Denmark vs Netherlands - Cost of Living Comparison

Denmark Netherlands
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1665
$1680
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3941
$4007
🏠 One person rent
$879
$1007
🏘️ Family rent
$1606
$1696
🍽️ Food expenses
$526
$428
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3217
$3060
💸 GDP per capita
$61063
$52396
😃 Human freedom index
8.98
8.78
❤️ Life expectancy
81.6
81.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
88
82
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
90.9%
🎓 Higher education
97
97
😀 Quality of life
82
82
🏙️ Population
5.83M
17.3M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1665) is 0.8% less expensive than in the Netherlands ($1680). Denmark ranked 20th vs 18th for the Netherlands 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 1.8 months in the Netherlands. Ranked 9th and 8th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs the Netherlands

We calculate prices for Denmark and the Netherlands as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 70 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 Netherlands
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.2
$62.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11
$8.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.35
$4.92
 Cappuccino
$5.28
$3.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.29
$2.61
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$967
$998
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$691
$802
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1329
$1397
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$42.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.81%
2.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5032
$5129
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3503
$3708
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.22
$3.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$68.5
$85.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.1
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.03
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.45
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$1.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.82
$2.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$8.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$24.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.1
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$6.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.59
$8.03
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.13
$5.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$3.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$2.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.2
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.5
$51.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.9
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.4
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.5
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$434
$1591
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6094
$7919

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Cities Comparison in Denmark vs the Netherlands

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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 the Netherlands

City Cost of living Population
Amsterdam
$2160
860K
Rotterdam
$1660
631K
The Hague
$1642
548K
Utrecht
$1723
359K
Breda
$1673
183K
Eindhoven
$1658
236K
Almere
$1663
215K
Haarlem
$2033
163K
Enschede
$1562
160K
Tilburg
$1554
222K
Apeldoorn
$2024
161K
Arnhem
$1539
162K
's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
144K
Groningen
$1538
201K
Nijmegen
$1586
177K
Leiden
$1846
124K
Maastricht
$1654
120K
Delft
$1501
104K
Zwolle
$1427
130K
Venlo
$1522
102K
Hilversum
$1851
91.2K
Emmen
$1302
107K
Heerlen
$1393
86.9K
Deventer
$1225
101K
Purmerend
$1643
81.7K
Lelystad
$1704
79.8K
Roosendaal
$1583
77K
Leeuwarden
$1409
92.1K
Ede
$1602
72.5K
Roermond
$1496
57.3K