How much does housing cost in Copenhagen - specifics of renting and buying apartments
Accommodation prices for travelers in Denmark
Copenhagen has a good selection of hotels through standard booking systems like booking.com. Here are the indicative hotel prices:
- Hostel in the center 23,2 - 34,8 USD = 20 - 30 EUR per bed, for example Generator hostel
- Hotel room 2 stars type 58 - 81,2 USD = 50 - 70 EUR for example an inexpensive room in Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade
- Hotel room 4, Mercure or Novotel 81,2 - 139,2 USD = 70 - 120. EUR for example Ascot Copenhagen
- Renting a small apartment of 50m2 in the center from 69,6 USD = 60 EUR
You can view prices, book accommodations and read about the pros and cons of various hotel search engines in my review of hotel and apartment reservation systems
Inexpensive hotel Wakeup Copenhagen Borgergade
Hotel Ascot Copenhagen
Apartment from a private person in the center
How to get a lower price
These are examples of prices for hotels in the city center. A few metro stops from the city center, the cost of hotels will traditionally be 20 percent lower. A way out of high prices and small rooms, there may be a popular rent of serviced apartments for rent through AirBNB
Long term rental
Features of renting apartments and apartments in Denmark
Traditionally for many European countries the tenant needs to prove his reliability, usually the following certificates are needed:
- Recommendations from previous landlords
- Proof of solvency, can be a bank statement or a contract from an employer.
Examples of rental prices.
- Rent a small apartment 50-60 m2 in the central districts of Copenhagen 1 403,8 - 1 715,8 USD = 9 000 - 11 000 DKK per month
- Renting a similar apartment not in the center or in the suburbs will cost 935,9 - 1 403,8 USD = 6 000 - 9 000 DKK per month
- Renting a large apartment 80-100 m2 will cost 2 027,7 - 2 807,6 USD = 13 000 - 18 000 DKK per month, depending on the area and the condition of the apartment.
- Parking space 58 - 81,2 USD = 50 - 70 EUR per month
Example of a 2-bedroom apartment in a Copenhagen suburb in a new building
Websites for finding accommodation for rent in Denmark
Real Estate Agency Websites
Buying Property in Denmark
Features of buying real estate
To buy a home, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must have already lived in Denmark for at least 5 years.
- Non-EU citizens need to have a residence permit in Denmark or business in Denmark
- Citizens of EU countries must have a job in Denmark.
- Foreigners cannot buy property in the coastal resort lands.
- To buy real estate, it is usually necessary to pay for the services of a lawyer, as well as pay a tax of 1-2% of the cost of housing.
Home Purchase Prices in Copenhagen
The price per square meter depends on the distance from the city center, as well as the age of the house. Older houses are cheaper, but maintenance costs are higher. Estimated prices
- In central areas 623,9 - 779,9 USD = 4 000 - 5 000 DKK per square meter
- In the suburbs 436,7 - 545,9 USD = 2 800 - 3 500 DKK per m2
Thus, an apartment is a small one-bedroom apartment 50m2-60m2 away from the center of Copenhagen will cost about 249 567,2 USD = 1 600 000 DKK
Websites for real estate search
- Boligsiden.dk - offers from agencies, site in Danish
- Boliga.dk - many offers from individuals and agencies, analytical articles in Danish
Utility bills in Denmark
- Electricity, heating, water, garbage disposal can be about 156 - 202,8 USD = 1000 - 1 300 DKK per month
- Internet cost about 39 USD = 250 DKK per month
- Electricity cost 0,31 USD = 2 DKK per 1 kW /h