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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Norway, they said...

"It is important for expats to be aware of Norway's cold climate before making the move. Expats should also make sure to familiarise themselves with the official language, Norwegian, as most locals will not be able to communicate in English. Additionally, the cost of living in Norway is higher than in many other countries, so expats should plan their budget accordingly. Expats should also consider the impact of Norway's strict immigration laws, which require all foreign nationals to possess work and residence permits to legally stay in the country. Finally, Norway is a welfare state, meaning that expats should prepare to pay high taxes in exchange for access to social services," said a member in Norway.

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"Very nice place for vacation, fishing and etc. But life for young person like me is a drama. Don't move here, I am going back to the US," remarked another expat who made the move to Alesund, Norway.

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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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