Gothenburg vs Saint Petersburg - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Saint Petersburg
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1164
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$2979
🏠 One person rent
$743
$552
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$1096
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$363
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$937
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
46
81
😀 Quality of life
92
69
🏙️ Population
605K
5.38M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 24% more expensive than in Saint Petersburg. Cities ranked 2868th and 4114th ($1442 vs $1164) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in Sweden and Russia, respectively. Check Sweden vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 0.8 months in Saint Petersburg. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Saint Petersburg ranked 2nd in Russia, while ranked 63rd and 2535th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Saint Petersburg

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Gothenburg Saint Petersburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$47.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$3.22
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$2.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$653
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$401
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$1468
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$817
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$91.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$140
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$8.46
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
12.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$4925
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$3180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$0.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$55.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$4.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.33
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$1.1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$5.94
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$10.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.55
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$1.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$9.77
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.25
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$8.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$2.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$48.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$6.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$24.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$114
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$131
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$519
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$8750

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$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
135 km or 84 mi Narva
$743
156 km or 97 mi Sillamae
$783
162 km or 101 mi Imatra
$1061
168 km or 104 mi Veliky Novgorod
$721
170 km or 105 mi Lappeenranta
$1261
181 km or 112 mi Kohtla-Jarve
$842
185 km or 115 mi Hamina
$1297
195 km or 121 mi Kotka
$1276
223 km or 139 mi Kouvola
$1261
227 km or 141 mi Savonlinna
$1306
232 km or 144 mi Rakvere
$837
254 km or 158 mi Mikkeli
$1361
262 km or 163 mi Porvoo
$1319
263 km or 164 mi Pskov
$687
269 km or 167 mi Tartu
$891
280 km or 174 mi Lahti
$1347
293 km or 182 mi Kerava
$1234
294 km or 183 mi Varkaus
$1040
294 km or 183 mi Jarvenpaa
$1433
295 km or 183 mi Vantaa
$1611
296 km or 184 mi Joensuu
$1265
297 km or 184 mi Tuusula
$1221
299 km or 186 mi Petrozavodsk
$717
300 km or 186 mi Helsinki
$1763
302 km or 188 mi Maardu
$861
310 km or 192 mi Nurmijarvi
$1297
310 km or 193 mi Hyvinkaa
$1208
315 km or 196 mi Espoo
$1752
317 km or 197 mi Riihimaki
$1442
318 km or 197 mi Tallinn
$1145
322 km or 200 mi Viljandi
$703
328 km or 204 mi Kirkkonummi
$1387
342 km or 213 mi Hameenlinna
$1229
348 km or 216 mi Lohja
$1277
349 km or 217 mi Jamsa
$1291
354 km or 220 mi Jyvaskyla
$1265
356 km or 221 mi Kuopio
$1293
373 km or 232 mi Valkeakoski
$1319
374 km or 233 mi Parnu
$863
383 km or 238 mi Raseborg
$1342