Denmark vs France - Cost of Living Comparison

Denmark France
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1665
$1363
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3941
$3344
🏠 One person rent
$879
$708
🏘️ Family rent
$1606
$1318
🍽️ Food expenses
$526
$456
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$90.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3217
$2346
💸 GDP per capita
$61063
$39037
😃 Human freedom index
8.98
8.34
❤️ Life expectancy
81.6
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
88
71
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
35.2%
🎓 Higher education
97
87
😀 Quality of life
82
74
🏙️ Population
5.83M
67.1M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1665) is 22% more expensive than in France ($1363). Denmark ranked 20th vs 29th for France in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Denmark compared to 1.7 months in France. Ranked 9th and 26th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs France

We calculate prices for Denmark and France as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 151 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Denmark France
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
$13.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.2
$52.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.35
$5.58
 Cappuccino
$5.28
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.29
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$967
$699
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$691
$557
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
$1385
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1329
$1086
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$92.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$30.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.81%
1.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5032
$5659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3503
$4292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.22
$1.72
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$68.5
$51.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.1
$17.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.03
$1.88
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.45
$1.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.82
$3.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$14.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$17.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$2.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$2.96
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.1
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$7.56
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.59
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.13
$7.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$3.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$2.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$2.06
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.2
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
$10.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.5
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.9
$17.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.4
$81.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.5
$88.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$434
$653
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6094
$9101

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Cities Comparison in Denmark vs France

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Denmark

City Cost of living Population
Copenhagen
$2071
644K
Aarhus
$1568
269K
Odense
$1604
177K
Aalborg
$1405
113K
Frederiksberg
$1845
105K
Naestved
$1439
41.9K
Gentofte
$1486
75.8K
Esbjerg
$1365
72.3K
Vejle
$1633
56.6K
Kolding
$1382
58.8K
Silkeborg
$1344
44.3K
Horsens
$1384
59.4K
Viborg
$1265
41.1K
Horsholm
$1491
47.5K
Helsingor
$1489
47.4K
Randers
$1376
62.6K
Roskilde
$1582
50K
Fredericia
$1469
39.9K
Holstebro
$1175
35.4K
Herning
$1419
44.6K
Hillerod
$1721
35.4K
Svendborg
$1582
27.2K
Frederikshavn
$1108
23.5K
Sonderborg
$1214
27.6K
Haderslev
$1337
22K
Nuuk
$2011
18.3K
Torshavn
$1597
13.3K

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K