Cost of living in Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Denmark

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr33,539
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr18,047
  • Cost of living in Denmark is more expensive than in 71% of countries in Western Europe (6 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Denmark is more expensive than in 85% of countries in the World (11 out of 66)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr117
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr71
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr32
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr10
12 eggs, large kr36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr41
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr17
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr13
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr69
2 liters of coca-cola kr20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr14
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr14,395
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr11,056
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,232
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr8,425
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr6,626
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr739
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr219
40” flat screen tv kr2,481
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr539
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr65
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr150
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr688
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr277
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr847
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr906
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr260,676
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr12
Monthly ticket public transport kr449
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr41
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr103
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr1,500
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr41
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr29
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr33
4 rolls of toilet paper kr14
Tube of toothpaste kr14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr222
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr352
2 tickets to the movies kr224
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr805
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr634
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr97
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr45
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr5,017
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr0.50
1 month of gym membership in business district kr245
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr54

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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.

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Aalborg Aarhus Copenhagen
Esbjerg Horsens Odense
Randers Silkeborg Vejle

Prices recently added

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Copenhagen costs kr50 (8 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr38 (8 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Copenhagen costs kr90 (8 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Copenhagen costs kr800 (8 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Copenhagen costs kr390 (8 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Copenhagen costs kr450 (8 days ago)
  • Public transport in Copenhagen costs kr350 (8 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Copenhagen costs kr250,000 (8 days ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Copenhagen costs kr800 (8 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Copenhagen costs kr4,000 (8 days ago)

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