Oslo

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
225/263
Details
Large apartment$2015.84
Medium apartment$1661.93
Rent index [score]0.49
Small apartment$1308.02

Cost of Living

1
256/261
Details
5km taxi ride$13.00
A Cappuccino$4.70
A beer$3.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$2.30
Inflation [score]0.10
Lunch$21.00
Monthly fitness club membership$55.00
Monthly public transport$78.00
Movie ticket$16.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$125.93

Startups

5
94/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups9
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.40
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.64
Meetups groups185
Meetups members62747
Number of investors33
Number of startup events in the last 12 months206
Number of upcoming meetup events56
Startup climate scene [score]0.53
Startup events19
Startup events23
Startup events [score]0.48
Startups [score]0.64
Total number of startups199

Venture Capital

6
51/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesbetaFactory
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.59

Travel Connectivity

5
60/260
Details
Airport hub123
Airport hub [score]0.56
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.49

Commute

5
78/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.64

Business Freedom

10
7/259
Details
Business freedom89.60
Business freedom [score]0.96
Freedom from corruption86.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.96
Lack of labor restrictions48.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.25
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

7
172/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.50
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.90

Healthcare

8
93/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.60
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)81.77
Life expectancy [score]0.90

Education

5
84/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Oslo
Best university ranking132
Country mean scores in PISA math test492.10
Country mean scores in PISA reading test503.94
Country mean scores in PISA science test494.52
PISA math ranking (high school)26
PISA ranking23
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.84
PISA reading (high school)18
PISA science (high school)27
Percent of happy students0.85
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.16
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.20
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.08
University quality [score]0.19

Environmental Quality

8
72/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.73
Cleanliness [score]0.70
Drinking water quality [score]0.88
Urban greenery [score]0.79

Economy

7
8/258
Details
Currency for urban areaNOK
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.41
GDP per capita$66937.46
GDP per capita [score]1.00

Taxation

5
124/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.62
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes83
VAT (Sales Tax)0.25

Internet Access

7
36/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)55.73
Internet access (download) [score]0.81
Internet access (upload) [score]0.59
Upload speed (Mbps)14.82

Leisure & Culture

6
122/263
Details
Art galleries110
Art galleries [score]0.64
Cinemas82
Cinemas [score]0.44
Comedy clubs37
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues94
Concerts [score]0.62
Historical sites100
Historical sites [score]0.51
Museums81
Museums [score]0.68
Performing art venues123
Performing arts [score]0.66
Sport venues130
Sports [score]0.58
Zoos22
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

9
4/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.13
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.90

Outdoors

6
26/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.38
Median peak in meters962.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)27.00
Water access [score]0.91
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Oslo are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Oslo will very likely increase your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,812$2,219
$2016
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$55
Movie ticket$16
Broadband internet connection$36
Monthly public transport$78
Lunch$21
+11%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Oslo are above average. For this job type, Oslo ranks 60th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Oslo.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$65,559
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.30
Guns per 100 people
1.75
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Oslo in position 178 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Oslo, Norway

Gange- Rolvs gate 5, 0244

Phone: (+47) 22 12 35 70

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LGBT rights in Oslo

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

177

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Oslo

Oslo is the capital and largest city of Norway, and the third largest city of Scandinavia. Situated in the East of the country in a fjord extending over an inlet of the Skaggerak strait, it is surrounded by green hills and mountains and includes 40 islands and 343 lakes. Oslo is one of the world's northernmost capitals and so gets only 6 hours of sunlight in the winter. In high summer, sunlight hours soar to 18, making its climate markedly different between seasons, with cold yet relatively dry winters.

A relatively compact city squeezed into a thin strip of land along the shoreline, Oslo prides itself as one of the world's most sustainable cities. While it holds an array of historic monuments, Oslo is perhaps most famous for its modern architecture, including striking and daring projects launched at the turn of the millennium. Oslo's economy is powered by the maritime industry, high-tech and clean energy sectors. In 2010, Oslo was ranked as the world's most expensive city to live in by the Swiss wealth management company UBS AG.

Oslo is the demographic, economic and political centre of Norway. As the capital of Norway, Oslo hosts several national institutions. The city has good selection of cultural institutions and a good selection of restaurants, some world class but most ordinary, as well as night life in general. While it is an expensive city for overseas visitors, many of the best things are free of charge, notably Oslo's proximity to wild nature and variety of outdoor activities.

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