Then there is a yearly registration fee of $480, even if it is a junker.
Well, what does this mean for a teacher in Norway?
According to that first link, teachers make an average of $61,000 a year in Norway (compared to $42,000 in the USA).
Let's work it out. In Norway the income tax on $61,000 is $16,470 (27%) leaving you with $44,530. In the USA the income tax on $42,000 is $5,460 (13%) leaving you with $36,540. So the difference in net wages is $7,990. I use 15 gallons of gas a week, which is $7500 a year, in Norway. I guess would drive less in Norway. Actually, if I was a teacher in Norway I probably wouldn't drive at all.
We haven't even looked at the impact of the VAT, the car tax, big macs or every other thing a teacher might buy, that is twice the price in Norway versus the USA.
Now we know where the money goes and why there isn't a rush of people trying to get into Norway.
Sometimes Paul, you amaze me with how long you are able to string us along on BS.
Now I am going to find out about these "teaching hours" you are spouting. I already know your hours for primary teachers here is wrong, our teachers in florida spend less than 5 hours a day teaching, not 6. I kind of hope that the Norwegian teachers do work less hours, because their salary is looking pretty poor at this point. I take it you have never lived in NY. Salaries are high there as well. But it comes at a cost.
On Oct 11, 2012, at 8:18 PM, Louis Talman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Robert Hansen <email@example.com> wrote: > > That seems remarkable. What do they do with all that money? At that income level you would expect them to be exceptional consumers... > > > Spoken like a true representative of the American consumer culture. > > --Louis A. Talman > Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences > Metropolitan State College of Denver > > <http://rowdy.mscd.edu/%7Etalmanl>