Gothenburg vs Tokyo - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Tokyo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$1698
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$4410
🏠 One person rent
$743
$803
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$1693
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$322
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$2899
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
46
100
😀 Quality of life
92
100
🏙️ Population
605K
14M

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 15% less expensive than in Tokyo. Cities ranked 2868th and 2208th ($1442 vs $1698) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 1st in Sweden and Japan, respectively. Check Sweden vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 1.7 months in Tokyo. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Tokyo ranked 1st in Japan, while ranked 63rd and 1st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Tokyo

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Gothenburg Tokyo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$6.57
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$35.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$5.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$4.45
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$3.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$1.19
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$1016
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$563
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$2264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$1286
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$116
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$34.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
1.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$9602
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$6179
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$1.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$29.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$1.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$1.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$15.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$8.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$23.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$7.66
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$6.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$5.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$4.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$3.21
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$1.65
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$9.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$9.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$3.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$1.58
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$68.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$13.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$37.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$25
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$560
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$16030

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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 Tokyo

Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Musashino
$1031
12 km or 7.4 mi Komae
$1026
12 km or 7.5 mi Mitaka
$1047
13 km or 8 mi Wako
$1023
13 km or 8.4 mi Kawaguchi
$1085
14 km or 8.5 mi Hirai
$1019
14 km or 8.9 mi Toda
$1029
14 km or 8.9 mi Chofu
$1055
14 km or 9 mi Nishitokyo
$1046
15 km or 9.3 mi Asaka
$1032
15 km or 9.4 mi Warabi
$1022
16 km or 10 mi Niiza
$1037
17 km or 10 mi Higashikurume
$1023
17 km or 11 mi Koganei
$1026
18 km or 11 mi Kawasaki-ku
$1054
18 km or 11 mi Inagi
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Soka
$1061
18 km or 11 mi Kiyose
$1025
19 km or 12 mi Shiki
$1022
19 km or 12 mi Kawasaki
$1133
19 km or 12 mi Urayasu
$1036
20 km or 12 mi Fuchu
$1064
20 km or 12 mi Saitama
$1179
20 km or 12 mi Kodaira
$1048
20 km or 12 mi Yashio
$1025
21 km or 13 mi Kokubunji
$1026
21 km or 13 mi Higashimurayama
$1031
21 km or 13 mi Miyoshi
$1019
22 km or 14 mi Ichikawa
$1069
22 km or 14 mi Matsudo
$1170
23 km or 14 mi Misato
$1031
23 km or 14 mi Fujimi
$1027
23 km or 14 mi Kunitachi
$1023
23 km or 14 mi Tama
$1029
24 km or 15 mi Tokorozawa
$1081
24 km or 15 mi Koshigaya
$1031
25 km or 15 mi Tachikawa
$1043
25 km or 15 mi Higashiyamato
$1026
26 km or 16 mi Yoshikawa
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Fujimino
$1025