Western Europe

Copenhagen

The stylish Nordic capital, known for its trendy shops, bike-filled streets and cool locals, is a compact, pedestrian and cyclist-friendly city on the Eastern shore of the Danish island of Zealand. Originally a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen today is the capital and economic center of Denmark, and an important regional hub for finance, life science and shipping industries. Most people associate Copenhagen with its famously colorful Nyhavn harbor, but it’s only one part of an aesthetically beautiful city that has no less than 15 Michelin-starred restaurants.

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Earning level
5
Purchasing power
30
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Facts about Copenhagen

Price Level Index
Copenhagen
106.1
New York
100.0
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77
Earnings Level Index
Copenhagen
101.3
New York
100.0
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5
7
77
Working Time
Copenhagen
0/ 16.9m
New York
0/ 15.2m
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Purchasing Power Index
Copenhagen
95.5
New York
100.0
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Did you know…
Originally a fishing village called "Havn" (harbor), the city became known in the late 12th century as Køpmannæhafn, or “merchant’s harbor,” which was eventually shortened to København, or Copenhagen.