Cost of Living in Arhus, Denmark

Updated On May 10, 2022

How Much Does It Cost to Live In Arhus?

Arhus is a lovely port town in the territory of Denmark.

It has brilliantly combined the features of a little medieval settlement and a densely populated megapolis.

Prices for food and beverages in Arhus are cheaper than in most Danish cities.

There are lots of small cafes and restaurants where you can taste some traditional and European meals.

Arhus offers a few good hotels and hostels at quite affordable prices.

Although a good way to save money is to rent a private apartment with a kitchen and cook yourself.

A single person usually spends in Arhus about $961.85 without rent.

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Restaurants in Arhus will not leave you hungry offering big portions of delicious meals.

If you are looking for some inexpensive places to eat and drink, be ready to give $15.28 on the average.

A mid-range establishment will charge you $76.39 per three-course meal for two.

McDonald’s is always cheaper, $10.69 per combo meal.



A mid-range bottle of wine in the market in Arhus usually starts at $7.64 per bottle and can reach the price of $15.28.

A pack of cigarettes (20 pcs) like Marlboro or any other similar brand can be bought for $6.72.

Some daily products like tomato, potato, apples, bananas, and oranges do not exceed $2 per 0.5 kg.



Arhus is one of the cities in Denmark where you can buy a new car like Volkswagen or Toyota Corolla for the highest price in Europe.

The first costs $40,840.78 and the second is $36,208.08.

Besides the point, a gallon of gasoline is $6.06.

Taxi start $7.64, price per mile $2.46, and one hour of waiting for $56.53.



Monthly home comforts in Arhus cost $225.75 for an average person.

This sum covers some standard services like electricity, water, heating, cooling, and garbage for an 85 sqm apartment.

The unlimited data Internet at a speed of 60 Mbps or more costs $37.92.

Sports and leisure


Arhus is placed first among the Danish cities involved in different kinds of sport.

One adult person can acquire a monthly fee to a fitness club for as much as $37.65, and an hour of tennis court rent on weekends is a little cheaper.

A seat in the cinema costs $14.51 (international release).

Clothing and shoes


Arhus is famous for markets, small and large stores, and lots of fashionable boutiques.

World-known brands import clothes and shoes to the Scandinavian city because local people love being stylish and be comfortable with.

You can buy everything from mid-range running shoes to pretty expensive leather business shoes.

Rent per month


Beyond the shadow of a doubt, you can rent everything in Arhus, from cars and bicycles to apartments and commercial property.

Rental prices are high as the wages are one of the highest in Europe, but that’s what you probably are aware of when going to Arhus.

One-bedroom apartments in the city center are twice cheaper than three bedrooms next door.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Arhus

*Note: All prices are indicated in USD.
Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)$15.28
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)$6.11
Water (0.33 Liter)$2.67
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter)$4.38
Loaf Bread (500g)$1.92
Eggs (12)$3.37
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket$3.06
Monthly Pass$57.29
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)$225.75
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local$0.19
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)$37.92
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult$37.65
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)$23.93
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release$14.51
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)$111.84
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)$40.60
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)$109.18
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center$927.43
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center$599.41
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center$1761.15

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Arhus?

Since Arhus has been a university city where thousands of students live, the prices for most of the goods are quite low.

The average person spends less money on clothing and shoes here.

The highest sums are paid for products in the markets, as most people love cooking at home.

As much as 17% of the total income goes to the restaurants.

There are few hostels and some really good hotels in Arhus.

Still, people choose to rent a private apartment or share rooms.

This takes 26.5% of their salary.

The city is easy to discover and travel around on foot, that is why the transportation expenses usually do not exceed 13.3% of locals’ income.

Average Costs Breakdown


Arhus: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

An average salary in Arhus is high enough even after paying taxes.

Considering that most of the population is students they know how to enjoy life to the full by saving money at the same time.

They get free admissions where possible, buy city passes, go to the grocery stores and cook at home.

A mortgage interest rate is only 1.67% which is lower than in most Scandinavian cities, in particular, the Danish ones.

Minimum wage, like elsewhere in Denmark, is different for every job position, but a rough figure is around $16 per hour.

Average Salary$3083.26
Minimum Wage$
Mortgage Interest Rate1.67%

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