Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr124
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr75
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr9
12 eggs, large kr33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr19
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr55
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr19
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 kr80
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr19
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr12
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr14,928
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,970
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,302
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr10,089
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr6,679
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,545
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr212
40” flat screen TV kr3,347
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr777
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr54
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr172
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr722
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr320
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr853
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,113
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr247,350
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr528
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr53
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr90
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr400
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr44
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr24
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr235
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr380
2 tickets to the movies kr194
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr721
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr680
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr89
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr45
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr4,119
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.01
1 month of gym membership in business district kr243
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes kr44

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 Copenhagen 200
2nd Aarhus 175
3rd Aalborg 156
4th Odense 155

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

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Copenhagen costs kr16,000 (about 14 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Copenhagen costs kr20,000 (about 22 hours ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Copenhagen costs kr25 (4 days ago)
  • 1 lb of rice in Copenhagen costs kr49 (7 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr40 (8 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Copenhagen costs kr120 (8 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Copenhagen costs kr24 (8 days ago)
  • Public transport in Copenhagen costs kr400 (8 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Copenhagen costs kr90 (8 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Copenhagen costs kr255,196 (8 days ago)