How Much Does It Cost? Oslo, Norway

We started budgeting for our trip to Norway pretty early on as if there’s one thing about Norway everyone knows, it’s how expensive it is! But how much does a trip to Norway cost, exactly? Would a hotdog lunch in Oslo put us completely out of pocket? How much was a bottle of water in…

How Much Does It Cost? Madrid, Spain

One of the very first steps to travel planning is to budget for expenses while on the road. But if you don’t know how much things cost where you’re going, how can you estimate how much you need to save for it? This new series gives actual prices for things like food, transport, drinks and…

Norway: How much does it cost, really?

The answer, not surprisingly, is a lot. There is a reason why Norway isn’t a backpacker haven like Thailand. Oslo consistently comes up tops in “Most Expensive Cities” lists year after year. People tend to use the words “astronomical”, “eye-watering” and “mind-boggling” when it comes to describing the cost of a pizza, a cigarette or…