Denmark vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Denmark Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1665
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3941
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$879
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$1606
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$526
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3217
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$61063
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
8.98
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
81.6
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
88
73
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
15%
🎓 Higher education
97
99
😀 Quality of life
82
79
🏙️ Population
5.83M
126M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1665) is 42% more expensive than in Japan ($1171). Denmark ranked 20th vs 43rd for Japan 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 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 9th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs Japan

We calculate prices for Denmark and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 907 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 Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.2
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.35
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$5.28
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.29
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$967
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$691
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1329
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.81%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5032
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3503
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.22
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$68.5
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.1
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.03
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.45
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.82
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.1
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.59
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.13
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.2
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.5
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.9
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.4
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.5
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$434
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6094
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Denmark vs Japan

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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 Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K