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Copenhagen is the best city in Scandinavia for expats

Copenhagen outperforms all other Scandinavian capital cities according to the Mercer Quality of Living 2017 city rankings. "We have the right parameters in place to attract and retain global talent to our capital," says Linda Duncan Wendelboe, head of DI Global Talent.
Copenhagen is the ninth best city in the world for expats. But competition is tough - Germany has three cities in top ten of the Mercer Quality of Living 2017 city rankings.

Publiceret: 16.03.2017
Af Karen Witt Olsen mail

Cities in Western Europe continue to offer some of the world’s highest quality of living, and Copenhagen is no exception.
 
The Danish capital once again ranks number nine in the global study of living conditions for expats, Quality of Living by Mercer, evaluating 450 cities worldwide, and remain a highly attractive destination for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment.

“Copenhagen has a lot to offer its international citizens. The recent Mercer ranking adds to the prestigious title as the world’s most liveable city awarded by Monocle Magazine in 2013 and 2014, says Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity in a press release.

See also: Copenhagen get spouses into work

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Head of DI Global Talent, Linda Duncan Wendelboe notes, that the high ranking confirms Copenhagen’s solid platform, but also states that there is unexploited potential for Denmark as a whole.

"Denmark offers an attractive and world-class business landscape along with a unique open work culture, but we need to get better at translating this into actually attracting the international talent our companies need," she says.

Denmark is up against tough competition from other countries and cities.

Germany, for example, has a strong presence in the Mercer rankings, and this is not by coincidence. 

"Germany works dedicated to attract international talents. We need to do more to create awareness about Denmark’s qualities as career destination, and leveraging Copenhagen’s top rankings is a good starting point," says Linda Duncan Wendelboe.

See also: Denmark is the world's best talent developer


FACTS
The top 10 cities in Mercer’s Quality of Living 2017 survey:


1.       Vienna
2.       Zurich
3.       Auckland
4.       Munich
5.       Vancouver
6.       Dusseldorf
7.       Frankfurt
8.       Geneva
9.       Copenhagen
10.     Basel

Denmark offers an attractive and world-class business landscape along with a unique open work culture.
HEAD OF DI GLOBAL TALENT, LINDA DUNCAN WENDELBO
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PUBLISHED: 3/16/2017 LAST MODIFIED: 3/21/2017