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Cost of Living in Arhus, Denmark

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 89.18
Rent Index: 26.20
Groceries Index: 71.04
Restaurants Index: 112.42
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 57.10
Local Purchasing Power: 158.60

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 120.00 kr
100.00
160.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 kr
450.00
700.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 65.00 kr
60.00
70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 40.00 kr
40.00
50.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 42.50 kr
30.00
50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 36.44 kr
30.00
40.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 kr
10.00
32.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 16.88 kr
10.00
20.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.97 kr
22.71
30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 15.76 kr
9.07
19.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.37 kr
5.44
9.07
Eggs (12) 24.00 kr
20.00
28.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 36.55 kr
27.22
45.36
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 24.72 kr
18.14
31.75
Apples (1 lb) 8.67 kr
6.80
9.07
Oranges (1 lb) 9.07 kr
9.07
9.07
Tomato (1 lb) 10.36 kr
9.07
13.61
Potato (1 lb) 4.86 kr
3.63
6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 11.80 kr
10.00
15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 11.20 kr
8.00
15.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 kr
50.00
65.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.40 kr
10.00
15.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 13.20 kr
7.00
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 43.50 kr
40.00
45.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 kr
20.00
22.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 365.00 kr
360.00
400.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 41.00 kr
33.00
46.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 kr
13.04
16.09
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 370.00 kr
350.00
420.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 41.01 kr
37.85
45.42
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 kr
269,000.00
318,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,348.48 kr
1,000.00
1,545.45
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.00 kr
1.00
1.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 158.33 kr
100.00
200.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 195.62 kr
150.00
250.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 200.00 kr
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 85.00 kr
80.00
120.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 833.17 kr
700.00
1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 233.33 kr
200.00
300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 883.33 kr
800.00
1,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 966.67 kr
900.00
1,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,187.50 kr
3,500.00
7,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,875.00 kr
3,000.00
5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,833.33 kr
7,000.00
12,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,483.33 kr
5,000.00
10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,756.10 kr
2,694.17
2,787.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,935.46 kr
1,858.05
2,090.30
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 19,891.67 kr
18,000.00
22,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.50

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Last update: June, 2015

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4 Comments so far

#Ravi on Mar 26, 2015 :
I know a lot of phd students who live in Arhus and do their phd at the Arhus uni. One couple can manage well if you can administrate your money well. even save a little for your travel. Live close to the Uni(within 3 km) so you can walk or bike to the Uni). The other option is buy a monthly ticket for the bus.costs approx. 350 kroners.
Good bus services in Arhus.
#GG on Jul 19, 2014 :
Hi - I was in Aarhus for a month. 20,000 DKK will just allow you to make ends meet. Saving potential will be very low. The country and city loves biking, as everyone bikes even an 80 year old.

Generally the expenses are high, especially the rent. Buying a car is tough unless you go for an old 10 year old 2nd hand. Transportation within 10 miles from main city is great, but outside of that can be tough to get around.

Taxes for foreigners will be lower then locals (42%) and can be even lower if you are in the country for few months to 1-2 years (30%). However you'll have cash flow issues initially unless you live really frugally.
#Thomas on May 18, 2014 :
20000DKK after tax is more than plenty for a couple in Aarhus.
#All on Apr 26, 2014 :
Hi everyone,

I am offered a PhD position at Aarhus University with salary of about almost 20000 DKK after tax ... I am married with no children ... Can anyone guide me about living cost for a couple at Aarhus?

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