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:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1987* (12432 DKK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 49 per person
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 4380* (27398 DKK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 177 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 82 per person
  • $ 48 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 6976* (43638 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 2019

Cost of living: Denmark VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Denmark in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Denmark in 2019 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 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Copenhagen
Roskilde 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Roskilde
Vejle 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vejle
Billund 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Billund
Silkeborg 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Silkeborg
Aalborg 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Aalborg

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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 41% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 27)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 41/person
($ 33 to $ 57)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 12/person
($ 10 to $ 13)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.2 for 500ml
($ 5.6 to $ 8.8)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.5 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.7)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.9/cup
($ 4.3 to $ 7.2)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.5/can
($ 2.2 to $ 4.8)

79% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.6/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 4.1)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Denmark: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Denmark costs 14% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 76/night
($ 76 to $ 76)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 110/night
($ 91 to $ 134)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 151/night
($ 120 to $ 188)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 202/night
($ 170 to $ 250)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 205/night
($ 165 to $ 262)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 95/month
($ 83 to $ 109)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 187/month
($ 125 to $ 292)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 168
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 199/month
($ 158 to $ 261)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 104/month
($ 84 to $ 134)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 249/month
($ 185 to $ 334)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Denmark: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Denmark costs 4% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.6/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 4.3)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.7/12 eggs
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 13/kg
($ 8 to $ 18)

11% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.9/kg
($ 7.9 to $ 13)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.1)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 3.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.3)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.5)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.7)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 15/kg
($ 8.8 to $ 26)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Denmark: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Denmark is 43% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 3.8)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 64/month
($ 60 to $ 88)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

31% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 1.9)

119% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 8
($ 6.1 to $ 9.6)

112% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 27/24hrs
($ 12 to $ 77)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Denmark: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Denmark costs 20% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 211/month
($ 130 to $ 321)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 40/month
($ 26 to $ 49)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 997/month
($ 641 to $ 1600)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1393
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 764/month
($ 481 to $ 1280)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1935/month
($ 1280 to $ 2879)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2261
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1451/month
($ 960 to $ 2240)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1770
Gym
Gym
$ 40/month
($ 26 to $ 49)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 474/month
($ 321 to $ 624)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 971
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7863/yr
($ 4222 to $ 19189)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17413

Denmark: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Denmark is 49% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 15 to $ 21)

24% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 29/hr
($ 17 to $ 49)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Denmark: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Denmark is 51% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.2/pack
($ 6.7 to $ 7.5)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 116
($ 81 to $ 145)

147% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 29 to $ 65)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 119
($ 81 to $ 161)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 157
($ 113 to $ 225)

52% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Toronto (Ontario) → Copenhagen
Toronto (Ontario) → Copenhagen
Toronto (Ontario) → Copenhagen
$ 795
(fair price: $ 703)
Edinburgh → Billund
Edinburgh → Billund
Edinburgh → Billund
$ 181
(fair price: $ 151)
Manchester → Billund
Manchester → Billund
Manchester → Billund
$ 153
(fair price: $ 125)
Sydney → Copenhagen
Sydney → Copenhagen
Sydney → Copenhagen
$ 1216
(fair price: $ 1065)
Melbourne → Copenhagen
Melbourne → Copenhagen
Melbourne → Copenhagen
$ 1223
(fair price: $ 1068)
Los Angeles → Copenhagen
Los Angeles  → Copenhagen
Los Angeles  → Copenhagen
$ 732
(fair price: $ 616)
Manchester → Copenhagen
Manchester → Copenhagen
Manchester → Copenhagen
$ 218
(fair price: $ 165)
Montreal → Copenhagen
Montreal → Copenhagen
Montreal → Copenhagen
$ 845
(fair price: $ 751)
Dublin → Billund
Dublin → Billund
Dublin → Billund
$ 161
(fair price: $ 132)
Perth → Copenhagen
Perth → Copenhagen
Perth → Copenhagen
$ 1213
(fair price: $ 1053)
New York City → Copenhagen
New York City → Copenhagen
New York City → Copenhagen
$ 710
(fair price: $ 598)
Auckland → Copenhagen
Auckland → Copenhagen
Auckland → Copenhagen
$ 1383
(fair price: $ 1209)
Edinburgh → Copenhagen
Edinburgh → Copenhagen
Edinburgh → Copenhagen
$ 211
(fair price: $ 175)
Dublin → Copenhagen
Dublin → Copenhagen
Dublin → Copenhagen
$ 190
(fair price: $ 141)
Los Angeles → Billund
Los Angeles  → Billund
Los Angeles  → Billund
$ 1065
(fair price: $ 857)
London → Copenhagen
London → Copenhagen
London → Copenhagen
$ 100
(fair price: $ 85)
New York City → Billund
New York City → Billund
New York City → Billund
$ 825
(fair price: $ 653)

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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 21-11-2019.

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