A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Copenhagen vs. Brussels

Should you visit Copenhagen or Brussels?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Copenhagen and Brussels can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. It has a small town vibe but is still a cosmopolitan city with lots of shopping, culture, and nightlife. It's a very safe and comfortable city that is easy to explore on foot. Copenhagen is the birthplace of many old fairytales, but also has modern, world class architecture and a liberal vibe. The people of Copenhagen are diverse and international. Most residents are Danes, but some come from Germany and Sweden and there are also many Middle Eastern immigrants.

Brussels

Brussels is the capital of Belgium and also the sight of the headquarters of the European Union. Generally speaking, it's an expensive city that sees a good amount of travelers. It is also a highly political city that has an air of importance and power. It's an incredibly international city, with people from all over the world flocking to it due to its political, economical, and cultural significance.

Which city is cheaper, Brussels or Copenhagen?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Copenhagen is $194, while the average daily cost in Brussels is $118. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Copenhagen and Brussels in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around $166 for a double occupancy room in Copenhagen If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $130 for a double occupancy room in Brussels.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Copenhagen $83
    Brussels $65
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Copenhagen $166
    Brussels $130

Food

The price of a meal in Copenhagen can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $59 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $24 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

The price of a meal in Brussels can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $30 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $12 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Copenhagen $59
    Brussels $30
Typical Food prices in Copenhagen

For Copenhagen, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Hot Dogs
    $16

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Copenhagen

For Copenhagen, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Private Copenhagen Street Food Tour with a Local Foodie: $94
  • Traditional Nordic and Danish Cooking Class with an Expert Local: $97
  • Sweden Daytrip: Food Tour to Malmö: $1,724

Typical Food prices in Brussels

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Brussels:


  • Ice Cream & Macaroons
    $5.61
  • Dessert (Turkish Delights)
    $5.79
  • Cheese
    $6.83
  • Olives and Snacks
    $8.51
  • Waffle
    $3.66

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Brussels

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Brussels.

  • Classic Belgian cooking class and lunch: $79
  • Your Private Tailored Belgian Food Tour with a Local: $93
  • Cooking Lesson and Gourmet Belgian-Inspired Meal with a Local in Brussels: $115
  • Private Brussels Food Tour (walking lunch or dinner): $373

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Copenhagen than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $69 on transportation in Copenhagen on average per day.

The cost of a taxi ride in Brussels is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $15 per person, per day, on local transportation in Brussels.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Copenhagen $69
    Brussels $15
Typical Local Transportation prices in Copenhagen

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Copenhagen:


  • Bicycle Renting
    $71

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Copenhagen

Also for Copenhagen, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Copenhagen City to Copenhagen Roskilde Airport (RKE)- Departure Private Transfer: $112
  • Copenhagen Hotel Transfer: $137
  • Copenhagen Private One-Way Airport Transfer by Van: $218
  • Copenhagen Private Transfer from Copenhagen city centre to Copenhagen airport: $183
  • Copenhagen hotel or address to Copenhagen Port - Private Round-Trip Car Transfer: $139
  • Copenhagen hotel or address to Malmö City - Private Round-Trip Car Transfer: $182
  • Copenhagen hotel/address to Copenhagen Airport (CPH)- Departure Private Transfer: $93
  • Copenhagen hotel/address to Copenhagen Port - Private Car Transfer: $70
  • Copenhagen hotel/address to Malmö City - Private Car Transfer: $91
  • Deluxe Private Transfer from Copenhagen Hotels to Copenhagen Airport: $71
  • Departure Private Transfer Copenhagen City Copenhagen airport CPH Luxury Van: $125
  • Departure Private Transfer Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport CPH by Business Car: $118

Typical Local Transportation prices in Brussels

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Brussels are as follows:


  • Subway Pass
    $5.49
  • Atomium train ticket (2)
    $9.75

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Brussels

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Brussels:

  • private Transfer to Outlet Roermond by luxury car from Brussels Roundtrip: $317
  • private Transfer to Outlet Maasmechelen by luxury car from Brussels Roundtrip: $267
  • Transfer from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Brussels city (any hotel or address): $153
  • Transfer from Charleroi Airport (CRL) to Brussels city (any hotel or address): $186
  • Transfer from Brussels city to BRU Airport with luxury Mercedes e class: $77
  • Transfer from Brussels city (any hotel or address) to Paris: $995
  • Transfer from Brussels city (any hotel or address) to Paris: $829
  • Transfer from Brussels city (any hotel or address) to Luxembourg: $657
  • Transfer from Brussels city (any hotel or address) to Luxembourg: $763
  • Transfer from Brussels city (any hotel or address) to Amsterdam: $763
  • Transfer from Brussels city (any hotel or address) to Amsterdam: $657
  • Transfer Shuttle Brussels London (1-8 Seats): $491

Entertainment

Sightseeing expenses in Copenhagen, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $28 per day, per person.

Entertainment and activities in Brussels typically cost an average of $14 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Copenhagen $28
    Brussels $14
Typical Entertainment prices in Copenhagen

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Copenhagen's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Boat Tour
    $9.84
  • Coffee
    $16

Tours and Activities in Copenhagen

For Copenhagen, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Experience The Little Mermaid's story in Copenhagen: $7.35
  • Little Mermaid Charming Game and Tour: $12
  • Copenhagen Self-Guided Audio Tour: $12
  • Copenhagen Old City Train Tours: $14
  • Skip the Line: Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket: $22
  • Trail Running Adventure from Nørreport Station: $27
  • Skip The Line: Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen: $29
  • Skip the Line: Tivoli Gardens 1-Day Unlimited Rides Ticket: $41
  • Skip the Line: Tivoli Gardens 1-Day Unlimited Rides Ticket PLUS: $50
  • Private Danish Market Tour With a Local Expert in Copenhagen: $57
  • GAILY TOUR in COPENHAGEN - Gay & Lesbian Tour: $224
  • Private Walking Grand Tour of Copenhagen: $311

Tours and Activities in Brussels

Here are a few actual costs in Brussels for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 2-Hours Private Sightseeing Trip in Brussels: $83
  • 3 hours Private walking tour of Brussels with ParisRio Local guide: $345
  • 3-Day Rail Tour - Brussels to Bruges & Amsterdam (Return): $683
  • 5 Day Rail Tour - Belgium & The Netherlands: $1,000
  • 5-Day Rail Tour - Brussels, Bruges & Amsterdam: $890
  • 7 Day Rail Tour - Belgium & The Netherlands: $1,207
  • 7 Day Rail Tour - Bruges, Antwerp and Amsterdam (Brussels Return): $1,166
  • Amsterdam Private City Tour from Brussels with licensed Guide and Limo Driver: $683
  • Antwerp Private City Tour Half-Day From Brussels +Licensed Guide and Limo Driver: $311
  • Artistic Bruges on a Private Tour with a local: $75
  • BEST Brussels Sightseeing Tour Including View of the City from the Basilica Dome: $386
  • Battle of the Bulge Battlefields of WWII Full Day Private Tour: $653

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Copenhagen spend on average $12 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Brussels may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $11 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Copenhagen $12
    Brussels $11

Typical Alcohol prices in Brussels

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Brussels are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $12
  • Beer
    $7.32


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Copenhagen and Brussels, we can see that Copenhagen is more expensive. And not only is Brussels much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Brussels would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Brussels and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Copenhagen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Copenhagen than you might in Brussels.

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