Denmark is 'the most expensive country in the EU'

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Denmark is 'the most expensive country in the EU'
Even if you shop at Netto, you'll still be paying more for food than in most other EU countries. Photo: Thomas Lekfeldt/Ritzau Scanpix

Denmark is the most expensive country in the European Union, with prices 41 percent higher than average, a new report from the EU's statistics agency Eurostat has found.


According to the report, Denmark was in 2019 the most expensive EU country for four out of the six categories surveyed: food and beverages, clothes, restaurants and hotels, and personal transport equipment. 
Food prices in Denmark were almost twice as high as in Romania, the cheapest EU country overall, while restaurants and hotels were three times as expensive as in Bulgaria, the second cheapest EU country overall. 
The next most expensive EU countries after Denmark were Ireland, which was 34% more expensive than average, Finland on 27% more expensive than average, and Sweden on 21% more expensive. 


Norway, Iceland and Switzerland were all more expensive than Denmark, with prices respectively 50%, 54%, and 62% more than the EU average. 
But for clothing, one of the categories where prices in Denmark diverged the most from other EU countries, it was even more expensive than Norway. 


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