Expat Guide to Living in Copenhagen
Whether you're already living in Copenhagen or preparing to move to Copenhagen, our Expat Guide to Living in Denmark offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Copenhagen. For answers to specific questions, visit our Denmark Forum to talk with expats in Copenhagen.
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.
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.
More Culture Shock Reports for Copenhagen
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Copenhagen handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Copenhagen:
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More Living in Copenhagen Reports
What are people's priorities in Copenhagen - work? family? socializing? 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 Copenhagen:
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More Moving to Copenhagen Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Copenhagen? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Copenhagen? Below are some of the responses from expats in Copenhagen:
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Reviews of Schools in Copenhagen
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Copenhagen. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Copenhagen:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Copenhagen. If you are already living in Copenhagen, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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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 Copenhagen by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.
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Working in Copenhagen Reports
What's it like to find a job in Copenhagen? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Copenhagen? Below are some of the reports from expats in Copenhagen:
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