Housing in Copenhagen
It is not easy to find a place to life in Copenhagen, especially, if you are looking for a price below the average cost of a rental, because many will make an offer on the rental. Some companies offer to help you out with a flat. Another typical approach is to ask friends of friends on facebook for help to find a room or apartment. Another thing to consider is that there are more social activities and social networks inside Copenhagen than outside the city.
Rental price level
The price level of a rental 3 rooms apartment of 85 m2 in a normal area costs in average 1475 Euro pr month,
according to expatistan.com.
Both locals and expats search in the central Copenhagen
and close located areas like Østerbro, Nørrebro, Vesterbro, Frederiksberg, Valby and Amager for a flat. A secondary choice is Vanløse, which is quite close to the center. If you are for a more polished and expensive area
, you could look into Hellerup and cities further north of Copenhagen such as Charlottenlund, Gentofte and Rungsted.
If you want to look into lower priced areas
without that much competition, you could check out Herlev, Høje Taastrup, Tårnby, Glostrup, Albertslund, which are small cities outside Copenhagen. These cities will take shorter time to find a place to live, but they are typical not expat housing areas, even though many different ethnics live in the cities (unless Tårnby).
Private rent out of rooms/rentals within the average price level
could be found on findaroommate.dk, boligsurf.dk or on local groups on facebook. There are other sites and apps for renting, buying and selling flats like dba.dk, but the site is in Danish. It can be hard to know which site to trust. In general, it is advisable not to believe an offer, which is extremely cheap, looks like a scam and asks for money through Western Union.
Expatistan.com - comparison of house costs
findaroommate.dk - Find your roommate
boligsurf.dk (Find a flat in Danish)