Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr112
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr72
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8
12 eggs, large kr36
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr20
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 kr12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr79
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr11
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr14,655
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,534
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,709
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr8,215
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr5,943
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,094
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr187
40” flat screen TV kr3,762
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr57
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr146
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr756
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr344
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr886
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,230
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr267,940
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr485
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr34
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr383
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.) kr28
4 rolls of toilet paper kr12
Tube of toothpaste kr22
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr230
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr370
2 tickets to the movies kr195
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr745
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr772
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr85
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr39
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr42
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr4,649
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.06
1 month of gym membership in business district kr262
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 Silkeborg 266
2nd Copenhagen 192
3rd Aarhus 166
4th Aalborg 158
5th Odense 157

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 10 hours ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Copenhagen costs kr290 (1 day ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Copenhagen costs kr300 (2 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Copenhagen costs kr48 (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr42 (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Copenhagen costs kr800 (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Copenhagen costs kr160 (4 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Copenhagen costs kr400 (4 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Copenhagen costs kr20 (4 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Copenhagen costs kr24 (4 days ago)