Cost of living in Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Copenhagen

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr37,435
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr21,163
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 79% of cities in Western Europe (10 out of 43)
  • Cost of living in Copenhagen is more expensive than in 85% of cities in the World (25 out of 161)
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List of prices in Copenhagen
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr88
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr69
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr34
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr11
12 eggs, large kr38
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr70
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr21
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr81
2 liters of coca-cola kr20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr13
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr17,606
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr13,205
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr1,528
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr10,903
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr8,422
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr941
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr158
40” flat screen tv kr3,840
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr993
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr80
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr145
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr857
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr336
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr1,056
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,668
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr270,315
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr12
Monthly ticket public transport kr598
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) kr186
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr45
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr73
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) kr546
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr27
4 rolls of toilet paper kr15
Tube of toothpaste kr17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr216
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr396
2 tickets to the movies kr229
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr710
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr738
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr113
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr50
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr3,800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr1.39
1 month of gym membership in business district kr251
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr55
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 384 prices entered by 53 different people.
Latest price update: November 26, 2021

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Copenhagen position in our World Ranking

the world
25th
out of 161
western europe
10th
out of 43

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