When I first got to Copenhagen, on Christmas Eve, I was surprised to find the city really quiet. There were some people in cafés, sipping 45 kroner coffees, which is roughly nine Canadian dollars. To get an approximation, you multiply by two, and divide by ten. Indeed, at first I thought that everyone stayed in due to the high prices that come with abundant social programs, but after Christmas had passed and people came back from their homes, Scandinavia or the Jutland*, Copenhagen was crawling with people once again.