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:

  • $ 138 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2977* (20440 DKK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 205 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 57 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 6100* (41888 DKK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 193 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 97 per person
  • $ 93 per person
  • $ 42 per person

Total budget:

$ 9141* (62762 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 2024

Cost of living: Greenland VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Greenland in 2024 is 21% higher than 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.

Cities /Greenland View Details
Nuuk 9% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Nuuk



Local prices in Greenland by expense type

Greenland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Greenland is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 19/person
($ 12 to $ 38)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 52/person
($ 31 to $ 74)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 15/person
($ 15 to $ 19)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 10 for 500ml
($ 5.9 to $ 13)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.7 for 330ml
($ 2.9 to $ 4.3)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.8/cup
($ 2.2 to $ 7.3)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.3/can
($ 1.4 to $ 4.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4/bottle
($ 2.1 to $ 4.5)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Greenland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Greenland is 5% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 179/night
($ 98 to $ 271)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 137
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 202/night
($ 181 to $ 227)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 143
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 207/night
($ 172 to $ 245)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 206
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 208/night
($ 160 to $ 264)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 294
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 179/night
($ 98 to $ 271)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 522
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 175/month
($ 119 to $ 242)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 193/month
($ 146 to $ 243)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 206
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 181/month
($ 116 to $ 260)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 176/month
($ 118 to $ 238)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 329/month
($ 289 to $ 383)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 192

Greenland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Greenland is 24% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 5.1)

133% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 3.6/500g
($ 2.9 to $ 5.1)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 5.1/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 7.5)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4/12 eggs
($ 3.5 to $ 6.3)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 21/kg
($ 14 to $ 24)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 5.1/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 7.5)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 5.1)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.4/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 3.7)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.4
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Greenland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Greenland is 60% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 3)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 5.6/km
($ 2.6 to $ 8.8)

225% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.4
($ 2.9 to $ 7.3)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Greenland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Greenland costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 21/ticket
($ 19 to $ 30)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 2.2/hr
($ 2.2 to $ 4.3)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Greenland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Greenland is 41% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 13/pack
($ 12 to $ 14)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 125
($ 88 to $ 163)

135% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 28
( $ 28)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Nuuk
London → Nuuk
London → Nuuk
$ 1299
(fair price: $ 1108)
New York City → Nuuk
New York City → Nuuk
New York City → Nuuk
$ 1891
(fair price: $ 1594)
Dublin → Nuuk
Dublin → Nuuk
Dublin → Nuuk
$ 1371
(fair price: $ 1173)
Manchester → Nuuk
Manchester → Nuuk
Manchester → Nuuk
$ 1405
(fair price: $ 1195)
Toronto → Nuuk
Toronto → Nuuk
Toronto → Nuuk
$ 2072
(fair price: $ 1703)
Los Angeles → Nuuk
Los Angeles  → Nuuk
Los Angeles  → Nuuk
$ 2065
(fair price: $ 1829)

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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, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Greenland updated on 24-02-2024.

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