Gothenburg vs Shanghai - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Shanghai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$4223
🏠 One person rent
$743
$783
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$1826
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$347
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$1372
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
46
100
😀 Quality of life
92
77
🏙️ Population
605K
24.9M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 2% more expensive than in Shanghai. Cities ranked 2868th and 2914th ($1442 vs $1413) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 5th in Sweden and China, respectively. Check Sweden vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1 months in Shanghai. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Shanghai ranked 4th in China, while ranked 63rd and 525th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Shanghai

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Gothenburg Shanghai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$6.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$2.68
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$4.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$633
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$2745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$1493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$41.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$63.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
5.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$18571
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$9787
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$6.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$2.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$5.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$66.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$135
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$78.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$1377
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$27661

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Pudong
$759
47 km or 29 mi Taicang
$677
53 km or 33 mi Kunshan
$699
74 km or 46 mi Qidong
$677
82 km or 51 mi Suzhou
$921
82 km or 51 mi Jiaxing
$730
85 km or 53 mi Haimen
$673
88 km or 55 mi Changshu
$689
106 km or 66 mi Nantong
$1047
117 km or 73 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
121 km or 75 mi Wuxi
$861
135 km or 84 mi Huzhou
$720
141 km or 87 mi Jiangyin
$681
142 km or 88 mi Zhoushan
$680
144 km or 89 mi Ningbo
$809
148 km or 92 mi Jingjiang
$665
155 km or 96 mi Shaoxing
$745
158 km or 98 mi Yixing
$678
159 km or 99 mi Changzhou
$782
160 km or 100 mi Rugao
$682
161 km or 100 mi Hangzhou
$882
177 km or 110 mi Taixing
$678
179 km or 111 mi Hai'an
$669
191 km or 119 mi Liyang
$666
197 km or 122 mi Yangzhong
$649
198 km or 123 mi Guangde
$657
201 km or 125 mi Danyang
$669
208 km or 129 mi Taizhou
$696
217 km or 135 mi Dongtai
$675
223 km or 139 mi Zhenjiang
$588
235 km or 146 mi Yangzhou
$709
236 km or 146 mi Jurong
$664
244 km or 152 mi Ningguo
$651
246 km or 153 mi Yiwu
$696
250 km or 155 mi Xinghua
$682
250 km or 156 mi Yizheng
$660
259 km or 161 mi Linhai
$675
260 km or 161 mi Xuancheng
$732
262 km or 163 mi Gaoyou
$669
274 km or 170 mi Nanjing
$817