Pros and Cons of Living in Copenhagen

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 11, 2022

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Copenhagen

What are the pros and cons of living in Copenhagen?

Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Copenhagen responded:

"Denmark is the kingdom of fairy tales, cradle to grave welfare.The local people are very happy, they don't need to struggle for money, they make money for fun.The scenery is amazing, the life is convenient and the cost is not high.It's a great place to visit, but also a great place to live," added another expat in Copenhagen.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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