Cost of living in Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Denmark

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr38,374
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr20,338
  • Denmark is the 4th most expensive country in Western Europe (4 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Denmark is more expensive than in 89% of countries in the World (9 out of 75)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr113
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr78
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr13
12 eggs, large kr36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr20
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr91
2 liters of coca-cola kr19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr19
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr16,094
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr11,934
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,315
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr10,951
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr8,438
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr894
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr162
40” flat screen tv kr3,014
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr573
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr59
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr175
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr907
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr352
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr561
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,014
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr301,353
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr15
Monthly ticket public transport kr734
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr39
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr178
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr400
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr30
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr28
4 rolls of toilet paper kr12
Tube of toothpaste kr18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr256
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr351
2 tickets to the movies kr270
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr1,175
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr542
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr95
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr46
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr55
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr5,164
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr3.28
1 month of gym membership in business district kr281
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr58

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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:
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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.

List of all cities available in Denmark

Aalborg Aarhus Copenhagen
Esbjerg Horsens Odense
Randers Silkeborg Vejle

Prices recently added

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Aalborg costs kr65 (7 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Copenhagen costs kr45 (7 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr40 (7 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Copenhagen costs kr120 (7 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Copenhagen costs kr240 (7 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr400 (7 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Copenhagen costs kr20 (7 days ago)
  • 12 rolls of toilet paper in Copenhagen costs kr8 (7 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Copenhagen costs kr19 (7 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Copenhagen costs kr24 (7 days ago)

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