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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Copenhagen, they said...

"Before retiring in Copenhagen, expats should be aware of the cost of living, which is higher than in many other countries. They should also research the healthcare system and the availability of medical services. Additionally, expats should familiarize themselves with the local language, Danish, as it is the official language of the country. It is also important to research the visa and residency requirements for expats, as well as the tax system. Finally, expats should consider the climate in Copenhagen, which is generally mild but can be quite cold in the winter months," remarked another expat who made the move to Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Copenhagen is a small city but is a gateway to many parts of Europe, make travel a priority to keep things interesting. At the end of the day, it's still a European country and shares many characteristics with its counterparts, although personally I think for expats it's better than the US or UK if you are English speaking for example, although Denmark speaks excellent English and there is hardly a need to learn the local language (at least for a short term stay) However, of course being from the US, I would not rate it as the best expat destination due to its small population and sometimes lack of activities. That being said, it is a great opportunity for immersion in a new culture and to get to know both the country and the Scandinavian culture better. My advice: Denmark is a place where especially if you are from outside Europe or a place where the cost of living is much lower, will be a big change in terms of lifestyle, there are some sacrifices to be made. If you are willing to sacrifice a little, I view it as a great short-term destination, and if you want to stay a little longer, I wouldn’t blame you- Denmark has many appealing factors," explained one expat living in Copenhagen , Denmark.

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