Britain: Where Now? Goodbyeee: . . . but don't cryeee. For those who despair of a future in Britain, we offer the Good Emigrants Guide. Where to go, what to expect, where the chips are worth a detour: Denmark

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If YOU you are happy to donate between 51 and 68 per cent of your income to the tax man, Denmark is the place to go.

British citizens are welcome as long as they speak highly of Tuborg or Carlsberg and refrain from buying the best summerhouses on the sandy west coast of Jutland. Germans need not apply. The Danish crown is stable, inflation is only 1.8 per cent and the Gross Domestic Product is 1.9 per cent and growing. But there is an unemployment rate of 10.9 per cent, meaning that 310,000 Danes, from a population of five million are out of a job.

Stay clear of the financial sector in your hunt for a job. The pharmaceutical industries are a better bet.

A lot of Danes will be delighted to sell their house to you. You can buy a three-bedroom home north of Copenhagen for 1.5m crowns ( pounds 150,000) or you can rent at about 10,000 crowns ( pounds 1,000) a month. A Ford Escort would cost 150,000 crowns.

An average skilled worker earns some 180,000 to 200,000 crowns a year. Most families rely on two incomes. If, after paying your tax and the kindergarten, you plan on an evening out, expect to pay 300 to 400 crowns as a minimum for a meal including wine.

Health care is paid for by the state. At the age of 67 you are entitled to a state pension of some 100,000 crowns a year for a single person.

If you like watching television, beware of the Finnish drama often shown on the Danish equivalent of BBC 1, which consists of slow dialogues and shadows on the walls.

Danes have a good sense of humour. Listening to you saying 'roedgroed med floede' (it is a pudding) will make them laugh - although you may not like the pudding or the joke at all.

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