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What are the costs for different day care options in Copenhagen?

The cost of the day care depends on which type of day care you choose for your child.

Subsidies for siblings

If you have a child attending one of the different day care offers you can get subsidies for siblings (søskendetilskud). This means that you pay full price for the most expensive day care offer and half price for the other day care spots.

Free place subsidy

The parental payment level is lowered if the household’s collective income is below DKK 551,700 (before taxes)

Income limits for free place subsidy in 2019


Below DKK 177,600 (before taxes) - Complete free place

DKK 177,601 to DKK 551,699 (before taxes) - Partial free place

DKK 551,700 (before taxes) and above - Paid in full by parents

The income limits are raised by DKK 7,000 for each child under 18 living at home apart from the first child living at home. The income limits are raised by DKK 62,139 for single parents.