Gothenburg vs San Diego - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg San Diego
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$2797
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$6223
🏠 One person rent
$743
$1866
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$3192
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$596
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$176
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$5969
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
46
89
😀 Quality of life
92
91
🏙️ Population
605K
1.39M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 48% less expensive than in San Diego. Cities ranked 2868th and 56th ($1442 vs $2797) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 45th in Sweden and the United States, respectively. Check Sweden vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 2.1 months in San Diego. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs San Diego ranked 12th in the United States, while ranked 63rd and 76th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs San Diego

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Gothenburg San Diego
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$15.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$69.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$9.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$7.02
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$4.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$2055
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$1591
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$3578
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$2789
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$177
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$68.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
4.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$10071
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$5797
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$73.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$17.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.49
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$3.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$5.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$13.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$4.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$3.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$4.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.69
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$3.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$9.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$6.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$4.65
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$14.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$24
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$55.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$1397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$14503

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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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$1938
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$1939
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$1945
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$2696
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$2115
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18 km or 11 mi La Jolla
$1946
21 km or 13 mi El Cajon
$2038
24 km or 15 mi Tijuana
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25 km or 15 mi Santee
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30 km or 19 mi Poway
$1943
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$3096
40 km or 25 mi Las Delicias
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$629
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$2829
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$1949
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$2836
54 km or 33 mi Vista
$2327
57 km or 36 mi Oceanside
$2661
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$1973
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$2943
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$2454
95 km or 59 mi Murrieta
$2469
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$1950
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$1947
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$1946
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$1942
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$2819
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$2200
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$632
109 km or 68 mi Lake Elsinore
$1916
110 km or 68 mi Mission Viejo
$2087
110 km or 69 mi Laguna Hills
$1934
111 km or 69 mi Rancho Santa Margarita
$2491
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$1980
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$2334
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119 km or 74 mi Perris
$1951
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