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Average renting costs

It is generally quite expensive to live in Copenhagen and renting costs often depend on location, size and type of housing.

Costs of renting (per month)

These numbers are general estimations to help you get an idea of how much it costs to rent a place in the city centre.  

  • A room for a single person in a shared flat costs between DKK 4,000 to DKK 6,000. 
  • Small studios or apartments (1-2 rooms + kitchen and bathroom) are highly in demand. They can be rented to a single person or a couple without children and cost between DKK 8,000 to DKK 10,000.
  • Apartments (2-3 rooms + kitchen and bathroom) cost between DKK 13,000 to DKK 15,000.
  • Larger apartments (4-6 rooms + kitchen and bathroom) are great for flatsharing and prices usually start at DKK 16,000.

Deposit and prepaid rent

You are usually required to pay deposit and prepaid rent when you rent a place. Your landlord can demand up to 3 months' deposit (not including utilities) and 3 months' prepaid rent. 

Deposit

You pay a deposit so that the property can be restored to the state it was in when you move out. If the property is left in good condition, you may be able to get a fair amount of your deposit back. 

Prepaid rent

You pay prepaid rent to cover the rent before your lease ends. For example, if you have paid 3 months' prepaid rent, you do not have to pay rent for the last three months before you move out. 

Utility costs

Utilities refer to heating, water, gas, electricity, internet and a media licence fee. You need to check your rental contract to see which utilities are already included in your rent. The amount you pay for utilities depends on how much you and your household consume.

Read more about water, gas, heating and electricity

Read more about internet access and media licence