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Norwegian money. A hundred krone note from Norway

Income Tax in Norway 2020

Find out how much tax you can expect to pay from your salary this year in Norway. If there’s one topic that always kick-starts a debate here on Life in Norway and on all our social...
Online shopping

Norway Import Duty Changes for 2020

If you regularly order goods from online stores outside Norway, you'll soon be paying more for the privilege. Read on to discover the changes. You don't need to be living in Norway for long to discover...
New Norwegian banknote series

Meet Norway’s New Banknotes

Launched this month, the new 1,000 krone note completes the series of Norway’s all-new banknotes. Cash might be on its way out, but Norway still makes an effort! Use of cash, and high value notes in...
Vipps by DNB

Vipps: Norway’s Mobile Payments App

Mobile payment solutions from Norwegian banks have consolidated around one solution, Vipps. Here’s what you need to know about the app. At a recent event at Oslo’s Intility Arena, I went to grab a coffee and...
Expensive groceries in Norway

Norway Groceries Are Europe’s Most Expensive

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages in Norway are the highest in Europe. However, Norwegians use less of their total expenditure on groceries than most other Europeans. New European research confirms what most of us already...
Norwegian krone tax rebate

Quicker Tax Return Process From 2020

Tax residents in Norway can look forward to quicker tax return processing and user-interface improvements. Following a successful test, an improved system for checking and submitting Norwegian tax returns online is on its way. In simple...
Checking credit ratings in Norway

How To Check Your Credit Rating

Personal financial health is an important element of a happy life in Norway. Here's how and why you should stay on top of your credit rating with a free credit report. If you've ever taken a...
How taxation works for Americans in Norway

Tax for Americans in Norway

Americans living in Norway are subject to additional bureaucracy from their homeland. As a general principle, once you are deemed ‘tax resident' in Norway you pay income tax on your worldwide income to Norway. ‘Tax residency'...
Monthly cost of living in Norway

The Cost of Living in Norway

It's known as one of the world's most expensive countries to visit, but how much does it cost to actually live in Norway? The first questions on the lips of almost everyone considering a move to...
Apple Pay Launches in Norway

Apple Pay Launches in Norway

Mobile payments provider Vipps now has competition with the launch of Apple Pay in Norway. Apple Pay is finally available in Norway. The mobile payment service went live this week for customers of Nordea and Santander...