- Tell me about … Living / Working in Copenhagen?
The beer isn’t that expensive. There are some great proper beer micro breweries. Aero’s dark ale is probably the best bitter I have ever tasted including 10 years living in Sheffield. It’s not just Carlsberg at all.
Mountain biking can be good in a twisty singletrack way.
if you have not been I would go pronto to check out the place.
I would consider living there and I’m currently writing this at home near Grenoble.
The cycle lanes are great, the city has a great feel, everything just works. Bit of a no-brainer really. You will be disappointed by the Little Mermaid though.Posted 4 years agoflokiMember
Yes, been over a lot of times for a week or so. So know something about the place.Posted 4 years ago
But this time its taking family and heading over for 3 to 5 years. So major decision – which will obviously not be based on quality of the beer or the topless totty in the parks.
(Hmm .. I think I need to get my priorities straightened out)DrJMember
Been here 4 years and love it – just a very easy place to live – load of bars, restos, cafes, places to pass the evenings away, great beer as onewheelgood says (new Mikkellers is not as cosy as the old one). Contrary to what I keep reading I find Danes friendly and entertaining. Everything is horrendously expensive, but that makes the rest of the world seem cheap when you travel 🙂 Obviously being surrounded by beautiful girls on bikes and wearing very little adds to the quality of life.
(Mail in profile if you need more concrete info)Posted 4 years agoneilcoMember
Been here six years now, married to a Dane, got a kid, work in CPH and live 25k south. I like it and it’s a great place to live, but there are some buts… Will you be on local tax or the researcher scheme? Living costs arent that much higher than the UK, apart from cars which are mental. Are you married and do you have kids? If married, will your wife work? How social are you? Once you ‘crack’ the Danes, they are great. Will the job provide accommodation?
I have seen a lot of expats come and go, having employed many of them. For some it is fantastic, for others it’s not great. PM if you want some more info.
As for biking, there is a big scene based mainly around single track. I’m in Spain right now, but otherwise would be getting ready for the annual Merida marathon, a 103 km ride north of CPH with about 3000 entrants. This is the big race but there’s other similar rides most weekends. Road biking and running are also massive here.
Let me know if you have more questions…Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
My daughter lived there for a year, loved it.
It is expensive, I am used to London prices and Copenhagen is more expensive especially food and alcohol.
Bikes everywhere, I have to say I found the cyclists very aggressive towards each other and pedestrians.
Danish girls and the fact that they sunbathe topless in the city parks in their lunch hour
The girls in Munich sunbath naked. Notwithstanding this Danish girlis are great and they all speak excellent English.Posted 4 years agoneilcoMember
@jambalaya… Used to London (and Aberdeen) prices too, but don’t consider CPH that much more expensive. Food and alcohol maybe, but not housing. Salaries tend to be higher too, which obviously only works when employed here rather than visiting.
There is a strong sense of passive aggressive behaviour which permeates many aspects of life and stems from the ridiculously misinterpreted Jantelov law, whereby no one is better than anyone else. Great theory, but really, if I am faster than you then get out of my way 🙂 Or, if you are my waiter, then do serve me now…
As for cars… Singapore wins. A new Golf here is just £40-50k… Running costs the same as the UK.Posted 4 years ago
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