For current international students

Cost of Living

The cost of living is fairly high in Denmark; of course living expenses will vary according to personal requirements and standards.

In Denmark we use Danish Kroner (DKK). Only a few stores take Euro.
App. 7.5 DKK = 1 Euro.


Basic food expenses for one person are DKK 1500 – 2500 per month.

Going out

Going out can be rather expensive. A meal costs approx. DKK 150, a beer about DKK 30, and a bottle of wine between DKK 100-200. However, you can also find a number of cafés and pizzarias that offer inexpensive lunch and dinners.

Value Added Tax

In Denmark a 25% VAT (moms) is paid on almost all goods and services. Prices listed on items always include VAT, while the prices on services often are listed without VAT.

In some shops foreign visitors will get a refund on part of the VAT if their purchase is above a certain amount. Look for the blue and white TAX-FREE sign in the shop and inquire about the rules.

Media License

In Denmark you are legally obligated to register with DR License when you are of legal age. The Media License, taken into effect January 1. 2007, covers appliances such as TV sets, radios, video or DVD recorders, computers with internet access, and mobile phones and similar electronic devices, that also work as a television or radio receiver. The Radio License covers radios only.

In this link you will find the prices of the Media and Radio License covering the calendar year of 2012: Media License

Learn more about Denmark

Here you can learn more about living in Denmark.

About this page

This page is updated by Stephanie Sørensen May 22, 2015.