Popular areas for renting a house in Denmark
When it comes to renting a house or apartment in Denmark, some areas are more attractive than others. So here we will list three of the most popular places to rent apartments and houses.
Unsurprisingly, the Danish capital is Denmark's most popular area for renting a house. This also means that the competition for the best pieces of property is higher than elsewhere in the country. Copenhagen offers everything you can ask for regarding culture, gastronomy, shopping and transportation.
In addition, the Copenhagen area also has many friendly neighbourhoods where you can rent a house or an apartment. In our article Buy an apartment in Copenhagen, you can see an overview of some of the most attractive parts of the city, such as Nørrebro and Vesterbro.
Are you moving to Denmark with the kids? Then it could be a good idea to rent a house near one of the international schools in Copenhagen. Please read our article about the best international schools in Denmark here.
The average rental prices in Copenhagen can vary depending on the size, location, and type of property you are looking for. However, the price level is generally high, ranging from 15 000 to 20 000+ DKK per month for a house or terraced house.
Aarhus is a bustling little city on the east coast of Jutland (the mainland peninsula connected to the continent). As Denmark's second biggest city, Aarhus has plenty to offer in terms of culture, entertainment, outdoor activities and food. In addition, thanks to its proximity to the coast, Aarhus has plenty of beaches you can visit during the summer.
Aarhus is also home to the International Community Denmark. This organisation helps expats and their accompanying families settle in Aarhus. The ICD arranges everything from networking events to seminars. Furthermore, one of Denmark's best international schools is located in Aarhus. You can read more about International Community Denmark in our article Expat in Denmark.
The availability of rental houses in Aarhus can vary. Still, the competition is lower than in Copenhagen. Thus, the price for rental properties is also usually lower. On average, a terraced house in Aarhus or one of its suburbs costs between 10 000 to 15 000 DKK per month. However, the cost can vary depending on the size of the house, the location and other factors.
Odense, on the island of Funen (Fyn), is famous for being the birthplace of H.C Andersen. Here, you can combine cosy small-town life with outdoor activities in the island's beautiful surroundings. But don't be fooled by the city's cuteness. With close to 200 000 inhabitants, Odense can offer every thinkable amenity – from hip bars and restaurants to social events for international residents. Suppose you are moving to Odense accompanied by your family. In that case, it may be nice to know that there is an excellent international school for children aged 5 to 16.
When it comes to renting a house in Odense, you have many options to choose from. In addition, you will also get more for your money here compared to Copenhagen and Aarhus. The availability of rental properties in Odense is generally quite good, with a mix of detached single-family houses and terraced houses. The lower competition is also reflected in the average rental price, which ranges from 9 000 DKK to around 14 000 DKK.
Please note that the prices here are just rough estimations. Check the Danish real estate websites for current prices and availability.