Originally Posted by DakotaDude
I read an article from a large metropolitan newspaper that the average annual income in Norway is about $60,000 (USD). I would think, given the prices you mentioned above for gasoline and oil, that this income is used up pretty quickly. What is a representative cost for monthly rent/mortgage, food for a month, utility bills, automobile payments, etc.?
average is now 65k
the vat or tax on goods are 25% on non food and on food it is 13%
rent/mortage depends but I dont know the different prices, If you take my appt which is fairly large the value at sale now would be around US 500.000.- and I pay another 1200 dollars in rent.
When you concider the high rates on fuel, we are the most exspencibe country in the world on same, but if you concider our income then we are among the lowest prices in europe on fuel
I have no debth on my car but I have 30k on my new beemer and at 6.45% interest rate
but my sallery is about 95k dollars where I pay 36% taxes on that. And I still manage to save 2 k dollars a month
with all this we have free hospitals etc and one of the best wellfare systems in the world in all aspects.
And our filthy rich still choose to live in norway, despice the taxes...that tells kind a story I think