Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr128
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr71
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8
12 eggs, large kr37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr84
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr14,007
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,234
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,270
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr8,299
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr6,131
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,518
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr164
40” flat screen TV kr4,212
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr1,147
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr69
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr161
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr860
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr374
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr986
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,274
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr303,078
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr10
Monthly ticket public transport kr521
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr160
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr37
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr79
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr594
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr37
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr36
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr32
4 rolls of toilet paper kr12
Tube of toothpaste kr21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr302
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr464
2 tickets to the movies kr202
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr903
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr772
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr87
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr38
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr44
iPod nano 16GB kr1,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.26
1 month of gym membership in business district kr275
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr43
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,391 prices entered by 202 different people.
Latest price update: June 22, 2017.

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