Gothenburg vs Zurich - Cost of Living Comparison

Gothenburg Zurich
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1442
$2888
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3145
$7590
🏠 One person rent
$743
$1583
🏘️ Family rent
$1187
$2961
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$842
🚐 Transport expenses
$146
$226
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2915
$6994
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
13 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
46
78
😀 Quality of life
92
96
🏙️ Population
605K
434K

The cost of living in Gothenburg is 50% less expensive than in Zurich. Cities ranked 2868th and 37th ($1442 vs $2888) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 8th and 3rd in Sweden and Switzerland, respectively. Check Sweden vs Switzerland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2 months in Gothenburg compared to 2.4 months in Zurich. Gothenburg ranked 2nd best city to live in Sweden vs Zurich ranked 1st in Switzerland, while ranked 63rd and 9th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Gothenburg vs Zurich

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Gothenburg Zurich
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.81
$22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$49.8
$102
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.51
$15.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.14
$7.22
 Cappuccino
$3.86
$5.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.89
$4.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$839
$1778
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$582
$1313
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1364
$3513
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$952
$2514
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.4
$126
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$122
$196
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$51.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.56%
1.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6222
$17058
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3932
$10213
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.41
$4.63
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$79.1
$91.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
$48.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.77
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.23
$1.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.18
$3.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.26
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.18
$7.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
$22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.2
$27.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$51.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$3.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.37
$3.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.07
$3.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.43
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.09
$3.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.94
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$6.38
$8.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.31
$18.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.9
$5.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$3.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.96
$3.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30.6
$82.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.3
$21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.1
$143
💇 Haircut, simple
$23.9
$43
👖 Brand Jeans
$87
$99.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.3
$112
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$124
$2852
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3132
$30929

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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 Zurich

Distance City Cost of living
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Altstetten
$2409
6.4 km or 4 mi Dubendorf
$2465
11 km or 6.6 mi Dietikon
$2456
14 km or 8.6 mi Horgen
$2413
14 km or 8.6 mi Uster
$2417
16 km or 9.7 mi Bulach
$2414
19 km or 12 mi Wettingen
$2414
19 km or 12 mi Wadenswil
$2347
19 km or 12 mi Winterthur
$2492
20 km or 13 mi Wetzikon
$2408
20 km or 13 mi Baden
$2696
20 km or 13 mi Baar
$2533
23 km or 15 mi Zug
$2864
28 km or 17 mi Rapperswil-Jona
$2407
33 km or 21 mi Frauenfeld
$2230
36 km or 22 mi Schaffhausen
$2320
37 km or 23 mi Waldshut-Tiengen
$1214
37 km or 23 mi Aarau
$2267
38 km or 24 mi Emmen
$2413
40 km or 25 mi Wil
$2300
40 km or 25 mi Lucerne
$2419
43 km or 27 mi Kriens
$2478
48 km or 30 mi Singen
$1219
51 km or 32 mi Radolfzell
$1212
56 km or 35 mi Kreuzlingen
$2409
57 km or 36 mi Konstanz
$1521
60 km or 37 mi Rheinfelden
$1219
63 km or 39 mi St. Gallen
$1937
63 km or 39 mi Uberlingen
$1218
64 km or 40 mi Donaueschingen
$1220
70 km or 44 mi Riehen
$2310
71 km or 44 mi Tuttlingen
$1289
71 km or 44 mi Lorrach
$1217
74 km or 46 mi Weil am Rhein
$1214
74 km or 46 mi Basel
$2456
76 km or 47 mi Villingen-Schwenningen
$1245
77 km or 48 mi Saint-Louis
$1148
77 km or 48 mi Friedrichshafen
$1283
77 km or 48 mi Schaan
$2099
78 km or 48 mi Allschwil
$2408