Gothenburg vs Riga - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Riga
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$967
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$2363
🏠 One person rent
$743
$469
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$735
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$314
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$81.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1012
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
46
59
😀 Quality of life
92
78
🏙️ Population
605K
615K

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 49% more expensive than in Riga. Cities ranked 2868th and 5468th ($1442 vs $967) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in Sweden and Latvia, respectively. Check Sweden vs Latvia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1 months in Riga. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Riga ranked 1st in Latvia, while ranked 63rd and 417th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Riga

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Gothenburg Riga
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$8.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$37.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.69
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$3.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$457
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$299
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$743
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$473
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$194
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$13.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
2.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$2506
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$1424
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$1.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$48.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$7.43
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.82
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$0.93
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$8.58
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$6.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$9.59
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$2.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.55
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$8.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$4.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$8.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$4.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$34.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$8.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$43.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$62.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$73.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$363
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$15867

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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 Riga

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Jurmala
$829
34 km or 21 mi Ogre
$676
40 km or 25 mi Jelgava
$724
103 km or 64 mi Valmiera
$673
118 km or 74 mi Jekabpils
$580
123 km or 77 mi Siauliai
$628
129 km or 80 mi Mazeikiai
$711
137 km or 85 mi Panevezys
$645
161 km or 100 mi Ventspils
$758
161 km or 100 mi Parnu
$863
174 km or 108 mi Kuressaare
$773
181 km or 112 mi Viljandi
$703
186 km or 115 mi Utena
$741
190 km or 118 mi Daugavpils
$644
195 km or 121 mi Liepaja
$650
203 km or 126 mi Rezekne
$582
209 km or 130 mi Jonava
$632
223 km or 138 mi Tartu
$891
228 km or 142 mi Kaunas
$843
229 km or 142 mi Klaipeda
$767
262 km or 163 mi Vilnius
$1021
270 km or 168 mi Marijampole
$721
271 km or 168 mi Pskov
$687
279 km or 174 mi Tallinn
$1145
283 km or 176 mi Alytus
$671
286 km or 178 mi Maardu
$861
298 km or 185 mi Rakvere
$837
327 km or 203 mi Suwalki
$715
330 km or 205 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
335 km or 208 mi Kaliningrad
$745
339 km or 211 mi Raseborg
$1342
347 km or 215 mi Sillamae
$783
353 km or 219 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
357 km or 222 mi Visby
$1199
361 km or 225 mi Narva
$743
362 km or 225 mi Helsinki
$1763
364 km or 226 mi Espoo
$1752
365 km or 227 mi Grodno
$424
365 km or 227 mi Elk
$724
367 km or 228 mi Lohja
$1277