Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr119
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr72
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr36
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8
12 eggs, large kr35
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr57
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 kr79
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr13,745
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr9,588
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,668
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr7,141
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr5,188
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,026
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr183
40” flat screen TV kr3,857
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr1,036
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr66
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr134
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr752
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr328
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr924
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,259
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr299,240
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr10
Monthly ticket public transport kr492
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr60
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr445
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr39
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr31
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr28
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr23
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr227
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr398
2 tickets to the movies kr196
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr828
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr762
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr85
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr41
iPad Air 2, 64GB kr4,761
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.05
1 month of gym membership in business district kr262
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 267
2nd Copenhagen 198
3rd Aarhus 172

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

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Recent Prices Added

  • Weekly rent - 2 bedroom (85m2) furnished accommodation in expensive area in Aarhus costs kr42,101 (1 day ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Copenhagen costs kr390,000 (2 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Copenhagen costs kr3,555 (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Copenhagen costs kr24 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Copenhagen costs kr15,000 (4 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Randers costs kr6,500 (4 days ago)
  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Copenhagen costs kr8,999 (4 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Copenhagen costs kr30 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr65 (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Copenhagen costs kr70 (4 days ago)