Monthly living cost in Norway.

One thing is known about this beautiful country – it’s rough with its prices. Especially when you’re living as a student, on a really tight budget, counting every little coin twice. But how much exactly it’s for one month of living here?

I always wanted to do this little experiment, but never actually made myself do it. I started collecting receipts from every shop, even from pubs and second hands shops, for one month. It’s a really good way to be more aware of how much you actually spend on what (it’s quite handy to see how much you have spent on alcohol).

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The whole month costed around 6 070 NOK, containing food, rent and everything else. The only thing that could change this number a little bit, is a fact that I got a package from my family with some food. So without the package it could be around 6 500 NOK (but I’m going to count the real number). Rent in a student house costs 3 770 NOK and this includes all the bills that you usually pay when you have a normal accommodation. So the rent takes around 62% of whole cost of living which is quite drastic in my opinion. But to find something under 3 000 NOK is quite a search to do, so if you’re planning to move to Norway, consider this fact. Twice.

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food            19,7%

alcohol       5,9%

other          12,12%       (cosmetics etc.)

rent            62,10%       (student acc.)

whole

 

1200 NOK (per person up to 2000 NOK)

360   NOK (individual)

736   NOK (depends on what you use)

3770 NOK (rarely cheaper)

6070 NOK

 

This is a little summary, which is quite shocking for me, because it shows that I almost have spent more on other stuff than on food. And I definitely have spent too much on beers (TMI here, sorry). I hope it helped a tiny for those who wants to live in Norway but are terrified of costs. It’s not that bad if you work here, so consider having a good offer of a job, before coming here.

Have a nice week everyone!

Author: againorway

student, Norway-lover, artist, dreamer, book worm

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