Travel budget in Denmark

Denmark: calculate your travel budget

Denmark: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Denmark for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 79 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2088* (13020 DKK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 130 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 4517* (28168 DKK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 175 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 92 per person
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 36 per person

Total budget:

$ 7319* (45626 DKK)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Denmark in 2020

Cost of living: Denmark VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Denmark in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Denmark by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Denmark compared to the national average.

Cities /Denmark View Details
Copenhagen 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Copenhagen
Roskilde 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Roskilde
Billund 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Billund
Vejle 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Vejle
Aalborg 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Aalborg
Silkeborg 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Silkeborg

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Local prices in Denmark by expense type

Denmark: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Denmark is 46% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 13 to $ 33)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 49/person
($ 33 to $ 73)

62% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 13/person
($ 12 to $ 14)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.2 for 500ml
($ 4.8 to $ 9.7)

37% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 6.1/cup
($ 4.1 to $ 8)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.8/can
($ 2.4 to $ 5.6)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 3/bottle
($ 2.2 to $ 4.8)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Denmark: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Denmark costs 15% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 79/night
($ 79 to $ 79)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 91 to $ 133)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 150/night
($ 120 to $ 186)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 200/night
($ 169 to $ 245)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 207/night
($ 167 to $ 266)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 96/month
($ 84 to $ 109)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 181/month
($ 126 to $ 265)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 196/month
($ 156 to $ 259)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 88 to $ 136)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 251/month
($ 190 to $ 330)

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Denmark: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Denmark is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.9)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 5.6)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 5.4)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 33)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 10.2/kg
($ 8 to $ 14)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.1)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 6.5)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.7/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 6.5)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.9/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.6 to $ 3.2)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 15/kg
($ 8 to $ 27)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Denmark: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Denmark is 51% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.8/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 4.8)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 66/month
($ 60 to $ 130)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 1.6 to $ 4.1)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

136% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 8
($ 5.6 to $ 13)

138% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 77)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Denmark: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Denmark costs 18% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 211/month
($ 145 to $ 402)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 41/month
($ 33 to $ 49)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1125/month
($ 723 to $ 1925)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 835/month
($ 482 to $ 1605)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1155
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2057/month
($ 1284 to $ 3209)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1561/month
($ 1044 to $ 2567)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 26 to $ 57)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 493/month
($ 337 to $ 642)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 9337/yr
($ 4812 to $ 24059)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Denmark: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Denmark is 59% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 18/ticket
($ 15 to $ 23)

39% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 32/hr
($ 17 to $ 41)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Denmark: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Denmark is 50% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.2/pack
($ 6.9 to $ 8.8)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 115
($ 65 to $ 162)

139% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 48
($ 26 to $ 82)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 120
($ 73 to $ 162)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 162
($ 97 to $ 238)

57% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → Copenhagen
Toronto (Ontario) → Copenhagen
Toronto (Ontario) → Copenhagen
$ 808
(fair price: $ 695)
Edinburgh → Billund
Edinburgh → Billund
Edinburgh → Billund
$ 174
(fair price: $ 144)
Manchester → Billund
Manchester → Billund
Manchester → Billund
$ 170
(fair price: $ 115)
Sydney → Copenhagen
Sydney → Copenhagen
Sydney → Copenhagen
$ 1269
(fair price: $ 1051)
Melbourne → Copenhagen
Melbourne → Copenhagen
Melbourne → Copenhagen
$ 1271
(fair price: $ 1051)
Los Angeles → Copenhagen
Los Angeles  → Copenhagen
Los Angeles  → Copenhagen
$ 813
(fair price: $ 625)
Dublin → Billund
Dublin → Billund
Dublin → Billund
$ 139
(fair price: $ 108)
Montreal → Copenhagen
Montreal → Copenhagen
Montreal → Copenhagen
$ 824
(fair price: $ 726)
Manchester → Copenhagen
Manchester → Copenhagen
Manchester → Copenhagen
$ 204
(fair price: $ 161)
Perth → Copenhagen
Perth → Copenhagen
Perth → Copenhagen
$ 1308
(fair price: $ 1030)
New York City → Copenhagen
New York City → Copenhagen
New York City → Copenhagen
$ 750
(fair price: $ 581)
Auckland → Copenhagen
Auckland → Copenhagen
Auckland → Copenhagen
$ 1523
(fair price: $ 1193)
Edinburgh → Copenhagen
Edinburgh → Copenhagen
Edinburgh → Copenhagen
$ 211
(fair price: $ 165)
Dublin → Copenhagen
Dublin → Copenhagen
Dublin → Copenhagen
$ 187
(fair price: $ 141)
Los Angeles → Billund
Los Angeles  → Billund
Los Angeles  → Billund
$ 1082
(fair price: $ 825)
London → Billund
London → Billund
London → Billund
$ 153
(fair price: $ 106)
London → Copenhagen
London → Copenhagen
London → Copenhagen
$ 108
(fair price: $ 85)
New York City → Billund
New York City → Billund
New York City → Billund
$ 841
(fair price: $ 658)
Toronto (Ontario) → Billund
Toronto (Ontario) → Billund
Toronto (Ontario) → Billund
$ 992
(fair price: $ 829)

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About the information on the cost of living in Denmark

The information about the cost of living in Denmark shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Denmark updated on 07-07-2020.

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