Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Copenhagen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr37,055
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr20,697
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 87% of cities in Western Europe (10 out of 70)
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 92% of cities in the World (24 out of 285)

List of prices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr139
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr78
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr10
12 eggs, large kr32
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr82
2 liters of coca-cola kr21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr16
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr16,790
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr12,860
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,425
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr11,455
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr8,475
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr1,027
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr172
40” flat screen tv kr3,919
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr941
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr58
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr211
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr881
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr363
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr995
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,731
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr265,483
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr467
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr183
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr42
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr72
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr546
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr26
4 rolls of toilet paper kr18
Tube of toothpaste kr17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr308
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr409
2 tickets to the movies kr204
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr793
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr685
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr103
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr44
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr4,702
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.43
1 month of gym membership in business district kr292
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr44
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 807 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

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Copenhagen position in our World Ranking

the world
24th
out of 285
western europe
10th
out of 70

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