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Real Estate in Copenhagen, Denmark

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 23, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Copenhagen, Denmark are Vesterbro, Frederiksberg, Østerbro, Nørrebro, and Amager. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Copenhagen is around $1,000,000 USD. The average cost to buy a nice 3 bedroom home in Copenhagen is around $1,500,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as updated kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. They may also include balconies, terraces, and/or gardens. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership for properties in Copenhagen. An expat should search for a home to buy in Copenhagen by researching the different neighborhoods and their amenities, researching the local real estate market, and contacting a local real estate agent.

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:

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Copenhagen is to use online resources such as Airbnb, HomeAway, and other rental websites. Additionally, you can search for rental listings on local classifieds websites such as DBA and BoligPortal.dk. You can also contact local real estate agents who specialize in rental properties in the area. Additionally, you can look for postings on bulletin boards in local cafes, libraries, and other public places. Finally, you can also ask friends and family who live in the area for recommendations," remarked one member in Copenhagen.

"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," explained one expat living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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