Time of year

Around February and September, when new students arrive, prices are high, and it is very difficult to get a place to live. Prices can be lower in the suburbs of Copenhagen.

To get an overview of the districts of Copenhagen see Where should I live in Copenhagen?

Prices for rent

Here you can get an idea of the housing prices in Copenhagen. The prices are very general, so be aware that they 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 or more per month, consumption not included.

Prices for consumption

Consumption is heating, water, gas, electricity, Internet and TV license 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 How much does it cost to get TV signal and Internet connection?

Deposit

Most landlords require a deposit. Normally you have to pay 1 month’s rent as a deposit for a room and 3 month’s rent as a deposit for an apartment. Sometimes the deposit can be up to 3 month’s rent as a deposit and on top of this maybe 3 month’s rent prepaid.

Avoid paying deposit in advance without having a signed contract. It can be very difficult to get your money back.

Get more information on what to be aware of when renting an apartment at What are the terms and conditions when renting a home?

Legal aid

If you need legal aid with contracts or other issues regarding renting a home, you can contact Copenhagen Legal Aid, which is free.

You can also read more about Copenhagen Legal Aid (Københavns Retshjælp) at Can I get legal aid?