Cost of living in Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Denmark

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr40,096
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr21,438
  • Denmark is the 3rd most expensive country in Western Europe (3 out of 18)
  • Cost of living in Denmark is more expensive than in 88% of countries in the World (9 out of 68)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr164
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr88
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr14
12 eggs, large kr39
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr76
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr94
2 liters of coca-cola kr21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr15,833
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr14,124
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,585
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr10,768
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr8,025
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr1,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr201
40” flat screen tv kr2,807
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr525
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr74
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr249
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr794
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr324
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr744
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,104
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr304,123
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr14
Monthly ticket public transport kr654
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr34
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr138
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr485
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr20
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr26
4 rolls of toilet paper kr22
Tube of toothpaste kr15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr295
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr465
2 tickets to the movies kr242
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr859
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr788
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr117
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr49
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr6,615
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.05
1 month of gym membership in business district kr290
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr59

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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:
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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.

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