Immigrate to Copenhagen: Things to know before moving to Copenhagen
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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.
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:
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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