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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Denmark is relatively high compared to other countries. However, salaries are also high and many services are available free of charge, such as medical treatment and education due to the unique welfare system in Denmark.

The living expenses of a Danish family

The living expenses of an average Danish family can be broken down as follows:

  • Accommodation and maintenance 22%
  • Food, drink, and tobacco 17%
  • Transport and communications 17%
  • Other goods and services, e.g. childcare 13%
  • Equipment for leisure activities, entertainment 11%
  • Heating and electricity 7%
  • Furniture 6%
  • Clothing and shoes 5%
  • Medicine and medical expenses 2%

Source: Workindenmark (2012)

Moreover, Expatistan has made a list of the cost of living in Aarhus, Denmark, which you can find here.

You can also read more about the cost of living in Denmark here.

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