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How much money will you need for your trip to Copenhagen? You should plan to spend around kr1,193 ($167) per day on your vacation in Copenhagen, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, kr359 ($50) on meals for one day and kr419 ($59) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Copenhagen for a couple is kr1,030 ($144). So, a trip to Copenhagen for two people for one week costs on average kr16,708 ($2,336). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Copenhagen for one week usually costs around kr8,354 for one person. So, a trip to Copenhagen for two people costs around kr16,708 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs kr33,415 in Copenhagen. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Copenhagen can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Copenhagen? How much money do I need for Copenhagen?

How much does a trip to Copenhagen cost? Is Copenhagen expensive? The average Copenhagen trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Copenhagen prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Copenhagen
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Copenhagen is kr515. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Copenhagen is kr1,030.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Hotels in Copenhagen

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Transportation Budget in Copenhagen
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Copenhagen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent kr419 per person, per day, on local transportation in Copenhagen.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Copenhagen
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Copenhagen?

Typical prices for Transportation in Copenhagen are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Copenhagen, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Bicycle Renting

Food Budget in Copenhagen
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Copenhagen can vary, the average cost of food in Copenhagen is kr359 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Copenhagen should cost around kr144 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Copenhagen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Copenhagen?

Typical prices for Food in Copenhagen are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Copenhagen, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Hot Dogs

Entertainment Budget in Copenhagen
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  • Entertainment and activities in Copenhagen typically cost an average of kr172 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Copenhagen?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Copenhagen are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Copenhagen, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Boat Tour
  • Coffee

Tips and Handouts Budget in Copenhagen
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Copenhagen is kr42 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Copenhagen is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Copenhagen
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  • The average person spends about kr75 on alcoholic beverages in Copenhagen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Copenhagen
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  • On average, people spend kr42 on bottled water in Copenhagen per day. The public water in Copenhagen is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2021
Copenhagen On a Budget
Copenhagen 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.

Copenhagen, like much of the region, has four separate seasons. Most people prefer to visit between May and late August when the weather is warm. Temperatures average around 20 degrees Celsius and the daylight hours are long. If you get too warm, there are several free pools in the harbour waters near the center of town. There are also a lot of festivals during the months of June and July, so this is a great time to be in town.

Spring is more unpredictable, but can be a wonderful time to explore the city as the crowds are less and the weather is often quite nice. Check out the Cherry Blossoms in Copenhagen in Spring if you're visiting at this time of year, too. Once the weather warms up, people flock outside and fill the cafes and streets. It's a great time to seem the city at its best.

During the fall months, the weather turns cold again and many Danes stay in, socializing with friends and family in the comfort of their own home. The days are short and the temperature drops. By winter, it is very cold, but there are Christmas decorations that light up the city. Christmas markets are spread throughout the city and there is a lot to see and do.
Sights and attractions in Copenhagen include art galleries, museums, architecture, and monuments. Museums are often open free of charge on Wednesdays. Copenhagen is also famous for its design and style. You can learn more about this at the Danish Design Center in Indre By. Also check out Forside: Design Museum Denmark (formerly known as Kunstindustrimuseet) which has an interesting collection of work. Royal Copenhagen also has a display of porcelain from that is quite historic. If you're interested in modern glass art go to Cisterne on Frederiksberg.
Indre By is the Medieval City or Centrum. This part of town is called many different things, but it is the historical center of Copenhagen. There you will find many of the most notable churches, historic buildings, and some great shopping.

Christianshavn is a trendy area that has many canals. Vesterbro is a lively area with a lot to do. There are many cafes and bars near the main streets. Frederiksberg is still technically its own municipality, but it is completely surrounded by Copenhagen. Norrebro has a working class feel with a lot of students and a large immigrant population. Osterbro is where you will find the famous Little Mermaid Statue and the Kastellet Citadel. Amager is an island that has the Kastrup Airport.

There are many yearly events in Copenhagen. Some of the most popular include the Crafts Fair in August, Copenhagen Fashion Week in February, International Workers Day in May, CPH Distortion, Zulu Sommerbio, Copenhagen Jazzfestival, Gron Koncert, and many, many more.
Food and Dining
Eating out in Copenhagen is generally expensive but there are some budget friendly options available. Most of the cheapest options are shawarma and pizza places that are spread throughout the city. The most affordable options are around Istedgade on Vesterbro and Norrebrogade on Norrebro. Another option is to try the Mediterranean style all you can eat buffets in the inner city.

If you're looking for a traditional Danish experience make sure you try a polsevogn. This "sausage wagon" offers a variety of hot dogs with several toppings to choose from. These are also great places to socialize and meet some locals.

There are two main transportation hubs in Copenhagen. Central Station has S-trains, intercity trains, and buses. Norreport Station has S-trains, metro, regional trains and buses. The public transportation runs on a zone system. You can buy a two-zone ticket that lets you travel between two zones for one hour by trains, metro and buses.

S-trains are comparable to the German S-Bahn. In the outer parts of the city, trains run roughly every 10 minutes but closer in they run every few minutes. The metro runs from Vanlose through the city center and then splits with one line running to the new town of Orestad and the other going to the airport. Trains run at roughly an every four minute interval.

For shorter distances, most locals take bicycles, but there is also a bus network. The system can be complicated and there are several types of buses including regular buses, A buses which stop frequently, and S buses, that are long express buses with few stops. These buses usually go far into the suburbs. The 11A line is specifically for sightseeing. It travels along a circle around the inner city and stops at the main sights. The buses run every seven minutes and you can wave them down as they pass.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Danish Design

By backpackguru in Entertainment
The city of Copenhagen is well known for its design and architecture. If you're in Copenhagen head to the downtown area to visit the Danish Design Center. Also head to the nearby Kunstindustrimuseet which has some great examples of Danish Design on display. There's also a museum in Royal Copenhagen that has some great porcelain pieces on display.

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