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Everyone thinks that Denmark is probably an expensive holiday destination. But this doesn’t mean that you should rule it out. In this blog post we explore just how expensive Denmark really is, and show you how you can save money when you visit.

Is Denmark expensive?

Denmark is expensive. New data from Eurostat showed that the price of food, consumer goods and services in Denmark is 40% higher than the European average. The Scandinavian country also topped the list for the most expensive hotels and restaurants which were three times more expensive than those in the cheapest EU country (Bulgaria).

Is Denmark expensive compared to the UK?

Denmark is approximately 22.3% more expensive than the UK. This figure is based on consumer pricing data from Numbeo.

What currency is used in Denmark?

The currency used in Denmark is the Danish Krone. The Danish Krone is often abbreviated as DKK, Kr, or DKR.

Can you use Euros in Denmark?

In Denmark, many establishments will display pricing in both the Euro and Danish Krone. However restaurants, bars, or shops do not have to accept Euros as a form of payment because it is not the official currency. 

Why is alcohol so expensive in Denmark?

Alcohol is expensive in Denmark due to the level of taxation. However, alcohol is much more affordable in Denmark than in other Scandinavian countries. Beer is surprisingly cheap in Denmark. Expect to pay between 3–10 DKK for a can of domestic beer at supermarkets and convenience stores. But please be aware that domestic beer can be as high as 70 DKK in airport bars or fancy restaurants. 

Is alcohol more expensive in Denmark than other countries?

According to Eurostat, Denmark is only the fifth most expensive country for alcohol in Europe, behind Ireland and Finland. Alcohol in Denmark is only 19% above average. 

How much does a meal cost in Denmark?

The average price of a meal in Denmark is 136 DKK per person. But the average price can vary depending on where you choose to eat, whether the restaurant is a sit down venue, and the time of day. Breakfast is usually cheaper than dinner in Denmark.

How can I eat cheap in Denmark?

To eat cheap in Denmark we recommend sticking to fast food restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, and the cheapest supermarkets (Fakta, Netto, Aldi, Lidl, Rema 1000). Hot dog trucks are very common in Denmark and can save you money at lunchtime. In Copenhagen, look out for the restaurant Grød for something healthy and inexpensive. Their breakfasts are extremely popular amongst tourists. 

Danish Bakery

How much does it cost to go to Denmark?

Flying to Denmark is relatively cheap from the UK. Prices start from around £50 return with airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet. The average price of hotel accommodation in Denmark is £98 per night. Daily expenses for food, drinks, and local transportation are typically around £90 per person, per day based on data from Budget Your Trip. In total, this means that a 2 night city break in Denmark would cost a couple around £650. 

When is the cheapest time to visit Denmark?

The cheapest time to visit Denmark is November to April.

How can I save money on flights to Denmark?

To save money on flights to Denmark we recommend using Skyscanner. Skyscanner compares flight prices from all of the major airlines. You can sort the flights by price, or total flight duration, and even filter by airline if you’re keen to use your Air Miles. One of the best things about Skyscanner is the traffic light system for flights. If a flight has a green marker it means that the flight price you’re seeing is cheaper than usual. Orange means that the flight price is averagely priced. But red means that the flight price is abnormally high which means that you should avoid booking a flight to Denmark on those dates.

How can I save money on accommodation in Denmark?

The best way to save money on accommodation in Denmark is to book your hotel in advance on In addition to traditional hotels, on you can also search for apartments, B&B’s, hostels, villas, home stays, and even boats! Simply enter your destination, choose your dates and hit search. provides users with a range of benefits when it comes to saving money on accommodation:

  • With you have the option to book a free cancellation hotel. This means that if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere before the free cancellation date, you can cancel without paying a penny.
  • There are thousands of reviews for some of the most popular hotels which helps you determine whether a hotel offers good value for money or not
  • also has a ‘Genius Loyalty Programme’. It’s free to sign up! With the Genius Loyalty programme you will have access to special discounted rates, free room upgrades and complimentary breakfasts on selected stays

What are the best budget hotels in Denmark?

Hotel Atlantic, Aarhus

Hotel Atlantic Denmark

Hotel Atlantic is centrally located by the waterfront in Aarhus just a short walk away from the central station. It is the perfect hotel for a cheap break in Aarhus because it is near the harbour, cultural centre and The Old Town. All guests receive a complimentary breakfast each morning which means that you won’t have to spend a penny on breakfast! 

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Best Western Plus Hotel, Svendborg

Best Western Plus

The Best Western Plus Hotel Svendborg is located just five minutes away from Svendborg train station and Svendborg Harbour. Although the hotel typically attracts business travellers, there’s still lots to do in the area for leisure travellers. The Best Western Plus Hotel is moments away from the Svendborg Museum, whilst Svendborg Golf Club is minutes away by car. 

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Wakeup Copenhagen, Copenhagen

Wake Up Hotel Copenhagen

For a cheap trendy hotel in Copenhagen, look no further than Wakeup Copenhagen. Each hotel room is complete with a flat screen TV, private bathroom and air conditioning. Wi-Fi is available for free too. Guests also have access to a 24 hour front desk, currency exchange, and can make use of the express check-in which is handy if you have a late inbound flight.


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Hotel 6400, Sønderborg

Hotel 6400 is a beautifully decorated three star hotel on the outskirts of Sonderborg. Close to the beach, and the forest, but 1.5 kilometres away from the city centre, Hotel 6400 is perfect for those who wish to be closer to nature. The hotel has 48 modern double rooms in three different categories: Double, Comfort and Comfort Plus. The Comfort and Comfort Plus rooms are newly renovated and would be our pick if your budget can stretch.

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