No definitely not. A relative of mine had to move home to Sweden when he and
his fiance broke up. A flat in Oslo cost much more than any of all my
friends in England, outside London's best districts, every have seen when
looking around for flats.
I am sure that your friend either must have a lot of money or very good
connections and I am also sure that he doesn't have the full picture of what
it will cost him to get a flat with all it takes over a year or two. Most
flats are owned by the person who lives in the flat. Your friend will not
find it easy to find a rental flat if he doesn't have very good connection.
The prices for a flat you buy aren't anything but very very expensive. Maybe
your friend thinks of secondhand-rental of a flat or as most young ones
moving to Oslo from abroad do - sharing a flat with 3-4 other persons.
On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 00:47:54 GMT, "Inger E Johansson"
Lessee... 100 crowns an hour. 6 hour day. 5 days a week. 12000 a
month. 8000 of that to rent, electricity, phone etc. leaves 130 a day
to live on. That's pretty thight in the capital (i speak from
experience; as full time student, I've lived on half that), but I'm
told rents plummet once you move out in the bush.
100 crowns buys you five cups of fancy coffee. Or a cheap pocket
radio. Or a paperback. Two soups de jour. Two thirds of a standard
cell phone card. A 5-pack of underwear. five loaves of good bread or
twenty cheap ones. Three to four tins of spaghetti a la capri. One
third of a preserved sheep's leg. Ten nationwide tabloid papers, or
four intellectual sleep pill papers.
Oh, but I forgot taxes. They'll take anything from 5 to 30 of those
crowns, depending on strange and eldritch laws which men were not
meant to figure out...
Register as a student. Cheap rental flats. Or stay at a hostel while
you familiarize yourself with the city and search for a good offer.
Beware of rot. A lot of old apartments. Lots of woodwork, plasterwork,
antique piping and wiring. Prices don't fall as you move toward the
periphery, but square meters per apartment do. Never, ever move into a
one room, unless you plan to embark on the thorny way of the Urban
I know about it, too, but I can be bought instantly! My silence will
cost you mere pennies in comparison: one Stefan Ronnqvist Viking axe
(sorry, it's Svedish). Got my address?
Once I receive it (and if Ray is close enough to me) I'll ask
him for his silence as well...as I show him the axe.
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