Expat Guide to Living in Denmark
Whether you're already living in Denmark or preparing to move to Denmark, our Expat Guide to Living in Denmark offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Denmark. For answers to specific questions, visit our Denmark Forum to talk with expats in Denmark.
Members share their advice for other expats and newcomers to Denmark... from learning the language to living without a car.
An expat in Denmark talks about what it's like to move to Copenhagen. Meeting people and making friends isn't easy in Denmark, because Danish people are reserved and take time to get to know. He enjoys the fact that most Danish people are into fitness and healthy eating.
An expat living in Copenhagen offers an incredible glimpse of what it's to live there. Although Denmark is very homogeneous, Danish people are open to other cultures. The high cost of living and tight job market can make staying in Copenhagen long-term difficult for many expats.
Expect to live in an apartment and not a home unless you have a very large budget for housing expenses. CIS and Rygaards are the only international schools I would recommend in any way. When setting a budget, double or triple it. And, lastly, rent through a rent manager and NOT directly with a home owner.
More Culture Shock Reports for Denmark
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Denmark handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Denmark:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Living in Denmark Reports
What are people's priorities in Denmark - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Denmark:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
More Moving to Denmark Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Denmark? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Denmark? Below are some of the responses from expats in Denmark:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Denmark
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Denmark. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Denmark:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Denmark. If you are already living in Denmark, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Denmark by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working in Denmark Reports
What's it like to find a job in Denmark? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Denmark? Below are some of the reports from expats in Denmark:
Submit a Working Abroad Report