Gothenburg vs Stockholm - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Stockholm
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1802
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$4051
🏠 One person rent
$743
$992
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$1744
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$473
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$209
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$3150
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
46
95
😀 Quality of life
92
95
🏙️ Population
605K
979K

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 20% less expensive than in Stockholm. Cities ranked 2868th and 2006th ($1442 vs $1802) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in Sweden.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.7 months in Stockholm. Ranked 2nd vs 1st best cities to live in Sweden, and 63rd vs 18th among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Stockholm

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Gothenburg Stockholm
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$63.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$8.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$6.93
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$4.12
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$2.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$1143
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$840
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$2084
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$1502
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$61.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$95.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$30.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
2.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$11512
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$6965
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$3.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$94.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$22.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$2.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.3
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$2.28
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$3.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$9.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$10.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$18.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$2.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$3.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.32
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.98
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$2.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.02
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$6.86
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$6.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$3.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$13.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$21.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$23
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$89.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$106
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$134
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$8453

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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 Stockholm

Distance City Cost of living
5.1 km or 3.2 mi Solna
$1797
5.2 km or 3.3 mi Lidingo
$1719
13 km or 7.9 mi Taby
$1791
16 km or 9.9 mi Sollentuna
$1266
21 km or 13 mi Tumba
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Akersberga
$1287
31 km or 19 mi Sodertalje
$1362
35 km or 22 mi Marsta
$1511
35 km or 22 mi Sigtuna
$1242
63 km or 39 mi Uppsala
$1396
87 km or 54 mi Nykoping
$924
92 km or 57 mi Eskilstuna
$1087
92 km or 57 mi Vasteras
$1359
105 km or 65 mi Sala
$1300
138 km or 86 mi Norrkoping
$1307
158 km or 98 mi Gavle
$1154
163 km or 101 mi Orebro
$1216
174 km or 108 mi Linkoping
$1328
185 km or 115 mi Ludvika
$1383
190 km or 118 mi Visby
$1199
195 km or 121 mi Borlange
$1174
195 km or 121 mi Falun
$975
253 km or 157 mi Mariestad
$1251
258 km or 161 mi Karlstad
$1135
262 km or 163 mi Raisio
$1294
264 km or 164 mi Skovde
$1296
265 km or 165 mi Turku
$1397
268 km or 167 mi Kaarina
$1300
271 km or 168 mi Mora
$996
274 km or 170 mi Vetlanda
$1271
275 km or 171 mi Rauma
$1175
281 km or 175 mi Kuressaare
$773
284 km or 177 mi Jonkoping
$1380
297 km or 184 mi Ventspils
$758
306 km or 190 mi Salo
$1329
310 km or 193 mi Raseborg
$1342
312 km or 194 mi Arvika
$1201
313 km or 195 mi Kalmar
$1077
315 km or 196 mi Pori
$1248
332 km or 206 mi Vaxjo
$1218