Living in Aalborg

Entrepreneurial spirit

With more than 1,000 new startups each year, Aalborg bursts with energy and innovation. Startup communities foster and strengthen our you-can-do-it spirit. The City of Aalborg is also home to a startup café where passionated entrepreneurs meet.

Happiest people in Europe

The people of Aalborg rank among the happiest people in Europe according to a EU Commission study. The Aalborg citizens are also among those who feel the safest in their city in Europe, and they believe that most people in the city can be trusted.

Home, sweet home

In Aalborg you find a vast range of housing options. From the brand new city apartments at the waterfront to townhouses, single-family houses, public housing and student flats. Housing is available in many different residential areas and at all price levels.

Work-life balance

The average working week in Aalborg is 37 hours, which makes a healthy work-life balance possible. Most families include 2 full-time jobs and they often enjoy a high degree of flexibility at work. There are plenty of day care options for children.

Sports and leisure

In Aalborg, football equals AaB, one of the teams playing in the Danish super league. Yet, there are plenty of other sport options available including tennis, basket and fitness. There are also a rich array of associations from cooking to scouting and from hunting to chess.


Aalborg ranks as the most beautiful shopping city in Denmark and offers a multitude of shopping and gastronomic experiences. From department stores and malls to retail chains and specialty shops, there are restaurants and cafés for every taste and plenty of pedestrian areas.

Fine art

Home to Musikkens Hus, named one of the best sound halls in North Europe, and Kunsten which is a living art museum encouraging immersion, wonder and fascination – there are plenty of wonderful experiences in store for you in Aalborg.

Street art

City houses have been decorated to create an exciting urban environment. Platform 4 experiments with technology in combination with music, art, design and game development. Events and movements that aim to pique your curiosity.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Aalborg is considerably lower than in the large capitals of Europe. We believe in value for money, and on average the cost of living is 35% lower in Aalborg than in Copenhagen. Quality of life is, however, not on sale here.

The Waterfront

Aalborg’s waterfront has recently undergone a thorough transformation. It was once Aalborg’s industrial heart, but now you can experience world-class architecture, exciting cuisine and cozy and cosmopolitan atmosphere – only 2 minutes from the city centre.

The Fjordland

Aalborg not only offers an attractive city life but also plenty of recreational activities and places. Take the Fjordland for example – beautiful shores of the Limfjord and only half an hour to the beach or to the largest forrest in Denmark.


Danish is our native language. Yet, most people also speak English and to some degree German. Moreover, most Danes understand Swedish and Norwegian. Lessons in Danish are available at the Language Center Aalborg.