What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Norway?
We asked retirees what they find the most challenging about retiring in Norway. They wrote...
"One of the most challenging aspects of retiring in Norway is the high cost of living. Due to the region's small population and history of high taxation, the cost of everyday goods and services can be noticeably more expensive than in other countries. In addition, the more populous areas of Norway may be harder to access for those who are unable to drive. This can make it difficult to get to amenities or visit friends and family. Furthermore, learning the language of the region can represent a further challenge. Understanding and using Norwegian may be essential for understanding local services and engaging in everyday conversations," commented one expat who made the move to Norway.
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- What should I pack when moving to Norway?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Norway?
- Will I be able to find a job in Norway?
- What is life like in Norway?
- What do expats in Norway appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Norway?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Norway accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Norway like?
- What are healthcare services like in Norway?
- What are medical services in Norway like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Norway?
- What are emergency services like in Norway?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Norway?
- How are local medical facilities in Norway?
- As a foreigner living in Norway, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What are the most challenging aspects of retiring in Norway?If you live in Norway, newcomers to Norway would love to hear your answer to this question.
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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.