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It is cheaper to live in Central Denmark compared to Copenhagen. Odense, which is the largest city in the Region, is approximately 18% cheaper in consumer prices and house rent compared to Copenhagen. You will find most cultural activities such as concerts, galleries and theater in the larger cities such as Odense, Vejle and Kolding.

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Living Expenses in Southern Denmark

Updated 7.11.2018

Southern Denmark is an interesting area with a lot of internationalized companies and relative high salary. Furthermore, the houses and restaurants are not as expensive as in Copenhagen. You will save up to 18% on your housing and some of the food. The deal is quite good, and you find research companies and interesting stuff in the area. You might spend more money on transport if you frequently travel to Copenhagen, but otherwise you have found a spot with short travel time, lower cost and international companies.

Housing market

The housing market in Southern Denmark Region is a lot more pleasant than in Copenhagen and Århus area. but you need to visit the local area to get a feeling, whether you like it or not, and assess how much you are willing to pay to live for instance in the center of Odense, Vejle or if you want to live close to Siemens in Brande. According to a 3 rooms flat of 85m2 in a normal area costs in average 924 Euro pr. month in Odense.

Restaurants and cafés

You will many cafés in the cities in the Southern Denmark Region where a standard coffee price is around 4 Euro pr Café Latte. You will not meet world class restaurants, but instead dine more local food, which also has a charm. This means it is not that expensive to go out. A dish costs around 13-15 Euro without wine or other beverages.

Transportation costs

The train system is in general a bit pricy all over Denmark and so counts for the public transportation costs in Southern Denmark. You can have benefits of buying a monthly travel card if you commute every day, such as saving a lot of money and not to think of tickets constantly. Furthermore the travel comfort is quite nice and you will typically be able to work a bit on your way to work. The price of a journey between Odense and Aarhus is around 21-22 Euro on a travel card with full discount, while a standard ticket costs 28 Euro. If you are traveling in short distance, you could benefit by buying a bike and bike instead. The cities are not that big and there are many bike lanes in all cities - and biking is also sustainable.