Cost of living

Estimation of living expenses

As a student you will have additional costs (apart from tuition fees, when applicable) related to living expenses. These include food, accommodation, transport, books and other living expenses.
Approximate monthly expenses for a student in Gothenburg:
  • Accommodation  SEK 4000 – 6000 (average 5000 SEK)
  • Food 2500 SEK
  • Course literature 750 SEK (3000 SEK per semester)
  • Telephone/internet 400 SEK
  • Local travel 469* - 1039** SEK
  • Clothing, hobby/leisure 1400 SEK
  • Insurance, hygiene, other 1000 SEK
Total: 10519 - 13089 SEK

* Within Gothenburg with student discount
** Two zones with student discount

Related links

How expensive is it to live in Gothenburg? Text by Alberta Maria Titis Rum Kuntari, Chalmers Student Ambassador
Financial requirements when applying for a residence permit, information from the Swedish Migration Agency

Published: Fri 26 Nov 2010. Modified: Wed 11 Sep 2019