Living in Denmark
Located in the southernmost part of Scandinavia, Denmark is the gateway between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Denmark is a coastal country with long white beaches. The landscape is mostly flat with rolling hills, green fields and woods. Because of the flat landscape, the bicycle is the preferred means of urban transport.
Denmark is a very safe and secure country with a low crime rate. The Danes are a peaceful people, and the tone between Danes is relaxed and informal, and often ironic. For Danes, ‘hygge’ – the concept of cosiness – is an essential part of life. Maybe that is why Danes have been named the happiest people in the world on numerous occasions.
Most Danes have a good command of English, so you will find it easy to communicate in Denmark even if you do not speak Danish.
The standard of living is high and the economy performs above the European average. Accommodation, food, transport and leisure costs are therefore relatively high in Denmark in comparison with many other countries. However, salaries are also correspondingly high, and many services such as medical treatment are paid for via taxes and the Danish welfare system – in other words, no user fees are charged.