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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 08, 2023

Summary: People often describe Tromso, Norway as a beautiful, vibrant city with stunning views of the mountains and fjords. Expats love the city's unique culture, the friendly locals, and the abundance of outdoor activities. The weather in Tromso is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-50s Fahrenheit in the summer and the mid-teens to the mid-30s Fahrenheit in the winter. The average cost of living for an expat is around $2,000 USD per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $1,000 USD per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $1,500 USD per month. The approximate population of Tromso is around 75,000 people.

What do I need to know about living in Tromso?

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

"Before retiring in Tromso, it is important to research the local cost of living, health care facilities and taxes. Tromso is a northern Norwegian city and has cold winter temperatures, so it is necessary to prepare accordingly with appropriate clothing and heating systems. In addition, as Norway is a country with a high cost of living, retirees should ensure that their pension or savings will be sufficient to sustain them in their retirement. As with any location, it is beneficial to familiarise yourself with the local culture and customs, city layout and attractions. Finally, in order to take advantage of all the benefits of living in Tromso, retirees may wish to learn Norwegian," remarked one expat who made the move to Tromso.

"I would tell them that they should have to like a closed off culture of people. When you walk down the street people do NOT smile or say hello. A man will push you out of the way to get through the door first. If you are lazy and don't have a good work ethic, then this place will be perfect for you. There are plenty of expats that love this place, however its not for us," explained one expat living in Tromso, 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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