Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Copenhagen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr40,362
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr22,810
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 92% of cities in Western Europe (7 out of 77)
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 90% of cities in the World (21 out of 209)
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List of prices in Copenhagen
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr139
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr84
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr39
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr13
12 eggs, large kr37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr31
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr46
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr20
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 kr81
2 liters of coca-cola kr17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr20
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr19,051
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr14,215
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,710
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr12,059
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr9,043
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr928
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr150
40” flat screen tv kr3,044
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr577
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr61
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr197
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr763
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr347
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr795
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,114
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr288,930
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr15
Monthly ticket public transport kr568
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr235
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr44
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr114
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr456
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr34
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr230
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr378
2 tickets to the movies kr247
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr816
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 kr100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr51
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr3,734
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.15
1 month of gym membership in business district kr288
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr59
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 490 prices entered by 63 different people.
Latest price update: February 03, 2023

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Copenhagen position in our World Ranking

the world
21st
out of 209
western europe
7th
out of 77

Cheapest and most expensive products in Copenhagen compared to other cities:

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5th
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1st
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1st
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1st
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4th

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