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    Helsinki in the top ten? I'm not surprised.:
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    More expensive than Tokyo - that's impressive. I always thought that no other city could beat Japan's capital with its interesting prizes for apples ($ 20) and things like that.
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    Hmmm...and I thought Innsbruck was expensive...with its €3.80 for 1/2 litre of beer... :
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    "Norway has seen strong economic growth following a recovery in 2004, enjoying high consumer confidence, rampant investment and still-low interest rates."
    Then why is Oslo the most expensive city?

    I think I am missing something.

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    The stronger your countries economy the more expensive your countries goods and services are going to be when compared to a country with a weaker economy. For example goods in Italy are bound to be more expensive than in Pakistan for Italy’s economy is much stronger. Don’t think it can be put into any simpler terms then that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd
    Hmmm...and I thought Innsbruck was expensive...with its €3.80 for 1/2 litre of beer... :
    Thats positively a rebate, €5 is more or less minimum...
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    World's most expensive again

    Oslo has not only been named the most expensive city in the world to live in again, the purchasing power of residents has allegedly fallen.

    The Swiss Bank USB's latest comparison of price levels and purchasing power in 71 world capitals and major cities places Oslo at the top of expensive cities. But the real news is that the purchasing power of Oslo residents is as low as 15th.

    The survey finds four European cities plus Tokyo as the world's priciest. Salaries are highest in Scandinavia, Switzerland and the USA. Oslo, London, Copenhagen, Zurich and Tokyo take the top five spots as the world's most expensive cities.

    Asian workers spend more time on the job than the rest of the world, striving on average nearly 50 days more a year than their counterparts in Western Europe.

    Oslo had the most expensive 'shopping basket' of 122 set products and services, while especially high housing and living expenses in London and New York are noted.

    Swiss cities Zurich and Geneva kept their status as spots of highest purchasing power. In contrast to most other countries, where teachers and bus drivers earn below the average, such public sector jobs are relatively well paid in Switzerland and Scandinavia.

    Norwegian experts were surprised and apparently puzzled by the results.

    "It is strange that Oslo ends as low (in purchasing power) as 15th place - I would have expected to be significantly higher on the list," Professor of Social Economics Steinar Holden at the University of Oslo told newspaper VG.

    He was especially surprised that German cities such as Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin were above Oslo on this list. IN contrast to, for example, Ireland, the living standard in Germany is supposed to have declined over the past 15-20 years.

    "It is very surprising that the residents of these German cities have more purchasing power than those in Oslo," Holden said.


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    Best place in the world to live ... Norway

    Best place in the world to live ... Norway


    NORWAY is a very long, thin country to the left of Scandinavia, which has given the world Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream, paperclips, cheese slicers and pop sensation Aha.

    It’s also the best place to live in the world, according to a survey from the United Nations – the country came first out of 117 countries, while the UK was just 15th.

    Here, we take a look at just what Norway has to offer the traveller.

    NORWAY may be home to the Vikings and the small furry lemming which – despite popular myth – doesn’t really commit mass suicide off cliffs.

    But its greatest claim to fame is its fjords – steep and deep waterways carved out by massive rivers of ancient ice.

    The pretty city of Bergen is the gateway to the fjords and its name means “meadow between the mountains”.

    It was founded in 1070 by King Olav the Peaceful – an unusual name for a Viking. At its centre is a fish market, a modern shopping district and the World Heritage site of Bryggen, a waterfront village of wooden homes dating from 1702. For a panorama of the city you can take the funicular up 1,000ft Mount Fløyen.

    The cheapest way to sightsee is with a Bergen Card, which gives free entry or discounts at attractions including museums on such topics as art, knitting and leprosy.

    Outside the city is the beautiful wooden home of Edvard Grieg at Troldhaugen, which means “hill of the trolls”. It is packed with mementos of the composer, whose family came from Aberdeen.

    At the heart of the fjords is Laerdal, a town that boasts more than 160 traditional wooden buildings. From there you can take a ferry to see the biggest and narrowest fjords.

    The three-hour voyage takes you along Sognefjord, largest in the world at 125 miles long and up to 4,300ft deep. If you’re lucky you see porpoise or seals. The narrowest fjord is stunning Naerøyfjord. Its slopes are thick with trees and brightly coloured huts are dotted in remote meadows. Snow caps the peaks and silver mountain streams thread down the slopes.

    When there is no wind the water is as smooth as glass, perfectly mirroring the scenery above.

    Perched above thundering waterfalls near the harbour of Gudvangen is the historic Stalheim Hotel, with breath-taking views. It was popular with the artist David Hockney, who painted there in 2002.

    Western Norway is dotted with things of interest. The quaint wooden Hotel Walaker sits below a giant cliff by the water at Solvorn. It has been in the same family since 1690.

    Across the fjord at Urnes is one of Norway’s famous stave churches. The columns supporting the 900-year-old building are tree trunks and its walls are decorated with 1,000-year-old carvings.

    By contrast, a marvel of technology is the Laerdal road tunnel, the world’s longest. Its 15 miles include three blue caverns to give drivers something to look forward to.

    The Flam Railway is one of the steepest in the world. During its 12-mile, 50-minute journey the train drops 2,500ft from the mountaintop station of Myrdal to the port of Flam.

    It stops at the Kjosfossen Falls – a 300ft spray-crowned torrent – and the area is also the goats’ cheese capital of Norway.

    One of the country’s top draws is the Jostedal Glacier, a giant river of ice glowing with a neon blue light.

    Guides take groups in among its weird pinnacles and outcrops and a museum tells the story of the glacier first explored by Yorkshireman William Cecil Slingsby in 1874.

    The little town of Voss, in a lovely valley, is wonderful for mountain biking, rafting and kayaking, and the century-old wooden Fleischer Hotel looks like a fairytale palace.

    Sheep’s head is a popular delicacy in Norway and Voss is home to Ivar Løne – King Of The Sheep Heads.

    Preparation involves singeing the head over a fire but Ivar owns the world’s only automatic sheep’s head singeing machine. It is traditional to eat everything inside apart from the pupils of the eyes.

    The more squeamish may prefer fresh fish – or reindeer steak.


    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...icle585830.ece




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    This might all be very true and I agree with the article but Oslo might not be the best place to live in because of a lot of violent and unintegrated immigrants. You can find some articles about the crime rate there already but, as another member from Norway said already, the other major towns in Norway do not have that problem and it seems to be entirely present in Oslol.
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    ...until the oil and the subsequent gold reserves run out, at which point Norway returns to being the poorest country in Europe, where poorer people go for cheaper skiing holidays, and at which point Norwegian nouveau riche pretensions might give way to something of cultural value, other than the Danish antiques which have had to have been imported to make up for bleeding-heart Palestine-loving Norway's tragic lack of past military prowess.

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