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Norway: Gateway to Exquisite and Satisfied Life

As per OECD Index, Norway is one of the best countries to spend your life; in terms of work-life balance, health services, safety,   education, environment, income and housing. OpulentusLife expectancy of 81 years for men and 79 for women is enough to prove that Norwegians are a happier lot. Key factors for happy Norwegians: 1. Housing: Average home in Norway contains 2 rooms as against 1.6 rooms specified by OECD. Satisfied living is directly proportional to the housing conditions. Affordable and spacious homes make people happy and content. They are able to keep their family in a safe place where they can sleep, eat and stay together. 2. Income: Money cannot buy happiness, but it’s one of the important aspects for achieving higher living standards and thus greater well-being. Higher economic wealth also improves chances of better quality education, healthcare and housing. The average household net-adjusted disposable income is 30 465 USD a year, higher than the OECD average of 22 387USD in Norway. 3. Education: As against OECD average of 497, average student in Norway scored 500 in reading literacy, mathematics and sciences. On average, girls outperformed boys by 15 points, more than the average OECD gap of 9 points. The average difference in results between the top 20% and bottom 20% schools is 77 points, lower than the OECD average of 99 points. This proves that the school system in Norway provides relatively equal access to high-quality education. 4. Health: As per OECD, total health spending in Norway accounted for 9.6% of GDP in 2009, compared to an average of 9.6% across OECD countries. Norway has designed special policies targeting health such as the one aimed at reducing tobacco consumption through public awareness campaigns, advertising bans and increased taxation. In Norway, the obesity rate among adults is 10.0%. 5. Safety: 3.3% of people reported falling victim to assault over the previous 12 months, lower than the OECD average of 4.0%. Social status also has a direct impact on victimization rates and perception of security. People with higher income and higher education usually report higher feelings of security and face lower risks of crime. 6. Work Life balance: Working hours in Norway is 1414 hours a year, much lower than the OECD average of 1749 hours. 68% of time of a day or 15.6 hours is devoted to personal care (eating, sleeping, etc.) and leisure (socializing with friends and family, hobbies, games, computer and television use, etc.) by any Norwegian– higher than the OECD average of 14.8 hours. To change your life and career, consider moving to Norway. Contact us on 1800 103 1555 or just fill a simple Enquiry Form. You can get ready information on how to go to Norway on www.norwayvisas.com. Remain updated about Norway on www.facebook.com/norwayvisas

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