Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr127
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr76
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr42
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr9
12 eggs, large kr33
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr17
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr76
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 kr14,501
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,925
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,008
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr10,078
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr6,638
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr824
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr198
40” flat screen TV kr3,266
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr837
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr63
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr175
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr763
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr310
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr906
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,258
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr250,689
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr510
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr49
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr90
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr415
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr42
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr23
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr250
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr370
2 tickets to the movies kr204
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr572
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr664
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr94
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr47
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr4,008
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.01
1 month of gym membership in business district kr232
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 189
2nd Aarhus 170
3rd Odense 159
4th Aalborg 153

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

Prices recently added

  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in Copenhagen costs kr800 (1 day ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Copenhagen costs kr300 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Copenhagen costs kr7,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Copenhagen costs kr9,000 (1 day ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Copenhagen costs kr12,000 (1 day ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Copenhagen costs kr14,000 (1 day ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Copenhagen costs kr45 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr45 (4 days ago)
  • 1 ticket to the movies in Copenhagen costs kr240 (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Copenhagen costs kr395 (4 days ago)