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Oslo is Considered One of the World's Most Expensive Cities... So How Much Was a Room in 2013?

Where: Oslo, Norway
January 9, 2014 at 10:35 AM | by | Comment (1)

Oslo, along with the entire country of Norway, has a reputation for being one of, if not the, most expensive destinations in the world for travelers. Currently, one dollar will get you about 6 Norweigan krone, which seems like a positive conversation at first, until you realize that a beer costs 70 krones!

But, interestingly enough, according to its tourism board, the 2013 average daily hotel rate (ADR) in Oslo was $212 –- $69 less than the 2012 ADR in New York City, which was $281 (complete 2013 data has yet to be released). And remember that rate in Oslo includes breakfast and Internet, which we know is rarely the case in the Big Apple.

Hmmm... Given the high-priced reputation of the city, that’s surprising, don’t you think? Maybe the city, when approached correctly, doesn’t have to be a burden on your budget. Next week, we’ll dig deeper into Norway's capital and take a look at the options on a larger scale. Stay tuned!

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Spent two days there last July

Great city for a short visit.  It's a bit pricey, sure, but it's not like you're LIVING there.  Stayed at The Thief, a new boutique hotel on the redeveloped waterfront.  Fantastic place - beautiful public areas and rooms, wonderful and friendly servic4e and a phenomenal breakfast.  You can walk almost everywhere from there.  You can eat well for NYC prices.  Just go during the summer months - sunset was at 10:45PM when we were there.  Great experience overall!

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