Travel budget and cost of living in Greenland how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Greenland

Greenland: calculate your travel budget

Greenland: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 158 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2981* (18634 DKK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 223 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 5371* (33572 DKK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • NC
  • $ 67 per person
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 4072* (25452 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 Greenland in 2019

Cost of living: Greenland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Greenland in 2019 is 37% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Greenland in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Greenland by city

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

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Local prices in Greenland by expense type

Restaurant budget in Greenland

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Greenland is 23% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 18/person
($ 17 to $ 28)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 26 to $ 38)

17% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 13/person
($ 8.5 to $ 21)

72% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.7 for 500ml
($ 3.7 to $ 12)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 2.7 to $ 2.9)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.5/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 5.6)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.9/can
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Greenland

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Greenland is 56% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 158/night
($ 158 to $ 158)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 288/night
($ 288 to $ 288)

63% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 155/month
($ 155 to $ 155)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 458/month
($ 458 to $ 458)

161% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Greenland

On average, the price of supermarket food in Greenland is 31% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

129% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.9/500g
($ 1.9 to $ 3.9)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 6.6)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 5.7)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 18/kg
($ 8 to $ 38)

60% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.6/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 21)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 4.4/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 6.5)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 6.5)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2 to $ 6.5)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 4.1)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 3.2/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

98% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 33)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Greenland

On average, the price of transport in Greenland is essentially the same as in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.4/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 2.5)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 81/month
($ 81 to $ 81)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.9/km
($ 2.5 to $ 3.2)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.1/litre
( $ 0.1)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.8
($ 3.7 to $ 3.8)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Greenland

On average, the cost of housing in Greenland is 21% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 521/month
($ 401 to $ 641)

220% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1174/month
($ 961 to $ 1281)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1148/month
($ 961 to $ 1281)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1868/month
($ 1761 to $ 2081)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1761/month
($ 1066 to $ 2081)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 46/month
($ 42 to $ 49)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 721/month
($ 561 to $ 961)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12480/yr
($ 5760 to $ 19199)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Greenland

On average, budget for leisure activities in Greenland is 27% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 15 to $ 15)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
( $ 23)

41% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Greenland

On average, shopping budget in Greenland is 100% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 13 to $ 17)

83% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 130
($ 113 to $ 145)

175% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 60
($ 33 to $ 113)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 156
($ 81 to $ 193)

97% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 188
($ 130 to $ 241)

84% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

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About the information on the cost of living in Greenland

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

Information about cost of living in Greenland updated on 15-05-2019.

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