Comparing Labor Costs in Norway and New York
BY Inc. staff
The cost of having an employee on the payroll in socialist Norway is not as bad as you may think.
The high value of the kroner makes Norway very expensive for foreigners. (A beer in Oslo can cost $15.) But employing people, especially skilled workers, is surprisingly inexpensive. Here's what one Norwegian tech company, Oslo-based bMenu, pays each year to employ software developers in Norway and the United States.
New York City
National insurance contribution, 14.1% of total salary*