Living

Living Costs

In terms of living expenses then these will depend on your lifestyle and habits. But to give you an idea of average monthly expenses here is a rough budget:

Type Approximate Cost of Living per month
Rent 2,500 – 5,000 DKK (utilities included)
Food 1,500-2,000 DKK
Transport 0-300 DKK
Insurance 200 DKK
TV licence 200 DKK
Books and supplies 200-300 DKK
Mobile phone 100-300 DKK
Internet 0-300 DKK (may be included in your rent or phone plan)
Other personal expenses 1,000 DKK

Price examples

  • Purchase of second-hand bicycle: 250 – 1,000 DKK
  • Cinema ticket: 95 DKK
  • Dining out: 200 DKK
  • Nightclub entrance: 0 – 100 DKK
  • Beer or a soft drink at a bar/café: 30 – 50 DKK
  • Beer or a soft drink from the supermarket: 5 – 15 DKK
  • Coffee at a café: 30 – 50 DKK

Based on user reports the site numbeo.com also holds useful information for comparison between living expenses for individual countries. Bear in mind the validity is heavily dependent on the amount of users reporting, and when the figures were last updated.

numbeo.com – Denmark

The Danish currency

noun_531Denmark is member of the European Union, but like UK, Sweden and a few other EU member states, don’t use the euro as currency.

Unlike UK and Sweden, the Danish currency is very closely tied to the euro, formally within +/- 2.25%, usually much less.

The Danish currency is called kroner (DKK)

  • 1 krone is divided into 100 øre
  • 1 euro is approximately 7.5 kroner
  • 1 US dollar is approximately 6.5 kroner
  • 1 UK pound sterling is approximately 10 kroner

Danish coin values is 50 øre + 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 kroner and notes have values of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner.

Oanda.com – Currency Converter

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