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Aker Brygge in Oslo, Norway

Cost of Living in Norway

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 09, 2024

Summary: The cost of living in Norway is generally high, especially in the larger cities. A nice one bedroom apartment in Norway can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 per month, while a nice two bedroom apartment can cost from $1,500 to $3,000 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Norway can range from $20 to $50 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Norway high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Norway, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Norway is generally high compared to other countries. Housing and transportation costs are especially expensive, while food and other essentials are also costly. Norway is known for having one of the highest standards of living in the world and many imported products are very expensive," said one expat in Norway.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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