Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr120
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr74
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr41
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8
12 eggs, large kr34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr57
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr19
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 kr80
2 liters of Coca-Cola kr20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr13
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area kr14,958
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr11,011
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,281
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr9,748
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr6,560
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,360
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr201
40” flat screen TV kr3,347
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr847
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr48
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr169
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr741
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) kr852
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,107
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr244,864
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr522
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr52
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr90
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr400
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr23
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr251
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr381
2 tickets to the movies kr199
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr760
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr674
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr87
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr43
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr4,318
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.04
1 month of gym membership in business district kr248
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 194
2nd Aarhus 171
3rd Aalborg 154
4th Odense 154

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 - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Esbjerg costs kr5,000 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Esbjerg costs kr8,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Esbjerg costs kr55 (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Esbjerg costs kr6.00 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Esbjerg costs kr8 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Esbjerg costs kr10 (3 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Esbjerg costs kr40 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Esbjerg costs kr8 (3 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Esbjerg costs kr24 (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Esbjerg costs kr9 (3 days ago)