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 – 6300
  • Food SEK 2500 
  • Course literature SEK 750 (SEK 3000 per semester)
  • Telephone/internet SEK 400
  • Local travel (30-day period ticket) SEK 795* 
  • Clothing, hobby/leisure SEK 1400
  • Insurance, hygiene, other SEK 1000
Total per month: SEK 10845 - 13145

* Within Gothenburg Zone A, without student discount (students get 25% discount on period tickets)  

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

Page manager Published: Tue 19 Jan 2021.