My Copenhagen Challenge!


Copenhagen is the down-to-earth, vibrant capital city of Denmark. With beautiful canals, grand buildings and palaces scattered throughout – and a smattering of bicycles – it’s a great place to spend a long weekend.

 But the city’s also known for being quite costly and what may begin as a small break, may end up costing you a small fortune! It came as no surprise that everyone I spoke to who’d been to Copenhagen, mentioned just how expensive it was.   Let me put things into perspective. This wasn’t just a handful of people saying it’s expensive for the sake of it – an Economist report backs up their claims. In 2017, its Worldwide Cost of Living report compared prices across 160 products and services in cities around the world. It then ranked them in order of the most expensive. Copenhagen made that list. In fact, it ranked 8th! Iceland ranked 14th and London 30th – just to give you an idea.

My Copenhagen challenge

So, I decided to set myself a little Copenhagen challenge. Could I spend no more than £200 in 3 days?   “Yes, of course!” I hear you say. But I’m not just talking about money for food or to spend. I’m also including flights, accommodation, travel to and from airports (at both ends), travel around Copenhagen, sightseeing AND (possibly) even a trip to Sweden!   Yeah, I thought that would make you think …   So… challenge set!   It’s not going to be easy, but I’ll give it my best shot. 

Check back soon to find out how I got on.

Can I stick to my budget in one of the most expensive cities in the world?  

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments below.    

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