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Rentals in Copenhagen, Denmark

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: If you are looking for a rental in Copenhagen, Denmark, get advice from expats, digital nomads and retirees living there about how to find a place and more. Plus, search below for apartments and homes for rent in Copenhagen.

How do I find a place to live in Copenhagen?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"We needed to rent a furnished apartment or home. That narrowed down our search to only one decently sized townhouse (rakehaus). In hindsight I wished that we had just sucked it up and purchased Ikea furniture to open up our choices. The townhouse was ok but I kicked myself for not listening to my gut instinct that one main bathroom for a family of four just wouldn't work for us. It didn't. And it was a supreme source of frustration because that one bathroom had a shower leak that the owner refused to fix until we moved out and charged us for the repair and cleaning of all the lime buildup. That's common in Denmark -- the owners of rentals will charge you for fixing things they should have fixed while you lived there," said another expat in Copenhagen.

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Copenhagen?

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Copenhagen.

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Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to Copenhagen: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.

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Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats and digital nomads have to say about the pros and cons of living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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