That's one way to say you are greedy yourself, and expect everyone else to be like you.
Money is a tool, not a goal. And I am confident he isn't about to be broke. He is not into bling bling and stuff like that, so likely saves money a hell of a lot better than average joe.
He can afford be picky, I don't doubt that a second.
He might simply miss his family, whom he probably hasn't seen as much as he did when working in a danish office. Kid(s?) about ripe to start or already started school. A time where he gets a ton of input from the outside, and needs his father more than in kindergarten.