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.
The hints collected here and many more are covered in the "Worktrotter's Guide to Denmark".
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