14 Reasons Everyone Needs To Move To Denmark Immediately


They may have the world’s highest taxes, but it’s totally worth it.

1. Many of your favorite pastries come from Denmark. Hello delicious danish!

Many of your favorite pastries come from Denmark. Hello delicious danish!

Ex. The traditional Danish kringle.

2. THE LITTLE MERMAID is Danish.

THE LITTLE MERMAID is Danish.

3. They have one of the oldest and most well-liked Monarchies in all of Europe.

They have one of the oldest and most well-liked Monarchies in all of Europe.

A poll published in the Danish newspaper, Politiken, revealed that 77% of Danes are happy with their monarchy and only 16% are in favor of a republic.
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Source: kongehuset.dk

4. They have incredible architecture. Both modern.

They have incredible architecture. Both modern.

The Royal Library

And classical.

And classical.

5. They are known for their functional design sensibilities.

They are known for their functional design sensibilities.

Much like their Swedish neighbors (Ikea, anyone?)

6. Co-housing was invented in Denmark and many Danes still live in co-housing situations.

Co-housing was invented in Denmark and many Danes still live in co-housing situations.

Which means less cooking, cleaning and even childcare. People always say, “it takes a village.” The Danes just actually do it.
Source

7. Their universities are 100% FREE to attend and are absolutely beautiful.

Their universities are 100% FREE to attend and are absolutely beautiful.

Tietgen Student Hall, Copenhagen named “the residence hall of the future.”
Source

Source: takepart.com

Tietgen’s outdoor courtyard.

Tietgen's outdoor courtyard.

Source: takepart.com

Fully-furnished dorms.

Fully-furnished dorms.

Source: takepart.com

Natural light study space.

Natural light study space.

I mean is this college or a FIVE STAR HOTEL?!

Source: takepart.com

8. In Copenhagen, commuters have a biking super highway.

In Copenhagen, commuters have a biking super highway.

50% of Copenhageners commute to work via bike.
Source

Source: nytimes.com

9. The Danes are ranked number one in the world in terms of life-experience.

The Danes are ranked number one in the world in terms of life-experience.

In this year’s HPI, experienced well-being is assessed using a question called the ‘Ladder of Life’ from the Gallup World Poll. This asks respondents to imagine a ladder, where 0 represents the worst possible life and 10 the best possible life, and report the step of the ladder they feel they currently stand on.

10. And have consistently been ranked some of the world’s happiest people. Their secret? Realistic expectations.

And have consistently been ranked some of the world's happiest people. Their secret? Realistic expectations.

Source

Source: nytimes.com

11. They also have the happiest employees in the world.

They also have the happiest employees in the world.

Even WORKING is fun in Denmark.
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12. Which is probably because they have INSANE benefits. The average maternity leave is 52 weeks and is 100% PAID FOR.

Which is probably because they have INSANE benefits. The average maternity leave is 52 weeks and is 100% PAID FOR.

Yes, you heard me right. ONE FULL YEAR OF PAID MATERNITY LEAVE. For comparison, the average maternity leave in the U.S. is just 12 weeks, and is not nationally guaranteed.

13. If you lose your job, the government will continue to pay 90% of your salary for up to 4 YEARS!

If you lose your job, the government will continue to pay 90% of your salary for up to 4 YEARS!

Source

I know, it’s truly MIND BLOWING!

14 Reasons Everyone Needs To Move To Denmark Immediately

Source: buzzfeed

14. Finally, VIKINGS are originally from Denmark*. And you can’t get much cooler than Vikings.

Finally, VIKINGS are originally from Denmark*. And you can't get much cooler than Vikings.

*and the surrounding areas
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Image by Jonathan Hession/History

via 14 Reasons Everyone Needs To Move To Denmark Immediately.

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