Cost of Living in Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg is placed fourth among the largest cities in Denmark.

The cost of living in Aalborg for a family of four is $3.506 on the average or $970.41 in monthly costs if you live alone.

This Scandinavian city is famous for its history, Vikings, street art and education.

Aalborg is also an industrial city and port.

To discover this beautiful place in the North, you can rent a bicycle or a car.

Tourists often come here to experience the Aalborg carnival which is the biggest in Northern Europe.



As a matter of fact, Aalborg has restaurants to satisfy all the tastes, from sushi and sandwich eaters to the traditional cuisine fans.

If you want to know the prices, a combo meal in McDonald’s in Aalborg costs $11.37.

A cup of cappuccino is $5.10, Pepsi or Coke $3.24 per small bottle.

There’s also various imported beer which is only $4.55 per 12 oz.



Aalborg has loads of small family shops, big chain stores, flea markets, and food stalls.

In case you choose to live cheaper in Aalborg, try buying goods in the markets.

The average prices for regular products like fruits, vegetables, meat, and cheese are not really high.

Apples, bananas, and oranges cost less than $1.50 per pound.

A pound of cheese is $6.78, and a beef round is $3.83.



Aalborg offers different means of transport for your comfort.

Having chosen taxi for a ride from the airport or to the market, be ready to pay $5.54 for the start, $3.66 per mile, and $64.97 in case you want them to wait for you for an hour.

Have you come to Aalborg for a new car?

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 is $37,914.15 here, and Toyota Corolla 1.6l $42,160.53.



Aalborg citizens do not fail to pay the bills.

Monthly utilities like garbage, water, conditioning, electricity etc. are worth $160.65 for an average family.

Those connected to the Internet usually give $33.98 for it.

A minute of the prepaid mobile communication is $0.13.

Sports and leisure


The prices for tennis courts and fitness clubs have slightly decreased in 2019 against the prices as of 2018.

For instance, a monthly fee for 1 adult is $34.12, while an hour of playing tennis on Sunday is $21.23.

Prices for the international releases in the cinema went up according to statistics and are $15.54 per seat.

Clothing and shoes


Local people in Aalborg are not used to wasting much money on dresses, trousers, boots or sneakers.

A pair of men leather business shoes costs $153.04; a pair of Nike or similar running shoes are $113.27.

The chain stores like Zara or H&M offer women’s summer dresses for $48.94.

Rent per month


Average prices for renting accommodation are slightly different in comparison with the previous year.

As an example, a one-room apartment in the city center is a little cheaper now, $702.97, and the same square meters in the suburbs are a few dollars more expensive, $556.36.

Prices for three-bedroom apartments remain at the level of $1,316.16.

Outside the city center, the three-bedroom flat will cost you $984.50.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Aalborg

Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant) $ 15.17
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter) $ 6.07
Water (0.33 Liter) $ 2.12
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter) $ 4.65
Loaf Bread (500g) $ 1.73
Eggs (12) $ 3.59
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket $ 3.34
Monthly Pass $ 57.48
Gasoline $ 5.91
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling) $ 160.65
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local $ 0.13
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) $ 33.98
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult $ 34.12
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour) $ 21.23
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release $ 15.54
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable) $ 101.74
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...) $ 48.94
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range) $ 113.27
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center $ 702.97
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center $ 556.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center $ 1316.16

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Aalborg?

According to the statistics, regarding the chart below, we can admit that people in Aalborg started giving more to restaurants and pay less for transportation.

They prepare equal sums of money to pay for home comforts, be fit and enjoy leisure time.

Clothing and shoes take the least expenses or 3.4% of income.

The largest amounts are set off for the markets.

Expenses for vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese, and beverages equal 32.2 percent.

Of course, we do not forget the rent per month prices.

This object of expenditure is given 20.9% of salaries.

Utilities (Monthly)
Sports & Leisure
Clothing & Shoes
Rent Per Month

Aalborg: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

As well everywhere else in Denmark, the employees in Aalborg receive their salaries according to their job position.

There is no fixed minimum wage for the workers and all the people who are employed, get them money depending on the rank and branch of industry.

Thus, an average monthly salary equals as much as $3,011.47 which is a little bit less than the previous year.

At that, the mortgage interest rate in percentages makes the figure 2.10 annually for 20 years.

The numbers given are for the period starting from January 2019.

Average Salary$ 3011.47
Minimum Wage$
Mortgage Interest Rate2.10%

Cost of Living by City in Denmark

*Click the name of the city for more information.

City Cost of Living Index
Aalborg 82.21
Arhus 81.94
Copenhagen 87.91
Odense 84.09

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