Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Copenhagen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr35,735
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr19,485
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 86% of cities in Western Europe (8 out of 51)
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 93% of cities in the World (15 out of 200)

List of prices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr99
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr72
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr10
12 eggs, large kr33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr67
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr100
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 kr15,011
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr12,345
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,743
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr11,521
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr8,443
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr1,140
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr141
40” flat screen tv kr3,850
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr883
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr62
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr146
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr873
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr369
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr1,013
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,734
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr274,923
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr578
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr188
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, ...) kr42
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr21
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr25
4 rolls of toilet paper kr16
Tube of toothpaste kr17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr239
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr421
2 tickets to the movies kr204
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr914
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr632
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr110
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr42
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr3,800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.43
1 month of gym membership in business district kr255
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr53
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 378 prices entered by 88 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2021

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Copenhagen position in our World Ranking

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15th
out of 200
western europe
8th
out of 51

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