Finance and prices

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The Nordic countries are often characterized as public welfare societies because the public sector takes care of many different tasks in addition to defence, law, public order and safety. Tax rates are among the highest in the world. The Nordic countries have experienced moderate price increases since the 1990s. Food is particularly expensive in Norway and Denmark. For more information:

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Keywords:  consumer price index, price, public welfare, cpi, consumer price, public sector

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