Gross rental yields in Denmark: Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg

The average gross rental yield in Denmark stands at 4.16% (Q4, 2023). Previously in Q2 of 2023, it stood at 4.28%.

  • Copenhagen
  • Aarhus
  • Aalborg
  Last Updated: Dec. 6, 2023
COPENHAGEN - Apartments COST (€) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Copenhagen S  
Studio €234,308 €1,194 6.12%
1-Bedroom €354,747 €1,677 5.67%
2-Bedroom €583,422 €1,929 3.97%
3-Bedroom €864,403 €2,213 3.07%
4+Bedroom €1,099,113 €2,505 2.73%
Copenhagen V  
1-Bedroom €535,809 €1,643 3.68%
2-Bedroom €884,521 €2,682 3.64%
3-Bedroom €924,757 €3,373 4.38%
Copenhagen avg. rental yields 4.16%
AARHUS - Apartments COST (€) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Aarhus (all locations)  
Studio €160,273 €736 5.51%
1-Bedroom €294,393 €1,059 4.32%
2-Bedroom €435,219 €1,274 3.51%
3-Bedroom €616,952 €1,550 3.01%
4+Bedroom €834,897 €1,998 2.87%
Aarhus avg. rental yields 3.85%
AALBORG - Apartments COST (€) YIELD (p.a.)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
Aalborg (all locations)  
1-Bedroom €172,344 €766 5.33%
2-Bedroom €247,451 €1,005 4.87%
3-Bedroom €267,569 €1,274 5.71%
Aalborg avg. rental yields 5.31%
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you´ll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
Source: Global Property Guide and dba.dk

Research Methodology: To conduct this research, we searched for studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments in the largest cities of Denmark. We used the local real estate listing website for both buying and renting prices to determine the average gross rental yields (Monthly Rent x 12 / Purchase Price).

For instance, if the monthly rent is €500 and the purchase price is €100,000, the calculation would be: €500 (Monthly Rent) x 12 / €100,000 (Purchase Price) = 6% (Gross Rental Yield).