International Cost of Living Calculators

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.

Cost of Living Comparison: Determines allowance based on cost of living difference.

International Cost of Living Index: COLI's for multiple locations using home base.

International Assignment: Global Mobility using build-up approach.

Hypothetical Tax: Effective tax rate for any country in the world.

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Mobility Calculators

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The global cost of living calculators have been created to compare the cost of living in every country and major city in the world, to help you manage short and long term assignments (page down for a description of each cost of living calculator):

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Cost of Living Articles and Rankings

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-Latest Personal Income Tax Rates

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Cost of Living Reviews

Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Norway, All Areas

Norway, All AreasNorway is in Northern Europe, bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Sweden. The climate is temperate along the coast, modified by the North Atlantic current, colder in the interior with increased precipitation and colder summers, and rain all year round on the west coast.

The official language is Norwegian. It has two forms: Bokmål (most commonly spoken) and Nynorsk. English and German are widely spoken, and many Norwegians understand Swedish, Danish and French. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Norway is a mixed economy, a prosperous capitalist welfare state featuring a combination of free market activity and large state ownership in certain key sectors. The country is richly endowed with natural resources including petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals.

Norwegian businesspeople are generally reserved and formal. English is widely spoken in business. Expatriate business dress is usually more casual than most western countries. Men typically wear a shirt and tie, while women wear a blouse with either slacks or a skirt.

The security risk for expatriates in Norway is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime and difficult driving conditions in winter.

The currency of Norway is the Norwegian Kroner (NOK). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America, however bank opening hours are generally shorter. Credit cards are widely accepted, but are not so widely accepted as a means of payment in supermarkets and petrol stations.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high.

The population of Norway is 5.3 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.6% for Norway as at August 2019.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Norway is based on the current personal income tax rate which is a flat rate of 22%. In additional there is bracket tax on personal income, progressive up to 16.2%.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Norway as at 1 October 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Norway, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Very High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Norway is for example 36.7% more expensive than USA for groceries, 11.7% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 339.7% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Norway is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Norway for an expat from Australia, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Norway) premium of 10% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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