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Standard of Living

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Standard of Living

I'm curious about salaries in Denmark vs Canada. If a person made $100,000/yr in Canada what would a person in Copenhagen need to make to share a similar standard of living?

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1. Re: Standard of Living

I don´t know of any regular Canadian posters here. Besides salaries, a lot of parametres must be counted with, including taxes, health care, educational fees, geography details, transport, housing etc.

But it´s not really a travel-related question, it actually belongs to expat forums, where chances are that you´ll get a good answer, especially if you specify a bit more.

Edited: 5:29 pm, June 11, 2018
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It’s a very difficult question with an awful lot of variables. I am sure the standard of living of someone earning $100k in a large Canadian city would be different to someone living in a more rural location for example.

Salaries are generally higher in Denmark to account for the higher cost of living, so somebody earning $100k in Canada would probably command a higher salary in Denmark. I transferred from the UK to DK with my company, exactly the same job but got a 25% pay rise as a result for example.

Consider that the average household income in DK is around CAD$50k, you would still have a relatively good standard of living with an income double that.

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good point - despite being 'tripadvistor' i wasn't thinking only travel related questions...I will continue looking

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GeordieEngineer - thx for sharing - that helps!

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5. Re: Standard of Living

I don’t know how accurate it is but I’ve found the comparison site numbeo.com to be very helpful.

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