Experience Copenhagen on a Student Budget

March 6, 2013  //  By:   //  GUIDE, OFF CAMPUS  //  No Comment

It can be tedious, being a student. Staying home from expensive events, glancing with longing eyes at too costly clothes, and rarely going out for dinner because you are on a tight budget. What more is, that Copenhagen is one of the most expensive cities to live in in the world- especially as a student where money often is tight and partying, drinking and socializing is a necessity!

 Most of us have probably been wishing we would have stacked away a little saving in our piggy bank at the end of the month, so here are some suggestions on how to save a little extra and still being able to enjoy life while studying.

 (I)           A great way to experience music and concerts without breaking the bank are the Friday concerts in Tivoli. Starting from 12th of April Tivoli is hosting the Fredagsrock concerts starring several artists such as Nik & Jay, Thomas Helmig, Specktors and Electric Lady Lab. For a very modest amount you will be able to enjoy all of these concerts and moreover to be strolling in the “streets” of Tivoli as often as you please. The trick is to buy your annual entry card via DSB Plus membership, which will allow you to take advantage of the student discount and save you an additional amount.

(II)         Copenhagen has a vast amount of cafés and restaurants, which can be a rather affluent experience. However, Menu card is a concept, with which a membership certifies 30-50% off the original price at several restaurants all over Copenhagen. If Menu Card’s annual fee is too high, websites such as Bownty.dk collects all of the great offers that currently exists in Copenhagen from other platforms such as Sweetdeal, Downtown and Drinkster. 

Additionally, the café Dalle Valle on Fiolstræde offers half-price on every meal order from Saturday- Tuesday.  At certain hours, cocktails will be half price as well. If you should feel like going out for a nice dinner with friends or family the Italian restaurant FAMO on Saxogade has made an arrangement for students every Monday with a five-course meal including wine for only 200 kr.

(III)       If the mood calls for experiencing some of Copenhagens attractions, the website visitcopenhagen.dk, offers a list of free experiences in the heart of Copenhagen. A new and exciting feature is the free and guided tours in Copenhagen during summer. You will also find details on a visit to museums such as The National, Post and Tele or perhaps the botanical garden.

(IV)        Finally, there are great opportunities of saving money on haircuts and dental costs by visiting Frisørskolen and Tandlægeskolen. They are located respectively at Vesterbrogade 28 and Nørre Allé 20. This way, saving money is equal to enhancing students´ education at these schools.

 This way, you can enjoy life, school and Copenhagen while being on a student budget!

About the Author :

Maria Sølvsteen is the former managing editor of CBSLife and continues to write for the site. She is passionate about literature and travelling, her dog and drinking chai-tea with her friends. Maria is in the third year of her degree in BSc. International Business.

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