Cost of living in Denmark

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr115
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) kr73
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr38
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr9
12 eggs, large kr34
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr61
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr19
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr11
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr78
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 kr14,866
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area kr10,991
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,351
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area kr9,150
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area kr6,307
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio kr1,455
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) kr192
40” flat screen TV kr3,363
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) kr821
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr46
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr164
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) kr716
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) kr334
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) kr837
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,102
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr261,044
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr11
Monthly ticket public transport kr519
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr32
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr84
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) kr323
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) kr46
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr24
4 rolls of toilet paper kr13
Tube of toothpaste kr21
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr232
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr381
2 tickets to the movies kr201
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr836
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr742
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr85
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr41
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr38
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB kr4,393
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr0.96
1 month of gym membership in business district kr244
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 195
2nd Aarhus 166
3rd Aalborg 158
4th 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

  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Copenhagen costs kr40 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Copenhagen costs kr200 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Copenhagen costs kr6,000 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Copenhagen costs kr60 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Copenhagen costs kr35 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Copenhagen costs kr130 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Copenhagen costs kr600 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Copenhagen costs kr900 (about 22 hours ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Copenhagen costs kr200 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Copenhagen costs kr450 (about 22 hours ago)