Travel budget in Greenland

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Greenland: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 161 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 10 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 3028* (18942 DKK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 222 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 5344* (33432 DKK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 303 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 8321* (52052 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 2020

Cost of living: Greenland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Greenland 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 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

Greenland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Greenland is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 28)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 29/person
($ 24 to $ 38)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 13/person
($ 8.6 to $ 21)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 6.7 for 500ml
($ 3.8 to $ 12)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 2.7 to $ 2.9)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 5.6)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.2/can
($ 1.6 to $ 2.9)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Greenland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Greenland is 52% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 158 to $ 173)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 281/night
($ 275 to $ 286)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 331/night
($ 331 to $ 331)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 161/month
($ 161 to $ 161)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 149 to $ 150)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 538/month
($ 538 to $ 538)

207% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Greenland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Greenland is 36% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

129% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.7/500g
($ 1.9 to $ 3.9)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 6.7)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.4/12 eggs
($ 3.2 to $ 5.7)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 18/kg
($ 7.8 to $ 38)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.6/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 21)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.8/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.8/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.2/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 6.5)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 3.2/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

89% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 33)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Greenland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Greenland is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.5/ticket
($ 2.4 to $ 2.5)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 81/month
($ 65 to $ 83)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
( $ 3.2)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 3.5 to $ 3.8)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Greenland: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Greenland is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 520/month
($ 401 to $ 641)

216% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1174/month
($ 960 to $ 1280)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1408
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1148/month
($ 960 to $ 1280)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1124
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1867/month
($ 1761 to $ 2080)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2272
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1761/month
($ 1078 to $ 2080)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1782
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 41 to $ 49)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 721/month
($ 561 to $ 960)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 981
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12474/yr
($ 5757 to $ 19190)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17402

Greenland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Greenland costs 29% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 15 to $ 15)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 4.8/hr
( $ 4.8)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Greenland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Greenland is 79% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 13 to $ 14)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 121
($ 113 to $ 145)

158% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 33 to $ 33)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 167
($ 81 to $ 225)

107% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 188
($ 130 to $ 241)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Nuuk
London → Nuuk
$ 1471
(fair price: $ 1291)
New York City → Nuuk
New York City → Nuuk
$ 2197
(fair price: $ 1909)
Los Angeles → Nuuk
Los Angeles  → Nuuk
$ 2356
(fair price: $ 2082)
Dublin → Nuuk
Dublin → Nuuk
$ 1574
(fair price: $ 1365)

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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 22-01-2020.

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