You have probably heard somewhere that the Danes are the happiest people in the world. And it’s most likely true. Denmark is also famous for its refined design and cyclist culture. We like to think of it as a country with a healthy work-life balance and a perfect place to have a family.
Let’s name a few reasons why we think you should relocate to this amazing and relatively small country:
Yes, the salaries here are higher here then in the rest of the EU countries but it’s not just that. According to the Danish law you also get a minimum 25 days of holidays and in some companies it can be up to 30 days plus national holiday. It’s not unusual that most companies have their catered lunch or canteens and they got you covered. Not to forget the famous Friday bar – something that Danes literally worship. Friday bar is the opportunity to connect with your colleagues and relax after the “long” working week and slide into the weekend.
Family is very important to Danes and therefore balancing work and domestic life is not too complex. A normal working week is from Monday to Friday and office hours are usually between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Women work an average of 35 hours a week compared to 41 hours a week for men but generally it’s 37 hours per week. As the family life of employees is generally respected by Danish employers, it is not uncommon for many Danish workplaces to give you the opportunity to adjust your working hours based on your family’s needs. It is quite usual for Danes to live relatively close to their place of work which means that less time is spent on commuting.
FREE STUDIES AND HEALTHCARE
It’s not a mystery that expats love Denmark because of its free study programmes and free healthcare. Denmark has a state-run health system. Financing, planning and management are the responsibility of the authorities. The services are financed through income tax and there is only one legal state-run health insurance. If you are domiciled in Denmark and you are paying taxes, you will also be insured in Denmark. No separate health insurance fees have to be paid. The public health insurance covers hospitalization and medical consultations and also subsidizes medicines and a range of treatments.
Denmark is one of the most popular international study locations in Europe thanks to its low study costs, high-quality English-taught degree courses and innovative teaching methods. Higher education in Denmark is free for all Bachelor’s and Master’s students coming from the EU/EEA area and for students participating in an exchange programme in Denmark.
“Hygge” concept is familiar to most of the people, but in case you didn’t know, it’s the art of getting comfortable and cozy. Danes really care about their homes and decor so everything needs to be according to hygge rules – pretty, cosy and nice. This includes lots of candles, nice furniture, books and social activities such as hanging out together while watching TV, playing board games or just drinking wine and dining (and sing, they looove to sing, a lot).
LOVE FOR CYCLING
Danes love to cycle in all weather conditions. That keeps them in shape, healthy and looking good and also saves them money on unnecessary transport. So if you’re a lover of a good stretch before work and fancy a fresh air, Denmark is the right place for you!
What are you waiting for?
Contact us and we’ll try to get you on board for your perfect start in this dreamland called Denmark: firstname.lastname@example.org