Accommodation in Copenhagen

Accommodation in Copenhagen
Updated 2019-08-15 13:21

With close to two million residents in the greater municipal area, Copenhagen is a city famous for providing a high quality of life to its inhabitants. There are plenty of cultural and architectural attractions to be found along the extensive cycling lanes, footpaths, and developed public transport system for which the city is renowned. 

Although the cost of living in Copenhagen is high, the quality of life and social security benefits are comparably high if you can secure a good job that pays wages to scale. Here's what you can expect to spend on rental costs in the city.

Thinking about buying? Check out our article about to buy a property in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen neighbourhoods

Rental prices in the Danish capital boil down to one thing: location! Properties in the inner city and immediately surrounding neighbourhoods have higher demand and less supply; expect to spend a lot on accommodation of any size.

Properties on the outskirts of the city and beyond have more space and at better prices, although these rental opportunities will probably mean a bit of commute time. To narrow down your search for rental options, take some time to read about the different neighbourhoods in Copenhagen.

Rental options in Copenhagen

Once you've had a look at the different neighbourhoods and singled out the areas that are close to your work, school, and wherever you need to be, you can refine your search a bit. Think about your wants and needs for a property. Do you really need a garden? Perhaps a small balcony would suffice. Are you looking for a two-bedroom place? Or a place with a living room big enough to fit an inflatable mattress for visitors?

Then, of course, there are the economical practicalities. Furnished rental options may cost more than unfurnished places, although the two might be similar if you need to furnish an empty space at your own cost. Utilities for electricity and internet are not always included ' make sure to ask about extra expenditures.

Initial deposits are quite high and can total up to the amount of three months' rent. Make sure that you've got a financial plan to cover for a high deposit price.

Rent prices in Copenhagen

Depending on the size and location of your apartment, rental prices could be anything from as low as DKK 3,000 for a shared apartment in outlying areas to as high as DKK 15,000 and up for a three-bedroom apartment in an expensive area. Utilities and internet costs need to be factored in, too. Expect to pay around DKK 250 for internet and anywhere upwards of DKK 400 for electricity and heating (price based on a 35m2 property).

How to find accommodation in Copenhagen

Remember to adjust search fields to your requirements. Narrowing your search will help you find places that are realistic for your budget. If possible, request to view the property before signing a lease contract and make sure that you understand what is included in the rental.

Useful links:

Bolig Deal
Bolig Portal
Bolig Basen

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