Pros and Cons of Living in Oslo

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Pros and Cons of Living in Oslo, Norway. Expats, Retirees and Digital Nomads talk about the pros and cons of living in Oslo

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What do expats in Oslo appreciate most about the local culture?

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"I love the people and their attitude. Most Norwegians are friendly, and I appreciate how they integrate the society," added another person living in Oslo.

"Challenging myself to make this move was exciting. Doing this makes you feel like you can try other things," explained one expat living in Oslo.

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What do expats find most challenging?

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"Learning the language, finding a job, making sure my qualifications are legitimate," said another expat in Oslo.

"Cultural arrogance -- Notion that all things Norwegian are best, without testing the differences. Fear of confrontation and honesty," remarked another in Oslo.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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