Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr116
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr73
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr37
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8
12 eggs, large kr34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr62
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr79
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr12
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr14,845
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,757
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,596
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr9,111
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr6,126
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,456
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr190
40” flat screen TV kr3,662
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr56
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr154
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr714
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr348
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr891
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,193
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr262,781
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr504
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr88
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr380
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr45
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr25
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr20
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr217
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr377
2 tickets to the movies kr200
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr817
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr741
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr86
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr40
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr39
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr4,357
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.33
1 month of gym membership in business district kr260
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr43

Map of Cost of Living in Denmark

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This map shows only the top cities in Denmark. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Cost of Living Ranking in Denmark

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Silkeborg 250
2nd Copenhagen 193
3rd Aarhus 164
4th Aalborg 157
5th Odense 157

Price Index:

To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Denmark? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

Find out what is the real equivalent in Denmark of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.

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List of all cities available in Denmark

Aalborg Aarhus Copenhagen
Esbjerg Horsens Odense
Randers Silkeborg Vejle

Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Copenhagen costs kr22 (3 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Copenhagen costs kr230,000 (3 days ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Copenhagen costs kr299 (3 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Copenhagen costs kr200 (3 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Copenhagen costs kr3,000 (3 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Copenhagen costs kr199 (3 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Copenhagen costs kr1,000 (3 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Copenhagen costs kr9,500 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Copenhagen costs kr14,000 (3 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Copenhagen costs kr18 (3 days ago)