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Miscellaneous hints for saving costs in Denmark

  • Become familiar with the 10-20 kroner stores (e.g. Flodhesten, Kræmmerhuset, etc.)  Also, Tiger and Søstrene Grene. If you need an item or inexpensive gift, you’ll know where to go.
  • Avoid paying duty on items purchased online - have it sent back home to family or friends.
  • When mailing items from Denmark, sometimes the postage is more expensive than the actual item!  Consider light-weight gift ideas for shipping.  Or, consider asking visitors from home to take the item back and mail it in-country. Or order your gifts online and have them sent directly.
  • Make sure your mailing envelopes are Danish regulation size, so you don’t pay extra postage.
  • Be ready with a list of suggested items when friends planning to visit you ask if there is anything they can bring you from home.
  • Haircuts – check out the Nørrebro area for inexpensive barbers.  Pick a barber who speaks English. Check out the hair styling schools.
  • Check out Cidesco Kosmetologskolen [www.cidesco.dk] for low cost spa treatments.
  • Dental work – Denmark subsidizes some of the cost and you will pay the remaining fee.  Check out the school of dentistry for lower-cost dentistry.
    Need legal advice but not necessarily a lawyer? Check out Kritisk Retshjælp 3322 3344.

Find more hints for life in Denmark and learn how to reduce the costs of life in Denmark.

The hints collected here and many more are covered in the "Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark".
Benefit of the collective knowledge. You don't need to re-invent the wheel and go through our mistakes as well.

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