Gothenburg vs San Jose, United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg San Jose
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$2722
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$5577
🏠 One person rent
$743
$1819
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$2391
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$574
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$174
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$7852
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
46
87
😀 Quality of life
92
94
🏙️ Population
605K
1.03M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 47% less expensive than in San Jose, United States. Cities ranked 2868th and 73rd ($1442 vs $2722) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 61st 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 2.9 months in San Jose, United States. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs San Jose, United States ranked 3rd in the United States, while ranked 63rd and 23rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs San Jose, United States

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Gothenburg San Jose
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$16.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$62.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$10.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$7.48
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$5.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$2.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$1855
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$1595
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$3197
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$1901
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$60.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
5.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$13519
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$8282
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$2.77
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$84.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$3.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$4.48
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$10.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$15.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$4.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$2.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$4.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$18.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$10.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$8.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$7.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$3.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.41
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$59.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$14.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$18.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$1946
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$26010

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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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Distance City Cost of living
7.6 km or 4.7 mi Campbell
$1938
9.7 km or 6.1 mi Santa Clara
$2319
11 km or 6.8 mi Los Gatos
$2244
13 km or 8.4 mi Saratoga
$2285
15 km or 9.1 mi Milpitas
$1945
15 km or 9.3 mi Cupertino
$2797
16 km or 10 mi Sunnyvale
$3153
18 km or 11 mi Mountain View
$3127
21 km or 13 mi Los Altos
$1936
27 km or 17 mi Palo Alto
$2864
27 km or 17 mi Morgan Hill
$1941
28 km or 18 mi Fremont
$2940
29 km or 18 mi Newark
$1951
29 km or 18 mi East Palo Alto
$1946
32 km or 20 mi Menlo Park
$1942
36 km or 22 mi Union
$1945
38 km or 23 mi Redwood
$3431
39 km or 24 mi Santa Cruz
$2773
41 km or 25 mi San Carlos
$1935
41 km or 25 mi Pleasanton
$3108
42 km or 26 mi Gilroy
$2242
43 km or 27 mi Livermore
$3101
44 km or 27 mi Watsonville
$3036
44 km or 27 mi Belmont
$2736
44 km or 28 mi Foster
$2122
45 km or 28 mi Hayward
$2691
46 km or 28 mi Dublin
$1943
47 km or 29 mi San Lorenzo
$1813
48 km or 30 mi San Mateo
$3397
48 km or 30 mi Castro Valley
$2595
53 km or 33 mi San Leandro
$2188
53 km or 33 mi Burlingame
$1941
54 km or 33 mi San Ramon
$2142
57 km or 36 mi Millbrae
$1951
59 km or 36 mi Danville
$2146
60 km or 38 mi San Bruno
$1935
61 km or 38 mi Alameda
$3038
62 km or 38 mi Tracy
$2277
63 km or 39 mi South San Francisco
$1954
64 km or 40 mi Oakland
$3240