Europe’s best country for Brit expats has and ‘better wages and quality of life’

Here in the UK lots of people are looking to make a change and possibly move to another country. New Zealand and Australia are always a popular choice especially for those who work in desired professions or who want a more outdoorsy lifestyle.

Spain is a common destination for both families and retirees who want to leave Britain behind thanks to its lower cost of living and cheaper property. Plus, the sunshine and holiday vibes of course.

However, one financial expert has suggested that there's one country which gets overlooked, but can be ideal for those wanting a better quality of life including higher wages.

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Mario Laghos , financial expert at deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial organisations, commented: "More of us than ever are living and working abroad. Expats will want to be sure that their new host country is a good fit, not least in terms of its education systems, healthcare provisions, and career opportunities.

"This comes along with the logistics of the moving process, including the transfer of assets and compliance with new tax regimes. Our list of the top countries for expats to live in is a great starting point for those thinking about going abroad to live and work."

At the very top of the list was Denmark, a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. The country is known for often being ranked the happiest nation on Earth and when it doesn't win it's almost always in the top three (it currently sits at number two just behind its close neighbour Finland).

Denmark is a gorgeous nation filled with royal palaces, colourful harbours, cobbled streets and half-timbered homes. It's also well known for its Tivoli amusement park and the iconic "Little Mermaid" statue to be found in Copenhagen. But, Mario claims this isn't why it's his number one recommendation for Brits wanting to move abroad.

He explained: "Denmark is ranked the best country in the world for expats, according to the Working Abroad Index, a recent survey of expats from 50 cities across the world. The expat community in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, say they have a better work-life balance than anywhere else in the world. More than 80% of respondents reported being happy with their working hours, compared to an average of six in ten globally.

"However, despite an overwhelming 98% of respondents reported being happy with the economy, the country is rated below average for career prospects, where the language is said to be a barrier. The Danish do see lower crime rates, higher standards of living, and stronger public services than most other European countries. The country regularly ranks highly for quality of living."

So, if you're willing to pay a little extra you may access a safer, happier and more enjoyable life for you and your family. The average salary in Denmark is DKK 45,481 per month before taxes – that's around £5,218 which is much higher than the average UK salary of £2,728 a month according to Forbes.

In April 2022, the average price of a home in Denmark was 2,656,115 DKK. That’s £304,774 which is higher than the UK average of £290,000. Anyone wanting to make the move can find out more about emigration and residency on the website.

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