Cost of living

Estimation of living expenses

As a student at Chalmers 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: Thu 03 May 2018