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Moving to Stavanger, Norway

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Expatriates are drawn to Stavanger, Norway for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and excellent quality of life. With its picturesque fjords, lush forests, and stunning coastline, Stavanger offers a unique and breathtaking landscape. The city is also home to a thriving cultural scene, with a variety of museums, galleries, and festivals to explore. Additionally, Stavanger is known for its excellent educational opportunities, with a number of universities and colleges located in the city. Finally, Stavanger is renowned for its high standard of living, with a strong economy and low cost of living. All of these factors make Stavanger an attractive destination for expatriates looking for a new home.

What do I need to know before moving to Stavanger?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Stavanger, they said:

"Before moving to Stavanger, expats should be aware that the cost of living is quite high. It is important to research the job market and the availability of housing in the area. Additionally, expats should be aware that the weather in Stavanger can be quite unpredictable, with temperatures ranging from mild to cold. It is also important to note that the majority of the population speaks Norwegian, so it is beneficial to learn some of the language before moving. Finally, expats should be aware that Stavanger is a very safe city, with low crime rates," replied a member in Stavanger.

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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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