Gothenburg (Sweden)

Gothenburg is a fairly large city in southwestern Sweden, located at the shore of the Götä River. Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city, and mostly famous for the large universities, and a variety of events, such as the city's own name-supporting film festival, which has been organized since 1979. There are also medieval buildings, such as the Skansen Kronan Fortress, the fish market hall, that you can see from the church, three larger parks, three historical churches and a number of good museums. Gothenburg is also the location of Liseberg, which boasts to be the largest amusement park in Scandinavia.

Population: 541,145
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: Swedish
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Swedish krona/kronor (SEK)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Some people do not tip at all. Some people round the bill up by 5-10% if the service is good.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 7:19:21 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 30.4 34.2 26.2 0
February 30.4 35.1 25.7 0
March 35.6 41.0 30.2 3
April 42.8 49.8 36.3 6
May 52.9 61.2 45.5 7
June 59.9 67.6 52.9 8
July 61.9 68.9 55.8 6
August 61.2 68.5 54.9 7
September 55.0 61.0 49.5 5
October 48.4 52.9 43.7 5
November 39.9 43.9 35.8 0
December 33.8 37.6 29.5 0

More information: Gothenburg forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Gothenburg is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $63.69, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $300.51, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $65.31
  • Hotel (3 stars): $97.94
  • Hotel (4 stars): $141.18
  • Hotel (5 stars): $184.30
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $13.16
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $20.87
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.95
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.55
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $10.69

More information: Gothenburg price level

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Safety

Gothenburg has been classified as safe with security classification 4/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 55.0 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 71.1 (a little better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 43.9 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Gothenburg safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe