Cost of living

The Danish currency is called kroner (DKK)

  • 1 kroner is divided into 100 ore (cents); 1 euro is approximately 7.5 kroner*

* The DKK is pegged to the EURO which keeps the exchange rate within the central rate of EUR 1 = DKK 7.3-7.6 (approximately)

The cost of living in Denmark will vary depending on your lifestyle and habits. Many services in Denmark such as medical treatment are paid for via taxes and the Danish welfare system

Living expenses on average per month

Expenses Costs
Rent* DKK 2,200 -3,000
Food and other daily costs DKK 2,000 – 2,500
Telephone DKK 99
Transportation DKK 300
Media License DKK 200
Internet** DKK 200
Leisure Activities DKK 0-1,000
* Please note that in some cases you pay for heating and electricity separately; ca. 400 DKK on a monthly basis.
** May be included in rent
Total monthly indicative budget: DKK 4,400-7,000 / EURO 580-900




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Food and Drink

Until a few years ago, Danish food was essentially associated with potatoes and bacon, and Danish cuisine was completely unknown outside the country. Not anymore. Over the last decade, the New Nordic Cuisine has revolutionized Danish gastronomy and created an entirely new focus on local ingredients. It has meant a renaissance of classic Danish dishes, which are currently available in modern versions at several of Copenhagen’s best restaurants. Even so, many Danes still love to eat very traditional foods like porridge, open sandwiches and the classic roast pork with parsley sauce – of course served with a glass of good Danish beer.





Too Good To Go

A cheap, student-friendly alternative for trying out different cuisines in Denmark is the TooGoodToGo app. Through this, restaurants have the opportunity to sell the leftover food at the end of the day at very low prices. It is a great option both for the students, as they can try different restaurants without spending a fortune, and for the restaurants, as they save their food instead of just throwing it out, while still earning money for it.