Exactly how much is 7.775 kroner?
Well, it is about 1.051€ or about $1,555.
But what can a person get for 7.775 kroner in Denmark?
Well, my ticket to the US this month cost 7.800 kroner.
A new dining table in Denmark averages around 7.000 kroner.
We were told we could get about 7.000 kroner if we wanted to sell our 93 Honda Civic.
Our groceries for two months cost somewhere around 7.000 kroner.
A MacBook Air is about 7.800 kroner in Denmark.
Oh, and one more thing that you can get for about 7.775 kroner.... It will cover your application fee to the Immigration Service when you apply for Permanent Residency.
When Mads and I applied for my coming to Denmark in 2007, it cost us NOTHING. Of course he had to put up a bank guarantee saying he could financially support me in case I did not find employment, but as far as the application fee goes, there was not one. And now, less than 4 years later, the fee to apply to live in Denmark has gone from ZERO to SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE KRONER... or $1,555. Talk about inflation.
So here's the dilemma. Good thing we already have a new dining table and we both have MacBooks... so do we just NOT BUY GROCERIES for 2 months to cover the fee to process my application to continue living in the same country as my husband?
And what does that fee cover, exactly? Are they using gold trimmed paper in the Immigration Office? Or does every employee have a Mont Blanc pen? Perhaps they have a Starbucks barista on staff there in the office? Because other than THOSE types of things, I cannot fathom how my application would cost them 7.775 kroner to process.
And they say Americans are all about the profit?