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Cost of living

While the cost of living may be high in Denmark, so is the quality of life.

Cost of living

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.



 PRICE (approximations)

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.