Cost of Living in Denmark

Compare the cost of your home country to the actual living costs in Denmark, simply select your home currency and see the difference!

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Food Price in kr
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 DKK
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 DKK
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 DKK
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 DKK
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 DKK
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 DKK
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 DKK
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 DKK
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 DKK
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 DKK
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 DKK
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 DKK
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 DKK
1.5 kg Sugar 10 DKK
2 liter cooking oil 20 DKK
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 DKK
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 DKK
1 liter milk 8.50 DKK
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 DKK
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 DKK
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 DKK
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 DKK
House Cleaning fee per day 105 DKK
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 DKK
Original branded Electric Fans 200 DKK
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 DKK
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 DKK
Single bed Blankets 120 DKK
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 DKK
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 DKK
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 DKK
Men's haircut 40 DKK
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 DKK
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 DKK
1 month of gym subscription. 105 DKK
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 DKK
Unisex Loris perfume 30 DKK
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 DKK
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 DKK
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 DKK
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 DKK
Go carting 30mins 120 DKK
Movie House 3d cinema 30 DKK
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 DKK
Photo shoot 120 DKK
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 DKK
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 DKK
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 DKK
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 DKK
Spalding Basketball 200 DKK
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 DKK
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 DKK
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 DKK
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 DKK
1 day rent a car cost 140 DKK
Driver’s license 2300 DKK
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 DKK
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 DKK
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 DKK
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 DKK
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 DKK
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 DKK

Denmark is relatively expensive to live in by a general standard, however, they make up for this with the really high remuneration and their many social benefits. So you find that people are very comfortable with the living cost.

Copenhagen, the capital has been named one of the most costly cities to live in.

Smaller cities in Denmark are less pricier but not anywhere near as cheap as you’d expect. Now as a foreign student coming into a new country, you should consider many cheaper options to save money or find a part-time job that can cover some of your expenses.

RocApply has compiled this helpful guide to enable you to have an idea of how much certain crucial living expenses cost. Please take into consideration that these estimates might change over time, but we will keep updating in the event of any change

Some important things to take note of are;


For living expenses, you can manage about 4,500 – 13,500 DKK per month for housing, feeding and other miscellaneous costs. As a student in Denmark, you are entitled to student housing from the university with about a 90-95% chance.

Universities usually charge about 2,800 to 3,500 DKK or in some cases they charge more than 4,500 DKK for student accommodation per semester which covers utilities like heating, internet, and cleaning.

There are also housing options outside the campus where rent can be upwards of 7,000 – 12,000 DKK depending on the area they are settled in.


Moving around in Denmark is not cheap but the easier option for students is to register under a scheme called ‘Ungdomskort’. This is a general transport service discount that is only available to students and youths in the country.

Students in higher education and are below the age of 27 years can sign up for a ‘Youth Card’ which you can use to travel around the different zones in your province. There is a monthly subsidized fare of 652.80 DKK for this service.


Feeding depends on the individual’s dietary needs, there are different grocery shops that carry different food items. As with many European countries, dining out is also a huge part of Danish culture, so you find that there are restaurants in every corner serving different meals.

Students opt for cooking themselves as it is a cheaper alternative. Many schools have dormitory canteens that serve buffet-style foods which cost about 20-30 DKK and are very tasty.

Nearby local cafe’s within the university’s environs have student cards and most times serve coffee and tea for free.


This is also very important as the well being of residents are considered top priority in Denmark. Although healthcare is basically free for citizens and residents alike, there might be a need for medical insurance.

There are many medical insurance policies that cover some extended medical costs, students must check with their institutions to know if this is required as this may already be covered in your tuition or registration fees.