Gothenburg vs Saitama - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Saitama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1179
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$3271
🏠 One person rent
$743
$462
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$1210
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$383
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$235
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1470
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
21 km
🎓 Higher education
46
99
😀 Quality of life
92
78
🏙️ Population
605K
1.32M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 22% more expensive than in Saitama. Cities ranked 2868th and 4068th ($1442 vs $1179) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 17th in Sweden and Japan, respectively. Check Sweden vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.2 months in Saitama. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Saitama ranked 78th in Japan, while ranked 63rd and 439th among best cities to live in the world.

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Gothenburg Saitama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$4.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$4.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$3.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.15
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$406
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$344
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$1415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$978
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$70.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$109
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$35.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
1.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$4496
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$3043
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$2.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$94.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$29.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.15
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$6.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$1.56
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$8.26
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$5.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$7.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$4.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$4.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$5.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$14.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$5.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$51.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$40.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$59.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$206
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$6346

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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 Saitama

Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.1 mi Warabi
$1022
5.7 km or 3.6 mi Toda
$1029
6.5 km or 4 mi Shiki
$1022
8.5 km or 5.3 mi Asaka
$1032
8.7 km or 5.4 mi Fujimi
$1027
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
9.6 km or 6 mi Wako
$1023
10 km or 6.5 mi Niiza
$1037
11 km or 7 mi Miyoshi
$1019
11 km or 7.1 mi Fujimino
$1025
14 km or 8.4 mi Koshigaya
$1031
14 km or 8.5 mi Kiyose
$1025
14 km or 8.5 mi Ageo
$1051
15 km or 9.2 mi Hasuda
$1022
15 km or 9.3 mi Soka
$1061
16 km or 9.6 mi Ina
$1024
16 km or 9.7 mi Higashikurume
$1023
16 km or 9.9 mi Kasukabe
$1050
17 km or 10 mi Kawagoe
$979
17 km or 10 mi Matsubushi
$1020
17 km or 11 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
18 km or 11 mi Musashino
$1031
18 km or 11 mi Okegawa
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Shiraoka
$1022
18 km or 11 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
18 km or 11 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
18 km or 11 mi Yashio
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Miyashiro
$1021
20 km or 12 mi Tokyo
$1698
20 km or 12 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
20 km or 12 mi Sugito
$1024
21 km or 13 mi Misato
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Sayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Kitamoto
$1023
21 km or 13 mi Kodaira
$1048
21 km or 13 mi Mitaka
$1047
22 km or 14 mi Koganei
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Kuki
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Iruma
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Noda
$1031