Denmark vs Sri Lanka - Cost of Living Comparison

Denmark Sri Lanka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1922
$443
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4529
$1110
🏠 One person rent
$1023
$174
🏘️ Family rent
$1874
$379
🍽️ Food expenses
$609
$208
🚐 Transport expenses
$120
$19.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3563
$191
💸 GDP per capita
$66983
$3354
😃 Human freedom index
8.72
6.33
❤️ Life expectancy
81.4
76.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
90
36
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
18.3%
🎓 Higher education
97
56
😀 Quality of life
96
47
🏙️ Population
5.83M
21.4M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1922) is 334% more expensive than in Sri Lanka ($443). Denmark ranked 16th vs 187th for Sri Lanka 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 0.4 months in Sri Lanka. Ranked 3rd and 90th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs Sri Lanka

We calculate prices for Denmark and Sri Lanka as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 10 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 Sri Lanka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$19.4
$1.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$93.9
$11.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$13.2
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.46
$1.48
 Cappuccino
$5.65
$1.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.62
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1112
$206
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$788
$120
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2025
$539
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1533
$289
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
$24.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$208
$37.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.8
$11
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.48%
17.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5793
$1586
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3968
$1326
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.58
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$80.4
$5.84
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.9
$2.88
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.19
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
$1.35
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.97
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.42
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.59
$1.93
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13
$9.02
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$4.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.4
$6.55
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$4.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.05
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.19
$3.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.02
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.71
$0.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.13
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.9
$9.13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
$1.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$9
$5.61
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.88
$1.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4
$2.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.34
$2.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.3
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.2
$11.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.2
$2.56
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$72.1
$8.08
💇 Haircut, simple
$28.1
$6.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$107
$21.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$105
$53.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$498
$32.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5851
$912

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Cities Comparison in Denmark vs Sri Lanka

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Denmark

City Cost of living Population
Copenhagen
$2399
644K
Aarhus
$1832
285K
Odense
$1940
177K
Aalborg
$1627
113K
Esbjerg
$1526
115K
Frederiksberg
$2086
105K
Naestved
$1610
41.9K
Gentofte
$2052
75.8K
Vejle
$1631
56.6K
Randers
$1629
62.8K
Kolding
$1503
58.8K
Silkeborg
$1540
44.3K
Horsens
$1485
59.4K
Holstebro
$1329
35.4K
Herning
$1599
44.6K
Horsholm
$1932
47.5K
Roskilde
$1705
50K
Helsingor
$1675
47.4K
Fredericia
$1731
39.9K
Hillerod
$2114
36K
Viborg
$1396
41.1K
Frederikshavn
$1513
23.5K
Sonderborg
$1451
27.6K
Nuuk
$1980
18.3K
Svendborg
$1729
27.2K
Haderslev
$1408
22K
Torshavn
$1994
13.3K

In Sri Lanka

City Cost of living Population
Colombo
$526
753K
Trincomalee
$415
99.1K
Beruwala
$364
165K
Galle
$281
93.1K
Kandy
$360
120K
Negombo
$372
142K
Gampaha
$389
191K
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
$419
116K
Anuradhapura
$489
63.2K
Matara
$417
68.2K