Gothenburg

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
135/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$880.00

Cost of Living

4
211/245
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.44
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$47.00
Monthly public transport$77.00
Movie ticket$16.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$96.07

Startups

3
197/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.41
Meetups groups114
Meetups members28792
Number of investors7
Number of startup events in the last 12 months51
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.43
Total number of startups89

Venture Capital

4
99/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.38

Travel Connectivity

4
97/265
Details
Airport hub48
Airport hub [score]0.27
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.49

Commute

6
22/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.89

Business Freedom

10
9/263
Details
Business freedom89.70
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption87.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.97
Lack of labor restrictions53.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.34
Time to open a business7.00
Time to open a business [score]0.93

Safety

7
137/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.61
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents32
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

9
77/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.93
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)82.38
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
95/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Gothenburg
Best university ranking170
Country mean scores in PISA math test481.75
Country mean scores in PISA reading test483.34
Country mean scores in PISA science test484.80
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking19
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.78
PISA reading (high school)13
PISA science (high school)21
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.27
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.23
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.22
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.06
University quality [score]0.18

Environmental Quality

9
28/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.85
Cleanliness [score]0.83
Drinking water quality [score]0.98
Urban greenery [score]0.87

Economy

6
102/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area8.11
Currency for urban areaSEK
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.40
GDP per capita$45986.38
GDP per capita [score]0.73

Taxation

3
236/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.10
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes122
VAT (Sales Tax)0.25

Internet Access

6
81/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)30.03
Internet access (download) [score]0.59
Internet access (upload) [score]0.68
Upload speed (Mbps)18.18

Leisure & Culture

4
221/264
Details
Art galleries60
Art galleries [score]0.45
Cinemas24
Cinemas [score]0.30
Comedy clubs10
Comedy clubs [score]0.45
Concert venues61
Concerts [score]0.46
Historical sites33
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums37
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues53
Performing arts [score]0.37
Sport venues49
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

7
165/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.59
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.35

Outdoors

4
154/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters110.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)5.00
Water access [score]0.77
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Göteborg are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 245 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,100$1,600
$1400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$47
Movie ticket$16
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$77
Lunch$13
-14%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Gothenburg are above average. For this job type, Gothenburg ranks 97th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Gothenburg.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$50,923
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

29%
For annual salary of $40000
39%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

25%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

255/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

209/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.60
Guns per 100 people
1.47
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Gothenburg in position 135 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Sweden in Kabul, Afghanistan

Section for Development Co-operation, House 70, Lane 1, street 15, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: +93 (0)20 210 49 12

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People in Gothenburg

Population of Gothenburg

842,800
701 /km²
162/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Gothenburg

Demographics of Sweden

Median age
41
Elderly people
20%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$45,986
92/262
Unemployment
7%
180/263

Languages

English proficiency score
71
106/228
Common spoken languages
Swedish

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Project Manager
5.77%
Web Developer
5.77%
Systems Administrator
5.77%
Marketing Manager
3.85%
Product Manager
3.85%
Web Designer
3.85%
Graphic Designer
3.85%
Other
67.31%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.2

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Gothenburg

Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg, pronounced "Yertebory") is Sweden's second largest city, with half a million citizens. The city lies on Sweden's west coast, at the outlet of the Göta river. Gothenburg is Sweden's largest industrial city with companies such as the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars.

Still, Gothenburg is green and making the most of its riverine and maritime location, featuring many parks and canals. There are also many historic monuments from its relatively short but glorious past, and evidence of the Dutch-sourced city planning which makes Gothenburg share traits with Amsterdam and Jakarta. It also has a youthful side to it, with over 60,000 students (Gothenburg University is the largest in Scandinavia). Gothenburg has a reputation of being a friendly place, even more welcoming than Stockholm, the Swedish capital.

Gothenburg is a city founded in the beginning of the 17th century by the Swedish King, Gustav II Adolf (see also Nordic history). It was once the center of the Swedish shipbuilding industry but with rising competition from foreign ship yards, many of the dry docks had to close down. Much of the inner harbor area has changed from industrial ship building to high technology and education, representative of the general change in the city. Today Gothenburg has both international sporting events, concerts, and conventions as well as a small town feel.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Sweden
1st from a total of 163 countries

World Order

11th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

52nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

7th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

1st

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

3rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

8th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

1st

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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