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Accommodation in Aarhus

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With 269,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city. Located on the east coast of Jutland, it is a very young and dynamic city thanks to the large number of students at its institutions of higher education. Aarhus has vibrant tourism, music, arts, and culture scenes and was voted one of the European Capital of Culture cities of 2017.

Read more in the article about working in Aarhus.  

Neighbourhoods

No matter what your style, you will find something to your liking in Aarhus. Trendy, natural, historic, suburban—there’s something for everyone. There is even a lively Latin quarter.

Rent prices

Many housing units in Aarhus are reserved for students and flat-sharing. However, you can still find residential buildings and individual houses, especially if you get out of the city centre. Rents are high, but prices are still lower than in Copenhagen, despite the high demand.

To rent a studio in the outskirts, you will need around DKK 4,000 against some DKK 6,000 to 7,000 for the same type of accommodation in the city centre. For a three-bedroom apartment, you will need DKK 8,300 to DKK 11,600 per month. Utilities are not usually included in the monthly rent, and a deposit will be required as well.

Find accommodation in Aarhus

Finding accommodation in Aarhus may not be easy, especially during times when students are about the start at the university (September and February). Start your housing search early to avoid disappointment.

You can ask for assistance from your company, as many companies will provide temporary housing until their foreign employees can find something more permanent.

Otherwise, looking online is the place to start. Numerous websites, forums, and Facebook groups dedicated to the topic can help you find your ideal accommodations. Make use of personal networking and word of mouth if you are already in or know someone in Denmark; and you can, of course, always personally contact a real estate agent.

  Useful links:

Aarhus Kommune – Aarhus Official Portal
Lejebolig
Bolig Portal
Bolisurf

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