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With a GDP per capita of $ 99,316 in 2012, Norway is the country in the world with the third highest standard of living, which also makes it one of the most expensive countries in the world! (GDP per capita in France in 2012: $ 41,151 - 20th in the world). The lowest salaries here are around € 2,500/month so it is pointless to hope to find a bargain. For Europeans (or other foreigners from the "Rich North"), Norway is therefore one of the few countries in the world where we do not have strong purchasing power… The price of services when you arrive (accommodation, transport, activities, catering, etc.) are expensive any cannot under any circumstances be compared to those in other countries, particularly poor countries.
GDP source: International Monetary Fund (IMF)