Be aware of the various price tags on the supermarkets in Denmark.
The budget-friendly options like Netto, Fakta, Lidl and other “discount” shops have a great variety of goods, without the hefty price
tag of the more upscale shops.
If you have room for storing goods, it can also be a good solution to buy larger amounts of groceries when the shops have “special offers” and bargains. Just don’t buy too many perishable goods, as you then risk that they go bad before you can consume it.
Books for your classes can prove to be a substantial cut into the Danish university Student’s finances. Always check out whether students, who have already taken the class, might be selling their old books. It is often still the same edition, at of course a lower price. You should also consider selling your textbook once you have passed the course to recover some, if not all, of the initial cost.
Also check if the books you need are available via online shops or for an e-reader if you have one. Remember to factor in the p&p costs and to buy the books within the EU region, so you don’t risk high tax and toll costs when paying for shipping or upon the books’ arrival.
If you would like to buy new, affordable clothing, one of the high street, larger chain shops would normally be your best bet. The big supermarkets in Denmark also often have special offers on well-known sports brands and other apparel, so keep an eye out for this, if that is your thing.
Flea markets and online markets like trendsales.dk are also great ways to both buy new wardrobe items and to get rid of things you are not using anymore.