Pros and Cons of Living in Norway
Last updated on Mar 01, 2023
Summary: The pros of living in Norway include its high quality of life, excellent healthcare system, and stunning natural beauty. Norway is also known for its strong economy, low unemployment rate, and high wages. Additionally, Norway is a safe and peaceful country with a low crime rate. On the other hand, the cost of living in Norway is quite high, and the weather can be quite cold and dark during the winter months. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who do not speak Norwegian.
What are the pros and cons of living in Norway?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Norway responded:
"Expats and digital nomads often appreciate the high quality of life in Norway, with its stunning natural beauty, excellent infrastructure, and strong social safety net. They also enjoy the country's progressive social policies, such as its generous parental leave and gender equality initiatives. On the other hand, the high cost of living and the long, dark winters can be a challenge for some. Additionally, the language barrier can be a challenge for those who don't speak Norwegian," said one expat in Norway.
What do expats in Norway appreciate most about the local culture?
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
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