Do you know that apart from free education, students in Denmark get paid approximately $900 for schooling?
Denmark is the smallest as well as the most southerly and most low-lying of the three Scandinavian countries and consists of the peninsula of Jutland and an archipelago of more than 400 islands of which 72 are inhabited. Denmark borders Germany to the south, is connected to Sweden by a road and rail bridge and has a tidal coastline of 7 314 km.
In Denmark, not only is college free but also students are actually paid $900 USD per month to go to school, provided they live on their own. And this funding lasts up to six years.
By contrast, the average US student pays over $31,000 a year in tuition to attend a private university, out-of-state residents at public universities pay $22,000 a year in tuition, and tuition costs for in-state residents at those same universities is still over $9000
Denmark has a tremendous social safety net for unemployed workers. Any Denmark’s unemployed worker who worked at least 52 weeks over a three-year period can qualify to have 90% of their original salary paid for, for up to 2 years. The Danish government also has plentiful training programs for out-of-work Danes. As a result, 73% of Danes between 15 and 64 have a paying job, compared to 67% of Americans.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the US spends twice as much per capita on healthcare than in Denmark, where taxpayer-funded universal healthcare is available for all citizens. 2009 OECD data shows that the U.S. spent an average of $7290 per person on healthcare. Denmark spent just $3,512. Danish healthcare costs are about $3,000 less per capita than in the US.