It also provides an opportunity for me to complain about the cost of living in Oslo, which jockeys annually for the most expensive city in the world (the Economist).
Interestingly enough, but no surprise to BB, Canadian cities top the list for Quality of Life in the Americas, Australian cities for Asia Pacific, and German cities for Europe.
There are few changes to the top cities in the in the Eco-City category. Nordic cities emerge in the Europe category, including Oslo, which comes in at 9th in this overall global category.
Well done Oslo! The Eurovision Song contestants, in town this weekend for the big sing off, will be able to fill their lungs with clean air. Hoofuckingray!
This year’s items for comparison are a bit idiosyncratic, unfortunately bear little relationship to 'Eco', and have more to do with what is available to hand, but here it goes:
- My favourite baker’s scone - $5.40
- Dry Cleaning of my 2 piece suit - $55.25
- Hot Dogs (580 grams/1.23 pounds) - $8.00
- Lindeman’s Chardonnay (any year, it’s all rubbish) - $53.90
- My Haircut (my hairdresser has great tits) - $85.94
If you have the time, check out these similar costs in your neck of the woods and blog them into me.
I shouldn’t really complain too much, my quality of life in Norway is quite excellent, Eco or not, and often in life, you get what you pay for.
More importantly for me my quality of wife is outstanding and Norwegian. She is priceless!