Rough guide to expenses in Norway
Whether you are planning a study trip to Norway or you are working on developing a tentative budget for your project, it is useful to have a general overview of prices and expenses in Norway. We hope this guide can be a starting point in your work. Please note that these prices are general estimates and they may vary. Make sure you consult with your potential Norwegian partner if you have one.
Expenses in Norway
There are a number of low cost airlines that fly to Norway so with proper planning the air tickets may not be that expensive. You should count on paying on average about 300 – 350 euro per ticket.
Reaching the regions in Norway may cost the same as flying to Norway.
Airport transfer from Oslo Airport/Gardermoen to Oslo
• By shuttle bus: 27 euro
• By Airport express train: 20 euro
• Regular train: 10 euro
Taxi is generally expensive.
Public transport in Oslo is rather well integrated with trams, buses, metros and boats. The same ticket system is used on all public transport services called Ruter.
• Single ticket valid one hour: 3.6 euro
• 24-hour ticket: 11 euro
• 7-day ticket: 26 euro
• Sandwiches: 6 – 10 euro
• Soft drink: 3 – 4 euro
• Coffee or tea: 4 – 5 euro
• A hamburger, a pizza, or a sandwich meal at a café: 15 – 23 euro
• Pasta dish at restaurants: 17 – 25 euro.
• The main fish or meat course at a restaurant: 30 – 33 euro.
• A beer at a pub/restaurant: 8 – 10 euro
• Soft drink/water at restaurant: 5 – 6 euro
Most hotels range between 98 – 150 euro for single rooms/night
Average monthly salary for the sector can range between 4300 and 5800 euro per month. This includes taxes. In addition, an organization as employer also pays an employer tax and social expenses that also amount to real salary costs. Make sure you clarify this with your potential Norwegian partner.
Average honoraria for a lecture/workshop: 315 – 525 euro (depending on person, length, qualifications, preparation time, etc.)
Price for auditing of incurred costs in projects varies, but can be 400 – 1000 euro or more depending on the size, extent of work, auditing company etc.