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(Huffington Post)   Unemployed and migratory is Norway to go through life, son   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Norway, Italian immigrants, Waffen SS, Zagreb, Lithuania, Ottoman Empire, Latvia, unemployment  
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2012-11-02 02:51:32 PM  

uber humper: En0ch_The_Red: I worked in Norway for about four months back in '08. When I asked a Nowegian manager why they had brought Americans over for work that many qualified Norwegians could do, the reply was "you're cheaper". That's easy to believe - They have national health care, a national pension system, free college tuition, etc. One guy I met - his wife had a baby and HE got a year off with full pay.

I really liked living in Oslo, but things are expensive there. USD $25 for a six pack of beer, gas was at $10+/gal, an average restaurant meal was easily $100. You get used to it; after being there for a couple months, I'd see a t-shirt in a store window for $50 and think "hey, that's not a bad price." Hash (They call it 'maroc' because most of it comes from Morocco) was affordable though, so that part was nice.

Overall, people there seem happier with life than we are here in the US.

Could be, but it's apples and oranges. Norway has a population smaller than the Atlanta metropolitan area.

And it doesn't hurt that they're the 5th largest exporter of oil on Earth.
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