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:

  • $ 161 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 10.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 3126* (19474 DKK)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 223 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 46 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 15 per person

Total budget:

$ 5533* (34468 DKK)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 303 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 74 per person
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 29 per person

Total budget:

$ 8652* (53900 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 36% 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 4% 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 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 17/person
($ 12 to $ 27)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 38/person
($ 23 to $ 61)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 15/person
($ 12 to $ 21)

78% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 8 for 500ml
($ 3.5 to $ 13)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 2.9 to $ 2.9)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 2 to $ 8)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.6/can
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

41% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 2.2/bottle
($ 1.6 to $ 4.1)

38% 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
$ 169/night
($ 161 to $ 179)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 279/night
($ 273 to $ 286)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 333/night
($ 333 to $ 333)

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)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 151/month
($ 150 to $ 151)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 538/month
($ 538 to $ 538)

209% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Greenland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Greenland is 51% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2/litre
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

137% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 3.1/500g
($ 1.8 to $ 3.9)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 4.8/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 6.2)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4.3/12 eggs
($ 3.1 to $ 5.7)

85% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 21/kg
($ 9.7 to $ 38)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 15/kg
($ 8 to $ 21)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.8/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.8/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 5.3/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 6.5)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.2)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 3.2/salad
($ 1.6 to $ 4.8)

97% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 21/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 33)

54% 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 33% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.6/ticket
($ 2.6 to $ 2.7)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 82/month
($ 65 to $ 83)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
( $ 3.2)

91% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

28% 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)
$ 3.8
($ 3.6 to $ 5.6)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Greenland: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Greenland is 19% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 523/month
($ 402 to $ 643)

219% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

8% 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)
$ 1179/month
($ 965 to $ 1285)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1361
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1151/month
($ 965 to $ 1285)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1093
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1874/month
($ 1767 to $ 2088)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2181
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1874/month
($ 1767 to $ 2088)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1733
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 41 to $ 49)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 723/month
($ 563 to $ 965)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 950
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12524/yr
($ 5781 to $ 19267)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16351

Greenland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Greenland costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 15/ticket
($ 15 to $ 21)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 4.8/hr
( $ 4.8)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Greenland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Greenland is 90% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 14/pack
($ 13 to $ 17)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 130
($ 114 to $ 145)

183% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 33 to $ 33)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36
Trainers
Trainers
$ 167
($ 82 to $ 226)

114% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 188
($ 130 to $ 242)

92% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Nuuk
London → Nuuk
London → Nuuk
$ 1425
(fair price: $ 1240)
New York City → Nuuk
New York City → Nuuk
New York City → Nuuk
$ 2118
(fair price: $ 1850)
Dublin → Nuuk
Dublin → Nuuk
Dublin → Nuuk
$ 1485
(fair price: $ 1277)
Los Angeles → Nuuk
Los Angeles  → Nuuk
Los Angeles  → Nuuk
$ 2341
(fair price: $ 2083)
Manchester → Nuuk
Manchester → Nuuk
Manchester → Nuuk
$ 1561
(fair price: $ 1348)
Toronto (Ontario) → Nuuk
Toronto (Ontario) → Nuuk
Toronto (Ontario) → Nuuk
$ 2329
(fair price: $ 1994)

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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 20-11-2020.

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