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Can you avoid the expense and see Oslo on a budget?

When newspapers publish their lists of the world's most expensive cities, Oslo is usually near the top.

Norway's currency is very strong, and things like beer are very heavily taxed in the country, which means tourists need to be very careful with their budgets.

However, Norwegian pop star Maria Haukaas Storeng is convinced her city is accessible to those with even the tightest pursestrings.

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