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Denmark > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In Denmark

Wednesday June 24, 2020 (09:15:53)

When moving abroad, many expats choose to keep their existing bank account from back home open. This can be helpful for paying recurring bills, transferring money, and an array of other personal reasons. But if you’re looking to use your card abroad, transaction and withdrawal fees can soon add up. Therefore, you may want to consider opening a local bank account in your new home.   more ...

Denmark > Living


How To Learn The Language In Denmark

Tuesday June 23, 2020 (11:37:16)

Like most Scandinavian countries, Denmark has a high standard of English and you should have few difficulties in communicating if you are living and working in the country. However, we will look at some of your options below if you are interested in learning Danish.   more ...

Denmark > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Denmark

Monday May 04, 2020 (11:13:50)

Known for its bicycle culture, its butter cookies and its invention of lego, back in 1932, Denmark is a popular destination with both tourists and expats. If you’re looking to buy or rent property there, then read on to learn more about your options.   more ...

Denmark > Working


How To Find A Job In Denmark

Thursday January 09, 2020 (18:21:15)

Denmark is one of the safest and most comfortable places in the world to live and work. It regularly appears in the top five of the Global Happiness index, and has excellent public services. The good news for expats is that it is one of the few countries in the EU that is still looking to employ foreign workers, and the system is set up to help you. Residents of Nordic, EU and EEA countries do not need to apply for a work permit. For citizens of all other countries, a work permit is required, even for voluntary work.   more ...

Denmark > Health


How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Denmark?

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:58:13)

The cost of healthcare in Denmark will depend on a number of factors, namely whether you as an expat:

• are signed up with the national insurance scheme
• have private health insurance
• have a combination of national and top-up private insurance to cover procedures (such as dental and optical care) which do not fall under the national scheme
• do not have insurance at all and are intending to pay out-of-pocket for any treatment that you receive.

We will look at each of these options in turn, and undertake some comparisons.

State health insurance costs in Denmark

If you are an expat who is working in Denmark, then you will be paying contributions into the national health insurance system via deductions from your salary. Both you and your employer must pay national insurance; the scheme is mandatory. The amount that will be deducted from your taxes will depend on your income and depends also on the territory that you are resident in. On average, employer contributions are around €2,000 per full-time employee, and your own contribution will usually be about 8% of your gross salary.   more ...

Denmark > Health


How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Denmark

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:47:59)

With some beautiful scenery and great food, Denmark is not a difficult place in which to keep fit and well. Sports are important to the Danes, and they are commonly supposed to be some of the happiest people on the planet – perhaps due to their lifestyle.   more ...

Denmark > Health


How To Look After Your Mental Health In Denmark

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:39:07)

Mental health issues are challenging wherever you are, and Denmark is no exception: 1 in 12 Danes (around 13% of the Danish population) are estimated by the health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen to be suffering from depression. Danes also report high stress levels.   more ...

Denmark > Health


How To Register With The Health System In Denmark

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:27:42)

Denmark has a two-tier healthcare insurance system, comprised of both public and private health cover. State medical care in Denmark is free at the point of delivery, and of a high quality.   more ...

Denmark > Health


Maternity Care In Denmark: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:17:36)

Giving birth as an expat in Denmark is likely to be a positive experience. Maternity care within the public sector is of a high standard, and private healthcare is also excellent.   more ...

Denmark > Health


Prescriptions In Denmark: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Monday November 04, 2019 (11:00:32)

Prescriptions In Denmark are not covered under public health insurance, so you will have to pay for your prescriptions if you are over the age of 18. However, the national scheme does reimburse partial costs of some medications, according to a sliding scale. You should have little difficulty in being able to access your medication.   more ...

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