Gothenburg vs San Francisco - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg San Francisco
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$3415
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$7268
🏠 One person rent
$743
$2367
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$3633
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$693
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$3904
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
18 km
🎓 Higher education
46
97
😀 Quality of life
92
89
🏙️ Population
605K
882K

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 58% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 2868th and 6th ($1442 vs $3415) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 4th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs San Francisco ranked 25th in the United States, while ranked 63rd and 122nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs San Francisco

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Gothenburg San Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$80.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$7.53
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$4.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$2.78
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$2660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$2076
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$4631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$3090
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$112
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$61.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$11485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$9524
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$87
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$19
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$4.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$4.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$16.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$14.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$17.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$5.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$5.35
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$6.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.92
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$3.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$3.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$12.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$8.07
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$5.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$82.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$15.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$27.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$2641
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$14161

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$1244
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$1057
76 km or 47 mi Uddevalla
$1118
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$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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11 km or 6.9 mi Daly
$1938
14 km or 8.4 mi South San Francisco
$1954
14 km or 8.8 mi Alameda
$3038
15 km or 9.2 mi Oakland
$3240
16 km or 10 mi Albany
$1949
17 km or 10 mi Berkeley
$2751
17 km or 11 mi San Bruno
$1935
18 km or 11 mi El Cerrito
$1939
18 km or 11 mi Pacifica
$1944
19 km or 12 mi Richmond
$1948
20 km or 12 mi Millbrae
$1951
21 km or 13 mi San Pablo
$1938
22 km or 14 mi Burlingame
$1941
24 km or 15 mi San Leandro
$2188
24 km or 15 mi San Rafael
$2631
26 km or 16 mi San Mateo
$3397
28 km or 17 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
28 km or 18 mi Foster
$2122
29 km or 18 mi Lafayette
$1933
29 km or 18 mi Hercules
$1937
31 km or 19 mi Belmont
$2736
32 km or 20 mi Hayward
$2691
32 km or 20 mi Castro Valley
$2595
34 km or 21 mi San Carlos
$1935
34 km or 21 mi Walnut Creek
$2869
36 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
37 km or 23 mi Martinez
$2202
37 km or 23 mi Danville
$2146
37 km or 23 mi Pleasant Hill
$1850
38 km or 24 mi Union
$1945
39 km or 24 mi San Ramon
$2142
39 km or 24 mi Vallejo
$2763
39 km or 24 mi Novato
$1947
39 km or 24 mi Benicia
$1937
41 km or 25 mi Concord
$2695
42 km or 26 mi Menlo Park
$1942
42 km or 26 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
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$1951
45 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
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$2864