Monday, May 22, 2006

And you thought London was expensive? Try Oslo.

The country that's got it all - but is still saving for tomorrow
Patrick Collinson
The Guardian
Saturday May 20, 2006

Perhaps the shops are quiet because, unless you're on a Norwegian salary, the prices are eye-popping. Even the well-off Danish on day-trips gasp. Norwegians, meanwhile, pour over the Swedish border every weekend just to pick up groceries. And when they fill up their (heavily-taxed) cars, the price they pay at the pump is amongst the highest in Europe. Rather like whisky in Scotland, there's no discount on petrol just because they make it there.

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