Are you coming to Oslo for a business trip? Or maybe you are in Oslo at the moment, and now you want to find something to stream on Netflix. But, you do not have a Netflix subscription yet. Well, if you plan on purchasing a Netflix subscription, you shouldn’t buy it while in Norway. Do you know why? You will most likely pay way more than you would pay in your home country!
During a recent study presented by netflix.fromabroad.org, you can compare the prices of a Netflix subscription in different countries around the globe. Since Netflix is a global company, you can sign up and purchase a subscription in almost all the countries of the world. But, would it be fair if a person in India would have to pay the same amount of money for a Netflix subscription as a person in Oslo? They might get access to the same content, but considering the big difference in salaries, it might be reasonable to say that it is fair that Norwegian people pay more for Netflix than those in India.
And, that leads us to the fact that you shouldn’t purchase a Netflix subscription while in Norway. How come? Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world when it comes to the price of a Netflix subscription. Especially if you want to purchase the basic package, then Norway is among the 5 most expensive countries in the world. The only countries more expensive are Switzerland and Denmark.
The Netflix prices in Norway are high, but compared to the rest of the EU, they aren’t super-expensive. But, if you start comparing the prices of a Netflix subscription in Norway to prices in Southern-America, you will see some giant differences. For example, the price of a one-month subscription to the basic package in Norway should cost you 9,6USD. The price of the same subscription in Ecuador is 3,2USD. In other words, it is three times more expensive in Norway compared to Ecuador (and Argentina).
It doesn’t matter where you live or where you are when you stream content on Netflix. The price you pay only depends on where you originally purchased your subscription. So if you purchase a Netflix subscription while in Norway, you will pay the Norwegian Netflix subscription price for all your days. But, if you purchase a Netflix subscription in Ecuador, in Brazil, or maybe in Argentina, then you will pay that subscription fee for all your days. As a result, there is a money-saving aspect to this as well.
Would you like to know how you can save money on your Netflix subscription with this method? Check the following article to learn more.
One more thing that you might find annoying if you purchase a Netflix subscription in Norway is the fact that you will always see the Norwegian Netflix content as you travel within the EU. What do I mean?
If you have a Norwegian Netflix subscription and live in Germany, you will always see the content of Norwegian Netflix. This is due to the EU regulations for streaming that were introduced in 2018. The best solution for solving this is to register your Netflix account outside the EU. Then you will always see the content available of the country that you are currently in, something that is very useful if you travel within the EU, or if you want to use a VPN to change your Netflix region.
So, that was a little piece of advice to those who consider purchasing a Netflix subscription while in Oslo! Enjoy your travel!