Immigrate to Copenhagen: Things to know before moving to Copenhagen

Danish people have often been described as some of the happiest in the world, so it is little wonder expats from all over the world are looking for low-cost ways of moving to Copenhagen from UK, Australia, Canada and anywhere else. Once owing to its title of ‘World’s Most Livable City’, Copenhagen is a pleasant city with a high standard of living, and with our range of international removals services, easy booking and expert advice, you may find yourself living in Copenhagen in no time!

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THE BASICS

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Located on the very eastern point of Denmark, Copenhagen is only a stone’s throw away from Malmo, Sweden, so exploring neighbouring Scandinavian countries will be easy when living there. Before you start exploring your new surrounds, here are some basic facts you should know before relocating to Copenhagen.
Country
Denmark
Timezone
UTC + 1
Currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
Population
2.000.000
Official Language
Danish
Dialling code
+45
Emergency number
112
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

The cost of international removals to Copenhagen

When you’re planning a relocation to Copenhagen or anywhere else, you should first consider the best way to move your personal belongings. Eurosender has a range of world-class, low-cost solutions to suit any sized shipment, as well as easy booking and expert advice when you need it.

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Visas for Denmark

Citizens of neighbouring Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland or Iceland can easily live in Copenhagen or anywhere else in Denmark without the need to apply for a Danish work or student visa.
Those moving from European Union countries, also do not need a visa, however, are required to register with the relevant authorities within 3 months of relocating to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Foreigners who are moving to Copenhagen from Australia, Canada or anywhere else outside the EU/EEA must apply for a residence permit on the basis of working, studying or direct family.

For more information regarding visas for relocating to Copenhagen or any other Danish city, please visit the Danish Immigration website.

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Property in Copenhagen

When expats first move to Copenhagen, most choose to rent an apartment rather than buy. Depending on the area you choose to settle, an apartment for rent in Copenhagen can range between 7.000 – 11.000 DKK per month (€ 950 – €1.500) for a one-bedroom apartment. If you are moving to Copenhagen with children or a family, a 3-bedroom apartment will cost around 14.000 – 18.000 DKK per month (€1.900 – €2.400).

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LIVING IN DENMARK

Cost of living in Copenhagen

Living expenses in Copenhagen are comparatively higher than other places in Denmark, being the capital and the most populous. Average costs of living in Copenhagen include a meal of the day for around €17 and a cup of coffee is approximately €4. A great way to save on living expenses in Copenhagen is to use their world-class public transport system, as parking can be quite expensive. Another way to save money when living in Copenhagen as a student or foreigner is to share an apartment with other people, as rent can be quite steep.

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Jobs in Copenhagen

As a large number of jobs in Copenhagen are with state-owned companies, many of these organisations are more inclined to hire natives, so finding jobs for English-speakers in Copenhagen might be tricky with no grasp of the language. However, Copenhagen is home to many new IT innovations, so jobs for foreigners can be found in international companies in Copenhagen, particularly in the IT and data science industries.


Schools in Copenhagen

Expats moving to Copenhagen with children have a range of international schools to choose from, with British and French curricula. If you would prefer to immerse your child in the local language and culture, the public-school system in Denmark is free, and there are plenty of public schools and Universities in Copenhagen. The school system in Denmark is:

Preschool
Age: 3-5
Compulsory: No
Primary School
Age: 6-12
Compulsory: Yes
Lower Secondary
Age: 13-16
Compulsory: Yes
Upper Secondary
Age: 16-18
Compulsory: No

Healthcare in Copenhagen

All legal residents enjoy equal access to Danish healthcare services provided by the state, but if you are first moving to Copenhagen, you should consider private healthcare to cover you before you receive your insurance card, and to cover any additional extras. There are many English-speaking healthcare professionals in all of the bigger hospitals such as Amager, Glostrub and Hvidovre.


Driving in Copenhagen: Can I drive in Denmark with a foreign license?

Residents of Copenhagen are strongly encouraged to utilise the city’s excellent public transport system and cycling routes. Driving in Copenhagen is not as common as other cities, and the Danish are passionate about reducing carbon emissions. Nevertheless, you will notice electric cars are common and many taxis drive Tesla. If you do choose to drive in Copenhagen, you should obtain an international license beforehand, and switch your license to a local one within the first few months of moving.

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What else to expect when living in Copenhagen as a foreigner

  • High standard of living in Copenhagen, with Denmark being one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Living in Copenhagen, you will enjoy high quality healthcare and free education.
  • Work-life balance is important to Danish people, with a strong emphasis on family.
  • A healthy lifestyle is also important to the Danish, including regular exercise such as cycling.

 

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Moving to Copenhagen from UK

Relocating to Copenhagen from UK doesn’t have to be a hassle with Eurosender’s range of international removals. Whether you are moving with a few boxes, or plan to move a whole household, you can start planning your costs of moving to Copenhagen right now, by simply selecting your route on our booking channel.

Moving to Copenhagen from Australia

Copenhagen might seem like a world away from Australia, but the costs of moving don’t need to break the bank! Eurosender offer the lowest cost solutions for international removals and will match you with the best moving service to Copenhagen for the best price. Whether you’re moving a few boxes, or an entire household, start calculating the cost of moving right now on our booking channel and save on your average moving costs to Copenhagen or anywhere else, with Eurosender.

Moving to Copenhagen from Canada

Many Canadian expats wonder, ‘how to move to Copenhagen?’ Eurosender makes this process simple, with our convenient range of international removals. We have a solution to suit any sized move, and urgency, across a vast network of the best logistics specialists in the industry. You can trust Eurosender to offer the best priced solution for your shipping requirement, and take advantage of expert advice in your language, whenever you need it.


Disclaimer: All information on this page is true and correct as of 11.03.2020 and is subject to change at any time. Eurosender is not responsible for any updates or changes to any information on this page or actions taken by parties as a result of outdated information. Nevertheless, we do our best to keep all information across our website as current as possible.