Cost of living in Denmark

Dear all,

I am new on this blog which I find very interesting.
I've been offered a one-year position in Copenhagen (I am from Belgium but living in Palestine currently).

The organisation is offering 5.000 euros GROSS a month, which if I understood well, after 40 pc taxes makes about 3.000 euros NET / month.
I'll be moving by my own and therefore assume that the cost of living is a bit higher than for a couple.
Please can someone let me know quite honestly if this is enough to live comfortably in CPH, since I understood the cost f living is quite expensive?

Thanks very much in advance, and good luck to all for endeavours.

Best

B

Hello Everybody.

this is my first post to this forum.

I husband is an electrical Design engineer with 6 yrs work experience(3 yrs in Germany)and he has been offered a job in Aarhus, Denmark. Can somebody please tell me how much should he ask for to sustain in that country.We are coming together and no baby yet.

Does the company provide accomodation/ house rent if he negotiates.

Any information/link will be welcome.

thanks in advance,

rupa80

Hi Everyone,

I am a Software Developer living in Ahmedabad, India. I have a small family with my wife and a daughter who is in Grade I. We all are British Citizens.

I am working as a Software Developer [VB, VB.NET, SQL SERVER] and have experience of around 10 years. I was in UK before and relocated to India 2 years ago. I am thinking to move to Denmark where I can get good job in same field[Software Development]. I will be moving along with my family.

I have a few queries and it would be really helpful if someone can answer any of the below questions:

1. Is there any extra benefits being British Citizen?
2. In which city can I get good job in IT?
3. What would be the average salary as a Software Developer?
4. How much is an average expense including house rent, tax, transportation, health care, food etc?
5. Is it possible to get Indian food?
6. How much I would be spending for schooling of daughter? Is it free for British Citizen?
7. Do we need to learn Danish for better earning and communication?
8. The last and most important question is “Should I relocate?”

I kindly request you to take your time & clear my doubts please…...

In advance many thanks for your time.

Regards,

Ramesh Chaudhari

Hello All !

I am a software engineer, living in Hungary and would like to relocate to Denmark. I have a wife and no child yet. I have worked the last 10 years as a senior software architect for US companies. My questions:
1., I am at the age 42. Could it be a problem finding a job ?
2., what salary should I expect ?
3., I would like to live in a smaller town instead of Copenhagen. Are IT jobs available in smaller towns ?

Thanks for your answers,
Andras

Hello,

My Name is Kasia. I am a student about to embark on exchange in Denmark, Copenhagen and I need to know some recent 2009-2010 estimates about the cost of living in Copenhagen. I am sharing an apartment with four other students, and I already have rent & utilities prices for this, I just need to know the following:

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
DAILY & MONTHLY

FOOD (GROCERIES MAINLY / BUT EATING OUT ALSO)
DAILY & MONTHLY

BEER / COFFEE


ENTERTAINMENT (MOVIES / ETC)


I am living in Copenhagen for 5months, from mid August till early February. Any other useful tips or things to do during this time would be amazing to know!

Can't wait to hear from you, It will help me figure out a budget and survive in expensive Denmark as a student.

Cheers,
Kasia :)

Hi All,

I am HR Generalist from India,My husband and I are planning to move to Denmark, Can anyone guide me, because as per previous post I understood Denmakr is very expensive country?is it tru2?I also would like ot know how much standard salary rates in Denmark. I have done MBA-Marketing and My husband is Lead 3D Visualiser.

Looking forward for your reference.

Thank you.

I'm Zeeshan from Karachi Pakistan and I completed my MBA in (Banking and Finance) now I want to go Denmark for further studies. please help me by answering following questions according to the 2010 status.

1. Per person average Living cost during studies?
2. What do you think which city is better for a strange man according to the environment, expensiveness and for job, I can only speak English?
3. How much amount have to bring?
4. Does the Danish law allow students to work full time or part time, if so how many hours?
5. What is per hour minimum wage for both local and foreigner?
6. How much should be the minimum salary to survive in Denmark for a person?
7. Is there Universities allow the foreigners to get Graduate & Postgraduate study in free?

I'm hopeful that many friends are there who would like to answer me.
Thanks a lot.

Hello Everybody,


I am planning to stay  in Aarhus C,Denmark from Month of September ,2010 for 1 year.

I want to get one rented home in single/sharing basis approx 5k DKK  near Arhus C place.

I will be grateful if anybody will help me out to get any contact details  related to find out the rented house within that range.


Thanks In Advance,
Ushasi
email id:u.maiti[at]gmail.com
+919903181253

Hi Ushasi! Could you please post an ad in the Aarhus classifieds > accommodation section. Thanks and good luck!

hi, i am post graducate in zoology with bachelors in education, working in UAE as science teacher, i just go my green card, is there any good chaces to get jobs in teaching field, what would the minimum pay check for teachers with 20 years experience.

please let me know
thanks
vassiu hyderabad

vassiu, this discussion is about the cost of living in Denmark (you are off topic). Could you please start a new discussion on the Denmark forum? Thanks

I am from Mumbai, India. I was thinking for applaying a Danish green card and I just want to have more information about the country.

I am an MBA graduate in finance. I have three years of experience as financial analyst/executive.

1) I don't know danish, will it affect my job search in Denamrk?
2) Heard that Copenhagen is an expensive city. Can you please give an average figure of expenses in Denmark(For a month).

2) Is it difficult to find out an accomodation in Copenhagen.

I am from Mumbai, India. I was thinking for applaying a Danish green card and I just want to have more information about the country.

I am an MBA graduate in finance. I have three years of experience as financial analyst/executive.

1) I don't know danish, will it affect my job search in Denamrk?
2) Is this qualifications enough to find a joB?
3) What will be the salary that I can Expect?
4) Will I be eligible for any kind of unemployement benefit till I get a job?
5) Heard that Copenhagen is an expensive city. Can you please give an average figure of expenses in Denmark(For a month).
6) Is it difficult to find out an accomodation in Copenhagen.

adhithyahere :

1) I don't know danish, will it affect my job search in Denamrk?
2) Is this qualifications enough to find a joB?
3) What will be the salary that I can Expect?
6) Is it difficult to find out an accomodation in Copenhagen.

Hi adhithyahere! This thread is about " Cost of living in Denmark ". Well, for these questions, i suggest you to start a new discussion on the Denmark forum. Thank you. :)

1) I don't know danish, will it affect my job search in Denamrk?
2) Is this qualifications enough to find a joB?
3) What will be the salary that I can Expect?
4) Will I be eligible for any kind of unemployement benefit till I get a job?
5) Heard that Copenhagen is an expensive city. Can you please give an average figure of expenses in Denmark(For a month).
6) Is it difficult to find out an accomodation in Copenhagen.

1) The fact you dont speak Danish will affect your job search in Denmark, however since you have an MBA etc, you could look for an international job.

2) It's qualifications enough to find a job - most Danes have never been to universities, and the same in most other countries as well, but Denmark is egaliterian, so the minimum salary for an unskilled worker is about 100 kroner an hour, so high compared with unskilled workers in India.

3) Not sure what sort of salary u could expect ... perhaps between 3 to 4 times as much than if u had not had any degree at all, so perhaps 300 kroners an hour, but it depends.

4) Copenhagen is expensive, but so are many other cities.
Food items are not so expensive if u shop at supermarkets and cook at home, and if u eat Indian food then u can also buy Indian food items from Pakistani or Turkish shops, such as mung dhaal, chappati flour etc.
Rent will be your biggest expensive, perhaps it will cost you between 5000 to 7000 monthly for a flat of your own - the thing is in Oslo, which is even more expensive then a lot of people share a flat, in the same way as they do in the UK or Ireland, but Denmark does not have a tradition for that.
You will need money for the bus/train pass as well, perhaps 100 euro monthly. Remember you will need much more the first month (deposit for accomodation, which is often 3 months advance rent)

5) There is a website called "www.forum.dk", I think they have a section called Bolig or Ejendom which means accomodation /property, just ask if u want some of the words on there to be translated.

Hi All thanks for the reply......  Its seems I can make the move now

Hi All !I'am Electrical Engineer with seven years of work experience.I have an offer with 33000 DKK per month in Billund.Can anyone please tell me , whether 33000 DKK per month is enough to stay in Denmark?

I read that 48% will be the taxation after january 2011 in Denmark.Please let me know as soon as possible.

Hi I am Sandeep from India. I want to Live in Denmark. My Qualification Is MSc-IT. Please tell me about somethings like when any one first time comes in denmark

Welcome to Expat.com, Sandeep! Maybe you should start a new topic in Denmarks's forum to enable a better visibility (this topic is about cost of living in Denmark!)
Meanwhile, you might want to read the article on how to obtain the green card in Denmark which might guide you.
Have a nice day further
Arlette

Hi Everyone....

I have been offered a job in Brande, Denmark. What is the cost of living in Brande? I have been offered 38000 krones. Can i survive with that? i have to support my wife as she is dependent.

please help me.... Is Brande cheap or is the cost of living too high?

thank you for the information

I will be moving to Copenhagen briefly for some work. I will have all expenses such as travel, accommodation, etc paid for except food. I will be receiving a 4500 DK stipend per month. Is that enough to be able to live comfortably, if I don't plan on eating out too often.

Hi,
I have just been offered an internship position in Copenhagen,
I have been offered 5384 kr per month.
Is this enough to survive on.

Accommodation in Copenhagen (two room flat, ~50m2): between 5,000kr - 8,000kr p/m. Water and heating price is usually included within the rent. Deposit is almost always required, usually between 9,000kr - 20,000kr. Electricity bill comes in quarterly.

Food: 3,000kr p/m (mainly shopping in cheaper places like Netto, Fakta, occasionally in better places like Irma, Føtex)

Travel: Zone 1 - 4 monthly travel card (unlimited travel) 585kr p/m

Income tax is about 40% of your wages I think.

Possibly moving to Aarhus in 1 month. I have to pay for food, transport, electricity and water and want to have a life outside of work! Is 500euro a month impossible to do this on? thanks

how salary should one get to survive in denmark with the family and one child per month reply soon

Hi swapna,

Welcome on Expat-blog! :)

Your message has been merged in this thread "Cost of living in Denmark".

Good luck.

Hi everybody,

I m from India and i am planning to immigrate to denmark as green card scheme, but i have doubt about earning and cost of living in denmark. pls anyone tell me about following questions.

1.which is the cheapest city of denmark for the cost of living.

2.how much earning of jobs in restaurents,farm,cleaning,security etc

Welcome on Expat.com kulvir :)

I will suggest you to view this website to get an overview of the approximate cost of living in Denmark. It listed the price of the basic "items/services" that am sure will be helpful to you to calculate your monthly/weekly expenses.

Hope this helps a little bit meanwhile. Else, for your salary query I guess you shall a new topic on the Denmark forum!

Regards

I can answer that very simply.

Compared to UK/Ireland/Germany for EVERYTHING except cigarrettes add anything from 30%-100%

Denmark is a Welfare State. The only way the government can find the money to pay all those millions of monthly welfare checks is to charge 50% income tax to the few poor suckers who do work and then slap so much VAT onto all goods and services that they are nearly double the price they would normally be in any other country. Witness the price of cars (250.000dkk for an average car) 15.000 pounds in England (140.000 dkk). Or shoes (1.000 dkk)
30 euros in Germany (200dkk)

As for welfare state, I must know 50 people, only 4 work, 2 of that 4 are foreigners, 1 of that 2 is me. Other 46 get a free check every month until they die and sit in Bodegas drinking all week.

dogstar68 while denmark is expensive I think you are missinformed on a few things.
I have never spent 1000dkk on a pair of shoes in the 10 years I have lived here in Denmark, maybe you are shopping at the wrong stores.
For those sitting in bars all day on welfare, they must be on a pension or unable to work because of alcohol problems, because if you are unemployed here you are activated by the kommune you live in, and you go to a kompetance center 5 days a week, some kommunes offer job searching days to certain people that are ready to work.

Hello everyone!

I am shifting to Brande in August. Please help me out in knowing the cost of living, nearest cities, vacation spots in Brande. I'll be getting approx 6000-7000 DKK after taxes and free accomodation (electricity and other facilities included). Is it enough to survive there?

Also it will be great if someone can gve me idea about prices of Blackberry phones having BBM service.

Thanks in advance

Abhishek

Hi Abhishek and welcome on board!

I would suggest you to start a new thread on the Denmark forum for better visibility ;)

Regards
Armand

Hi every body,

i need room for sharing in Valby/copehagen one room

pls. contact satkumar.chahal[at]gmail.com

Hi Rajchahal,

Welcome to Expat.com!

You are off topic here. You should post your advert in the Denmark classifeds > accommodation section - flat share, house share.

Thank you.

Hi everybody,

My project is in Denmark sonderborg. Can anyon please tell me , how the cost of living will be? when is the admissions for school starts? How much is the House rent? Give me details abt Education and the lifestyle thr.

Thanks in advance

MVK

Hi MVK,

Welcome to Expat.com!

Concerning your questions about schools/education/ lifestyle, i suggest you to start a new discussion on the Denmark forum for better visibility.

Thank you.

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dear helper
my son in copenhegen he has master from sweeden in computer science
now he has applied green card plz guide me for his jobs in denmark

haii my son is in copenhegen he has master from sweeden in computer science he applied green card plz tell me about searching jobs

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