Moving to Denmark

 

 

The best of Denmark - this page is your key to moving and living in Denmark. Here is the essential information if you are moving to Denmark with advice on accommodation, schools, banking, jobs and much more. Ask our experts about setting up a business or buying a property. Our sports clubs, business groups and social events will get you involved in the community. Enjoy life, work, play & sport in Denmark. In order to make your expatriation easier, feel free to use our different services below.

Dominating the world’s export industry and recognized as one of the richest countries in the world, Denmark is a beautiful destination for expats to enjoy.

The country of Denmark is squeezed between the Baltic and the North Sea and is the smallest Scandinavian country. Denmark consists of one large peninsula (Jutland) and several islands. The country holds a population of 5, 659, 715 individuals, with expats making up 10% of the population. Denmark is also considered one of the safest countries in the world, boasting a low crime rate. The safe image of Denmark is a reflection of its culture; it is said that Danish mothers can leave their babies outside cafes to nap, and children can walk to school on their own. 

Copenhagen, the capital, is the largest Scandinavian city and a prime tourist location. You can find numerous parks and gardens all over the city. Other major cities are Odense, the birthplace of the fairytale writer Hans Christian Anderson; Århus, known for Arhus Domkirke, the tallest 13th century cathedral located in the heart of the city; and Aalborg, the fourth largest city dubbed as the "Paris of the North".

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy and is officially known as The Kingdom of Denmark. The monarchy is popular; the Danish Royal Family has incredibly impressive approval ratings ranging from 80% to 90%. Margaret II has been the Queen of Denmark since 1972. The Constitution appoints the Danish monarch as the head of state, and the monarch in turn consults the people (represented by the parliamentary leaders) in choosing a Prime Minister.

Denmark is a pioneer in developing commercial wind power, which converts wind energy into electricity using wind turbines. Today, Denmark has the largest wind turbine industry in the world. Wind turbines have also become an important export and have been installed in more than 62 countries by Vestas, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer. A majority of the population uses alternative energy sources like wind power, solar energy, and geothermal heat.

Denmark's flexible labor market, with its stable employment rate of 63% is very appealing to foreigners. Major job industries include the petroleum and gas industry along with the iron, steel, nonferrous metals and chemical industries.

The currency used in Denmark is the Danish Krone, and expats who will be looking for jobs in Denmark will find that the average salary earned is kr 41,189. The Danish model (or flexicurity) is a mix of a flexible labor market and a generous social security system. Consequently, Denmark's hiring and firing rules are flexible for employers, allowing the companies to adapt easily to the current market trends and limit losses. The unemployed are well supported in the labor market, as Denmark invests heavily in retraining.

Foreign nationals are working in Denmark pay taxes through their wages to the Danish state. Although taxes in Denmark are the highest in the world, they are used as a tool to achieve income equalization, and Danes are happy to pay these taxes. These taxes provide an efficient welfare system, education, care for the elderly, pensions and unlimited access to doctors and hospitals. Danes enjoy the lowest income inequality in the world today.

"Healthcare in Denmark is generally excellent as is the dental care. Finding a local GP and dental should the first priority."- Phillip Mills, Expat in Copenhagen, Denmark

With an excellent healthcare system and a high quality of life, it’s easy to see why so many people from all over the world are attracted to what Denmark has to offer. If you are looking for a country that offers a well-developed infrastructure combined with a medieval feel, relocating to Denmark is the perfect decision for you to make.

 

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