Cost of living
While the cost of living may be high in Denmark, so is the quality of life.
The cost of living in Denmark is generally quite high and a family household normally consists of two incomes. Your cost of living will, of course, vary depending on your lifestyle and the size of your household.
Odense is generally less expensive to live in than either Copenhagen or Aarhus, as rent is typically lower. Below are some examples of typical prices.
Rent of 2-bedroom apartment (including heat, electricity, water)
|5.000 - 11.000 DKK/month|
|Mobile phone subscription||100 - 250 DKK/month|
|Internet subscription||250 DKK/month|
|Bus ticket||24 DKK/one way|
|Insurance (accident and personal belongings)||2.000 DKK|
|Bicycle||1.000 - 6.000 DKK|
|Second-hand bicycle||500 - 1.500 DKK|
|Gasoline/diesel||15 - 20 DKK/liter|
|Gym membership||200 DKK/month|
|Cinema ticket||100 DKK
|Eating out: café||100 - 200 DKK/person|
|Eating out: restaurant||500 DKK/person|
|Coffee at a café||30 - 60 DKK|
|Beer or soft drink at a café||30 - 60 DKK|
|Fast food meal||60 - 80 DKK|
|Milk at the supermarket||12 - 15 DKK/liter|
|Pasta at the supermarket||8 - 12 DKK/500 g.|
|Estimated monthly expenses in total||9.000-12.000 DKK (EUR 1200-1700)/month|
For more lists of examples, take a look at Expatistan's list of prices and University's of Aarhus's estimated budget for students and faculty.