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What are the typical housing costs?

Generally it is quite expensive to live in Copenhagen, but the prices depend on location and time of the year.

Around February and September, when new students arrive, prices are high, and it is very difficult to get a place to live.

To get an overview of the districts of Copenhagen see Neighbourhoods in Copenhagen.

Cost of renting

These figures are general, so be aware that prices can vary a lot.

  • A room for a single person (with access to kitchen and bathroom) costs from about DKK 4,500 including heating and electricity. Can be furnished.
  • Small apartments (1-2 rooms + kitchen and bathroom) are most difficult to get. Normally they are rented to a single person or a couple without children. They cost from about DKK 8,000 per month, consumption not included.
  • Apartments (2-3 rooms + kitchen and bathroom) can be easier to find. They cost from about DKK 13,000 per month plus consumption.
  • Larger apartments (4-6 rooms + kitchen and bathroom) cost from about DKK 16,000 and upwards per month, consumption not included.

Prices for consumption

Consumption refers to heating, water, gas, electricity, internet and TV licence fee (if a TV set is included in the furnishing, or you have your own).

It is very difficult to estimate how much these things cost, but you can get more information at How do I pay for electricity and gas? and How do I get water and heating supply? and What is a “medielicens”?