$2.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.8
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$570
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$471
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$998
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$770
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$67.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$34.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
2.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$3610
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$2273
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$1.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$38
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$6.22
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.25
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$4.69
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$0.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$5.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$6.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$2.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.81
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.74
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$40.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$7.84
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$58.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$12.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$78.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$70.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$407
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$8625

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Cities near Gothenburg

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 Malaga

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Benalmadena
$1308
24 km or 15 mi Mijas
$1027
27 km or 17 mi Fuengirola
$1238
36 km or 22 mi Antequera
$1037
48 km or 30 mi Marbella
$1325
55 km or 34 mi Loja
$1022
65 km or 40 mi Almunecar
$844
67 km or 41 mi Ronda
$783
71 km or 44 mi Estepona
$1079
80 km or 50 mi Motril
$1028
89 km or 55 mi Granada
$951
94 km or 58 mi Alcala la Real
$982
104 km or 64 mi La Linea de la Concepcion
$955
105 km or 65 mi Gibraltar City
$1944
109 km or 68 mi Ecija
$1022
113 km or 70 mi Los Barrios
$1139
114 km or 71 mi Algeciras
$843
119 km or 74 mi Martos
$1027
122 km or 76 mi Ceuta
$1230
124 km or 77 mi Arcos de la Frontera
$1021
125 km or 78 mi Adra
$983
130 km or 81 mi Jaen
$833
132 km or 82 mi Tarifa
$990
133 km or 83 mi Cordoba
$885
137 km or 85 mi Carmona
$1025
143 km or 89 mi El Ejido
$821
148 km or 92 mi Dos Hermanas
$1112
152 km or 94 mi Jerez de la Frontera
$848
154 km or 96 mi Tetouan
$401
158 km or 98 mi Seville
$996
158 km or 98 mi Chiclana de la Frontera
$1121
162 km or 101 mi Tangier
$583
169 km or 105 mi Linares
$1025
169 km or 105 mi Cadiz
$1051
171 km or 106 mi Ubeda
$1055
174 km or 108 mi Rota
$968
176 km or 109 mi Almeria
$941
196 km or 122 mi Almonte
$1024
207 km or 129 mi Melilla
$980
218 km or 135 mi Nador
$395