Gothenburg

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
134/264
Details
Large apartment$1195.01
Medium apartment$953.34
Rent index [score]0.72
Small apartment$711.67

Cost of Living

5
177/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$4.30
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$69.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$78.84

Startups

3
206/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.39
Meetups groups107
Meetups members23974
Number of investors7
Number of startup events in the last 12 months23
Number of upcoming meetup events28
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events6
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.29
Startups [score]0.46
Total number of startups90

Venture Capital

3
139/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.32

Travel Connectivity

4
93/264
Details
Airport hub48
Airport hub [score]0.27
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.52

Commute

6
40/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.89

Business Freedom

10
9/262
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
154/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.54
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

8
80/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)82.38
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
95/238
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
29/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.86
Cleanliness [score]0.85
Drinking water quality [score]0.91
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

6
102/261
Details
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
236/264
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
84/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)29.90
Internet access (download) [score]0.57
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)18.18

Leisure & Culture

4
224/263
Details
Art galleries60
Art galleries [score]0.44
Cinemas22
Cinemas [score]0.30
Comedy clubs10
Comedy clubs [score]0.43
Concert venues59
Concerts [score]0.45
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.37
Museums34
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues51
Performing arts [score]0.38
Sport venues49
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

9
4/264
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]0.88

Outdoors

4
152/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters118.00
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 177th place of all 261 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)

$588$835
$712
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$69
Lunch$10
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Gothenburg are above average. For this job type, Gothenburg ranks 115th for salaries among 264 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)

$47,523
Median salary
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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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For visits up to 90 days

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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

504,084
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
92/261
Unemployment
7%
180/262

Languages

English proficiency score
71
106/227
Common spoken languages
Swedish

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Project Manager
6.00%
Web Developer
6.00%
Systems Administrator
6.00%
Marketing Manager
4.00%
Product Manager
4.00%
Web Designer
4.00%
Graphic Designer
4.00%
Other
66.00%

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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 the second largest city in Sweden with approximately over 500,000 inhabitants in the municipality. It is situated on Sweden's west coast at the outlet of the Göta river. Much like its surrounding region, Västergötland, Gothenburg is known for its industrial backbone, notably hosting the Volvo Group and Volvo Cars headquarters.

Far from the grim industrial city one might imagine, 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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