Cost of living in Denmark

Summary of cost of living in Denmark

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: kr44,235
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: kr23,446
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district kr162
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) kr93
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast kr43
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr14
12 eggs, large kr37
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes kr29
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples kr18
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr14
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket kr12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality kr93
2 liters of coca-cola kr20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day kr17
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area kr16,566
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area kr17,132
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat kr3,264
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area kr10,311
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area kr7,640
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio kr859
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) kr218
40” flat screen tv kr2,536
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) kr615
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) kr66
Hourly rate for cleaning help kr289
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) kr853
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) kr383
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) kr636
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr956
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new kr375,043
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas kr14
Monthly ticket public transport kr666
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) kr30
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr56
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) kr50
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) kr22
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) kr26
4 rolls of toilet paper kr21
Tube of toothpaste kr18
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city kr289
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub kr455
2 tickets to the movies kr230
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) kr726
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert kr854
1 cocktail drink in downtown club kr111
Cappuccino in expat area of the city kr43
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) kr53
Ipad wi-fi 128gb kr6,594
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) kr0.82
1 month of gym membership in business district kr311
1 package of marlboro cigarettes kr59

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Map of Cost of Living in Denmark


This map shows only the top cities in Denmark. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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.

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Aalborg Aarhus Copenhagen
Esbjerg Horsens Odense
Randers Silkeborg Vejle

Prices recently added

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Esbjerg costs kr87 (8 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Copenhagen costs kr56 (10 days ago)

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