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Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, is known for the Little Mermaid statue in its harbor and for its bike-friendly culture. According to Forbes magazine, the city's international schools and private medical facilities make it one of the 10 best places to live in Europe.
2008 rank: 7
Currency fluctuation since 2008: 5% decrease
Copenhagen by bike, to take part in the social whirl
Planning your trip to Copenhagen, Denmark