Living costs in Denmark

Denmark has a high standard of living and can thus be an expensive country to study in.

Housing, food, transportation and leisure activities can be expensive in Denmark, but salaries are correspondingly high and many services such as medical treatment and education is paid through taxes.

This budget provides a rough idea of the average monthly expenses for a student, but depends on your individual lifestyle.

 Rent incl. utilities 400-500  3000-4000 
 Insurance 30  200 
 Phone, internet, tv 40  300 
 Books and other school supplies 40  300 
 Food 200  1500 
 Transport 20  150 
 Other personal expenses 120  1000 
 Total 850-1000  6500-7500 


Living costs may vary depending on where you settle down. Larger cities such as Aarhus and Horsens tend to be more expensive, especially when it comes to rent. You could supplement your income with a student job