Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Copenhagen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr40,910
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr23,088
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 93% of cities in Western Europe (6 out of 69)
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 89% of cities in the World (23 out of 195)
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List of prices in Copenhagen
Current as of Sep 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr135
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr88
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 kr30
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr48
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr20
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 kr19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr20
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr19,225
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr14,309
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,505
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr11,780
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr8,670
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr1,041
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr190
40” flat screen tv kr3,044
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr577
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr70
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr224
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr789
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr351
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr767
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 kr293,505
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr15
Monthly ticket public transport kr591
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr245
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr47
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr75
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr470
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr29
4 rolls of toilet paper kr19
Tube of toothpaste kr15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr251
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr445
2 tickets to the movies kr252
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr866
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr793
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr118
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr50
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr4,058
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.00
1 month of gym membership in business district kr295
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr60
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 355 prices entered by 61 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2023

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