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

The costs of the day care depends on which type 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 539,800 DKK (before taxes)

Income limits for free place subsidy in 2018


Below 173,801 DKK (before taxes) - Complete free place

173,801 DKK to 539,799 DKK (before taxes) - Partial free place

539,800 DKK (before taxes) and above - Paid in full by parents

The income limits are raised by 7,000 DKK for each child under 18 living at home apart from the first child living at home. The income limits are raised by 60,801 DKK for single parents.