A new survey compiled by the EU’s statistics service Eurostat confirms that food price levels in Norway are on average 63 percent higher than they are in 28 European countries. Norway’s statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) also pointed out that food price levels in Norway are much higher than in the other Scandinavian and Nordic countries: 40 percent higher than in Sweden and 25 percent higher than in Denmark. They’re also 36 percent higher than in Finland and 10 percent higher than in Iceland. The Eurostat study showed that Norwegian price levels for milk, cheese and eggs were 74 percent higher than the European average. Dairy products are strictly regulated and relatively expensive in Norway. Price levels for bread and grain products, meanwhile, were 67 percent higher than the European average and 58 percent higher for fruit and vegetables. Meat price levels were 55 percent higher than the European average while fish and other seafood logged the lowest difference at just 9 percent over the European average.
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