Denmark vs Norway - Cost of Living Comparison

Denmark Norway
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1665
$1892
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3941
$4281
🏠 One person rent
$879
$993
🏘️ Family rent
$1606
$1701
🍽️ Food expenses
$526
$634
🚐 Transport expenses
$109
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3217
$3493
💸 GDP per capita
$61063
$67330
😃 Human freedom index
8.98
8.76
❤️ Life expectancy
81.6
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
88
85
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
87.6%
🎓 Higher education
97
94
😀 Quality of life
82
80
🏙️ Population
5.83M
5.43M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1665) is 12% less expensive than in Norway ($1892). Denmark ranked 20th vs 11th for Norway 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 Norway. Ranked 9th and 11th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs Norway

We calculate prices for Denmark and Norway as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 33 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 Norway
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
$18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$80.2
$84.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$11
$12.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.35
$9.28
 Cappuccino
$5.28
$4.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.29
$3.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$967
$1022
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$691
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1767
$1776
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1329
$1371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$128
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$197
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
$52
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.81%
2.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5032
$6811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3503
$5148
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.22
$3.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$68.5
$77.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.1
$23.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.03
$2.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
$2.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.45
$2.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
$2.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.82
$4.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$13.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.5
$28.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.72
$3.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$2.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$2.94
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.62
$3.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$1.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.1
$3.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.8
$16.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.77
$3.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.59
$13.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.13
$7.38
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.19
$4.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.58
$2.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.2
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15.1
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$65.5
$55.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$22.9
$34
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.4
$89.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$98.5
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$434
$334
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6094
$6275

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Cities Comparison in Denmark vs Norway

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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 Norway

City Cost of living Population
Oslo
$2206
693K
Bergen
$1747
257K
Trondheim
$1805
183K
Stavanger
$1850
145K
Baerum
$2027
129K
Sandnes
$1761
81.3K
Drammen
$1834
102K
Lillestrom
$2117
89.1K
Fredrikstad
$1822
83.9K
Kristiansand
$1682
64.1K
Tromso
$1792
77.5K
Tonsberg
$1704
57.8K
Asker
$1737
96.1K
Alesund
$1544
52.2K
Skien
$1688
55.5K
Sarpsborg
$1554
58.2K
Moss
$1870
50.3K
Bodo
$1808
41.7K
Karmoy
$1913
42.5K
Sandefjord
$1683
44.4K
Arendal
$1608
37.8K
Porsgrunn
$1640
36.6K
Halden
$1571
31.4K
Molde
$1739
32K
Jessheim
$1727
21.6K
Gjovik
$1721
30.3K
Kongsberg
$1650
27.9K
Larvik
$1899
24.6K
Kristiansund
$1755
24K
Hamar
$1956
27.9K