Denmark vs Sweden - Cost of Living Comparison

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Denmark Sweden
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1909
$1544
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4506
$3452
🏠 One person rent
$1022
$808
🏘️ Family rent
$1881
$1375
🍽️ Food expenses
$607
$497
🚐 Transport expenses
$115
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3620
$2735
💸 GDP per capita
$67790
$56374
😃 Human freedom index
8.83
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
81.4
83.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
90
82
🌐 English speaking %
86.1%
89%
🎓 Higher education
97
95
😀 Quality of life
96
92
🏙️ Population
5.83M
10.4M

The average cost of living in Denmark ($1909) is 24% more expensive than in Sweden ($1544). Denmark ranked 19th vs 28th for Sweden 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 Sweden. Ranked 3rd and 11th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Denmark vs Sweden

We calculate prices for Denmark and Sweden as a population-weighted mean of 27 and 60 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 Sweden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$19.3
$11.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$97
$66.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$13.2
$9.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.54
$6.97
 Cappuccino
$5.74
$3.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$3.88
$2.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1082
$916
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$792
$665
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2043
$1579
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1532
$1167
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$139
$64.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$213
$98.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.3
$30.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.84%
4.57%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5528
$5604
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3960
$3473
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.4
$3.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$76.8
$75.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$24.9
$22.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.05
$1.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.55
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$3.15
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$4.47
$3.99
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.3
$10.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.5
$11.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$18.3
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
$2.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$2.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$2.86
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.14
$4.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$1.66
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.08
$2.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.69
$9.74
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.83
$1.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$8.6
$6.39
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.06
$6.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.7
$3.39
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.25
$2.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.25
$1.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.5
$37.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.4
$14.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$68.7
$29.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$26.5
$23.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$102
$80.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
$86.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$503
$126
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6628
$4964

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In Denmark

City Cost of living Population
Copenhagen
$2367
644K
Aarhus
$1888
285K
Odense
$1958
177K
Esbjerg
$1470
115K
Frederiksberg
$1997
105K
Aalborg
$1715
113K
Gentofte
$2002
75.8K
Naestved
$1638
41.9K
Randers
$1575
62.8K
Herning
$1595
44.6K
Vejle
$1602
56.6K
Roskilde
$1777
50K
Kolding
$1414
58.8K
Horsholm
$1876
47.5K
Holstebro
$1415
35.4K
Horsens
$1466
59.4K
Silkeborg
$1500
44.3K
Hillerod
$1972
36K
Helsingor
$1639
47.4K
Fredericia
$1576
39.9K
Viborg
$1508
41.1K
Frederikshavn
$1406
23.5K
Svendborg
$1566
27.2K
Sonderborg
$1390
27.6K
Nuuk
$2171
18.3K
Haderslev
$1587
22K
Torshavn
$1938
13.3K

In Sweden

City Cost of living Population
Stockholm
$1954
979K
Gothenburg
$1660
608K
Malmo
$1519
325K
Uppsala
$1434
167K
Vasteras
$1311
129K
Helsingborg
$1328
114K
Linkoping
$1295
116K
Orebro
$1258
127K
Lund
$1413
94.4K
Solna
$1693
85.3K
Jonkoping
$1403
101K
Eskilstuna
$1245
69.9K
Umea
$1177
91.9K
Sodertalje
$1616
76.3K
Taby
$1775
75.4K
Norrkoping
$1199
98.1K
Sollentuna
$1992
76.2K
Halmstad
$1286
71.4K
Karlstad
$1141
67.1K
Lulea
$1091
49.1K
Trollhattan
$1271
50.5K
Gavle
$1406
79K
Uddevalla
$1386
57.3K
Boras
$1233
74K
Sundsvall
$1271
58.8K
Vaxjo
$1351
71.3K
Tumba
$1669
46K
Lidingo
$1711
44.1K
Sigtuna
$1632
52.2K
Skovde
$1396
57.5K