A friend has recently forwarded me a job advert for archaeological work in Copenhagen. Apparently there is 4-6 years work on the construction of a new line on their underground system. Having recently done a little fieldwork on secondment and realised it is by far the most enjoyable way I can think of to earn a living, I'm very tempted to apply. I'd love to hear anyone's experiences of Denmark (as a native or ex-pat). I'm specifically interested in pay rates - the advert says in line with ny lon, which from my best efforts at google searching and translating seems to be a government pay band scheme. It seems the wages in Denmark are relatively high - circa Â£25k per annum for a trainee over the age of 25. I may have got this completely wrong. My research has also given me the impression I could rent a flat in Copenhagen for circa Â£700 a month. If this is true, I can see a move being financially viable. I am aware of the 40 - 50 % tax rate and high cost of food, but it still seems I could be affordably living in a great city doing a job I love. On the downside I would be giving up a safe job with a great pension in the UK. I suppose I'd be eligible for a Danish pension, though have no clue how that would work. I also speak no Danish. The job advert was in English and didn't state the need for Danish suggesting that this would not be a problem - certainly the majority of the tasks of the field archaeologist could be carried out with a limited technical vocabulary. However I have also read that Danish is essential for most skilled / professional jobs in Denmark. Any advice gratefully received!