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General

Copenhagen, as a capital of Denmark, is the most populous city in this country. Copenhagen is a place with long and fascinating history: from a Viking fishing village to a capital of the happiest country in the world. This city is situated at the crossroads of cultures and links Europe with Scandinavia. Copenhagen can be considered as a fairy tale because the architecture here is nice, impressive and breathtaking. Furthermore, this city is usually among the best places to live in. There is one interesting fact that Copenhagen was named the best city in the world for cyclists in 2015. So now near 55% of Copenhageners use bicycles for getting to work.

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best city in the world for cyclists

1.3M

inhabitants


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,230
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 878
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 2,316
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,626
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 178
  • Internet € 32
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.2
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 53
  • Taxi 1km ride € 2
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 42                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 17
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 81
  • Beer € 5
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 4.6
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.9
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 32
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 13

Healthcare

Denmark is a country where the public is satisfied with healthcare services and high-level medical care. Copenhagen is not an exemption and healthcare system is excellent there. In this city you are free to choose a general practitioner you want. Furthermore, here you can find a list of hospitals which you can also choose to be admitted to.

Denmark is a country with Very High Proficiency in English, so it is easy to find a doctor who speaks English well.

General medications in Denmark you can find in pharmacies or supermarkets. Medications with prescription are usually expensive and you can buy them only at a pharmacy. Furthermore, there are 24-hour and on-call pharmacies in Denmark.

If you live in Denmark you have to be insured. Almost 84% of healthcare expenditure is funded by the government. However, you can choose private healthcare insurance too for covering those copayments that are not fully covered by public insurance.

More about health care system


Education

Denmark is on the 3d place among the best Higher Education Systems in the World according to U21 Ranking. The Danish higher education is offered by 5 types of institutions: Business academies, University Colleges, Maritime Education and Training Institutions, General and specialized research universities and University level institutions. Furthermore, there are 4 qualifications levels in Denmark: Academy Profession level, Bachelor’s level, Master’s level, PhD level. There is one interesting fact that institutions are free here and almost everybody can get monthly financial aid (State Educational Support). Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Copenhagen.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Copenhagen, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and summers, grey and humid weather. The average temperature in summer is 21°C (70 °F) and in winter 2°C (35 °F). The precipitation is moderate with higher rainfall from July to September.

 21°C

average summer temperature

C

average winter temperature


Safety

Copenhagen, as a fairly safe city, has a safety level of 77% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. This city is also has a low crime rate, so it is very safe for residents and tourists.

77/100

Numbeo

Safety Index


Economy

Copenhagen, as a financial center of Denmark, is known for a service-oriented economy that is also based on commerce. The gross wages in Copenhagen are among the highest in the world. However, taxes here are also very high. Furthermore, there are a lot of businesses, international companies and banks in Copenhagen, because the infrastructure in this city is favorable for the startups (IT, biotechnology, smart city solutions etc.). Despite the fact that Copenhagen is one of the most expensive cities in the EU, it still can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

5190

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Copenhagen. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations

Facebook

  • General

    Copenhagen, as a capital of Denmark, is the most populous city in this country. Copenhagen is a place with long and fascinating history: from a Viking fishing village to a capital of the happiest country in the world. This city is situated at the crossroads of cultures and links Europe with Scandinavia. Copenhagen can be considered as a fairy tale because the architecture here is nice, impressive and breathtaking. Furthermore, this city is usually among the best places to live in. There is one interesting fact that Copenhagen was named the best city in the world for cyclists in 2015. So now near 55% of Copenhageners use bicycles for getting to work.

    Created with Sketch.

    best city in the world for cyclists

    1.3M

    inhabitants

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 1,230
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 878
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 2,316
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,626
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 178
    • Internet € 32
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3.2
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 53
    • Taxi 1km ride € 2
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.4
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 42                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 17
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 81
    • Beer € 5
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 4.6
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.9
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 32
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 13
  • Healthcare

    Denmark is a country where the public is satisfied with healthcare services and high-level medical care. Copenhagen is not an exemption and healthcare system is excellent there. In this city you are free to choose a general practitioner you want. Furthermore, here you can find a list of hospitals which you can also choose to be admitted to.

    Denmark is a country with Very High Proficiency in English, so it is easy to find a doctor who speaks English well.

    General medications in Denmark you can find in pharmacies or supermarkets. Medications with prescription are usually expensive and you can buy them only at a pharmacy. Furthermore, there are 24-hour and on-call pharmacies in Denmark.

    If you live in Denmark you have to be insured. Almost 84% of healthcare expenditure is funded by the government. However, you can choose private healthcare insurance too for covering those copayments that are not fully covered by public insurance.

    More about health care system

  • Education

    Denmark is on the 3d place among the best Higher Education Systems in the World according to U21 Ranking. The Danish higher education is offered by 5 types of institutions: Business academies, University Colleges, Maritime Education and Training Institutions, General and specialized research universities and University level institutions. Furthermore, there are 4 qualifications levels in Denmark: Academy Profession level, Bachelor’s level, Master’s level, PhD level. There is one interesting fact that institutions are free here and almost everybody can get monthly financial aid (State Educational Support). Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Copenhagen.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Copenhagen, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cool winters and summers, grey and humid weather. The average temperature in summer is 21°C (70 °F) and in winter 2°C (35 °F). The precipitation is moderate with higher rainfall from July to September.

     21°C

    average summer temperature

    C

    average winter temperature

  • Safety

    Copenhagen, as a fairly safe city, has a safety level of 77% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. This city is also has a low crime rate, so it is very safe for residents and tourists.

    77/100

    Numbeo

    Safety Index

  • Economy

    Copenhagen, as a financial center of Denmark, is known for a service-oriented economy that is also based on commerce. The gross wages in Copenhagen are among the highest in the world. However, taxes here are also very high. Furthermore, there are a lot of businesses, international companies and banks in Copenhagen, because the infrastructure in this city is favorable for the startups (IT, biotechnology, smart city solutions etc.). Despite the fact that Copenhagen is one of the most expensive cities in the EU, it still can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

    5190

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Copenhagen. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations

    Facebook

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