Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr124
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr71
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8
12 eggs, large kr36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr54
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 kr78
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr13
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr14,266
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,417
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,569
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr8,278
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr5,952
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,059
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr163
40” flat screen TV kr3,842
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr1,087
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr61
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr133
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr762
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr381
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr928
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,335
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr282,119
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr10
Monthly ticket public transport kr502
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr163
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) kr598
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr29
4 rolls of toilet paper kr12
Tube of toothpaste kr25
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr244
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr365
2 tickets to the movies kr202
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr830
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr751
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr85
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr37
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr42
iPad Air 2, 64GB kr4,544
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.26
1 month of gym membership in business district kr257
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr43
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,565 prices entered by 219 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

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