I disagree - Norway is not that expensive compared to the average income... But foreigners often regard Norway as expensive.
I live in Norway and I enjoy it very much. We have got "it all" - cold winter - warm summer, "vivid" spring and cosy autumn . At least where I live.
The people here are various - many nice people, but of course stupid people as well. I don't think Norway is very different from other countries. (Unfortunately) Norway is becoming more and more" americanised", which means the fast food slowly invades the state of nutrition.
Norwegian language is similar to Danish and Swedish. A lot of words are imported from English, and it's more and more popular to Norwegianise English words, e.g. "å adde" which is not a Norwegian word, but it has the same meaning as "to add".
Norwegian school politics are nowadays: "School must be free!", which has resulted in all new students in high schools getting nearly free portable computers by paying a low amount of money during three years, then receiving the computer. And all books are now free. This new arrangement has had different results depending on how well equipped and prepared schools are.
Anyway, Norwegian school students score very low on international maths and other tests. The Norwegian school is very "pedagogic", if you know what I mean? There is not much dicipline anymore.
Norway is a healthy country when it comes to intoxication. It is not allowed to smoke inside restaurants and cafés etc., and you have to be 18 years old to buy smoke, "snuff" or "chew", beer, wine and things under 40 %. 20 is the age limit for getting things over 40%. Narcotics are not allowed at all.
All in all, Norway is a good country to live in!
· 1 decade ago