Shopping on a student budget in Bergen

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Shopping on a student budget in Bergen

Written by: Study Bergen

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You may have to do some shopping while you are residing in Bergen. Let us help you get started finding less expensive options.

Online

It is important to note that ordering from online shops outside of Norway may not save you money. Items costing over a specific amount may be subject to toll and import duties, and shipping costs to Norway tend to be high. It is necessary to account for these extra expenses when considering online purchases. 

Retail stores in Bergen

The following stores have items that students may find useful, such as household goods, furnishings, electronics, outdoor gear, and clothes. Students who are used to lower prices in their home countries may find these stores more reasonably priced. Additionally, it is generally helpful to shop during seasonal sales when it is common for many stores to offer substantial discounts.

A selection of stores for household items 

A selection of stores for clothes

New clothes:

Second hand:

Outdoor/Sporting Goods:

You may also wish to explore the retail options in Bergen sentrum (website in Norwegian). Joining byVENN's kundeklubb (customer club) of participating stores in Bergen may provide discount offers and coupons, easily accessible via their app. 

Grocery options: 

Books/Textbooks:

  • At this time there are no import taxes when sending books to Norway. It is possible you may save some money by ordering books online from sites such as Book Depository. Make sure to consider shipping costs when deciding whether or not to order books online.

 

Study Bergen is not sponsered by any of the above retail outlets. This list is not comprehensive, suggestions for edits may be sent to utdanningibergen@uib.no.

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