The population and size of the biggest cities Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger are compared to small towns in other countries. The rental market mirrors this picture. The supply of normal to high standard rental properties in the cities is fairly good, but the exclusive market is limited. Investments in buy-to-let properties is limited due to high property prices, taxes and instable interest rate.

Norwegian houses vary in size, style and layout. Bungalow types are very rare, so expect 2 or 3 floors. A normal size of a 4 bedroom house with 2 baths is 200 sqm. A master bedroom is 14 sqm.  An average size on a 2 bedroom flat is 80 sqm.  Most homes are heated electrically and therefore the developed standards to minimize electric hazards are stricter than those of other countries. Gas is not common in homes. Most rental accommodation comes with standard electrical appliances.