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General

Gothenburg, as the second largest city in Sweden, is well-known for being a friendly place that welcoming everybody. Furthermore, there is the largest university in Scandinavia in Gothenburg. That's why this city is a home to many students. Gothenburg is also famous for hosting the largest annual event in Scandinavia — Gothenburg Film Festival.

2nd

largest city in Sweden

5th

largest city in Scandinavia

12th

most inventive city in the world, according to Forbes


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 816
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 566
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,166
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 775
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 58
  • Internet € 28
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.5
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 59
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.3
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 39                                                                                                                                                                                     milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 9
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 61
  • Beer € 5
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 28
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12

Healthcare

In Gothenburg, as in the whole country, health care system is available for everybody. Here is the list of the best hospitals in Gothenburg. There is one interesting fact that the maximum cost for visits to a doctor is SEK 1,100 for a year (so if it is more, you don't have to pay).  

Medications are provided by pharmacies in Gothenburg. The maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 for a year.

Public insurance is compulsory in Sweden for providing equal access to healthcare services. Private insurance is quite low in the country with 10% of the population covered. But this percent is becoming higher every year because the average waiting time for specialist treatment (due to public insurance) is near 35 days. More information here.


Education

Higher education is free of charge for Swedish, EU/EEA, and Swiss citizens. From 2007 higher education became divided into three levels: 

  • Basic (degrees that can be obtained — university diploma (2 years) and degree of Bachelor (3 years)); 
  • Advanced (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Master (1 year) and degree of Master (2 years — if you want to continue education)); 
  • Doctoral (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Licentiate (2 years) and degree of Doctor (4 years)).

Before entering the university everybody has to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Swedish and English. Here's the link where you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Gothenburg.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Gothenburg, as a city with oceanic climate, is considered as a place with mild weather. Summers are warm and not hot, winters are cold and windy. July is the hottest month in Gothenburg with an average temperature of 16°C (61°F) and the coldest is December at 0°C (32°F). In Gothenburg snows occurs from December to March.

 16°C

average summer temperature

 C

average winter temperature


Safety

Gothenburg, as a European city, is safe. Residents and travelers don’t have to consider any safety issues here. Gothenburg has a safety level of 59% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. Crimes rates in this relatively small city are very low. Furthermore, residents are always ready to help rather than do anything criminal in Gothenburg.

58/100

Numbeo Safety Index


Economy

Gothenburg, as a city with high-tech industries, is considered as the 12th-most inventive city in the world. There is a port in Gothenburg, which is the largest in Scandinavia. Furthermore, Gothenburg is a major industrial city. That's why a lot of expats move here from all over the world.

3652

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Gothenburg. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations
Expats in Gothenburg
Expat Meetups in Gothenburg

  • General

    Gothenburg, as the second largest city in Sweden, is well-known for being a friendly place that welcoming everybody. Furthermore, there is the largest university in Scandinavia in Gothenburg. That's why this city is a home to many students. Gothenburg is also famous for hosting the largest annual event in Scandinavia — Gothenburg Film Festival.

    2nd

    largest city in Sweden

    5th

    largest city in Scandinavia

    12th

    most inventive city in the world, according to Forbes

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 816
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 566
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,166
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 775
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 58
    • Internet € 28
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2.5
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 59
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.3
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 39                                                                                                                                                                                     milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 9
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 61
    • Beer € 5
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 28
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 12
  • Healthcare

    In Gothenburg, as in the whole country, health care system is available for everybody. Here is the list of the best hospitals in Gothenburg. There is one interesting fact that the maximum cost for visits to a doctor is SEK 1,100 for a year (so if it is more, you don't have to pay).  

    Medications are provided by pharmacies in Gothenburg. The maximum cost for prescription medication is SEK 2,200 for a year.

    Public insurance is compulsory in Sweden for providing equal access to healthcare services. Private insurance is quite low in the country with 10% of the population covered. But this percent is becoming higher every year because the average waiting time for specialist treatment (due to public insurance) is near 35 days. More information here.

  • Education

    Higher education is free of charge for Swedish, EU/EEA, and Swiss citizens. From 2007 higher education became divided into three levels: 

    • Basic (degrees that can be obtained — university diploma (2 years) and degree of Bachelor (3 years)); 
    • Advanced (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Master (1 year) and degree of Master (2 years — if you want to continue education)); 
    • Doctoral (degrees that can be obtained — degree of Licentiate (2 years) and degree of Doctor (4 years)).

    Before entering the university everybody has to demonstrate a minimum proficiency in Swedish and English. Here's the link where you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Gothenburg.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Gothenburg, as a city with oceanic climate, is considered as a place with mild weather. Summers are warm and not hot, winters are cold and windy. July is the hottest month in Gothenburg with an average temperature of 16°C (61°F) and the coldest is December at 0°C (32°F). In Gothenburg snows occurs from December to March.

     16°C

    average summer temperature

     C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    Gothenburg, as a European city, is safe. Residents and travelers don’t have to consider any safety issues here. Gothenburg has a safety level of 59% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. Crimes rates in this relatively small city are very low. Furthermore, residents are always ready to help rather than do anything criminal in Gothenburg.

    58/100

    Numbeo Safety Index

  • Economy

    Gothenburg, as a city with high-tech industries, is considered as the 12th-most inventive city in the world. There is a port in Gothenburg, which is the largest in Scandinavia. Furthermore, Gothenburg is a major industrial city. That's why a lot of expats move here from all over the world.

    3652

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Gothenburg. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations
    Expats in Gothenburg
    Expat Meetups in Gothenburg

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