No. 6: Stavanger, Norway

No. 6: Stavanger, Norway

Rank in 2009: 14

FOOD: Lunch at a restaurant: $33
Can of beer from grocer: $4.76
One kg of rice: $5.71
One dozen eggs: $6.34

ENTERTAINMENT: Movie ticket: $15.50

APPLIANCES: Washing machine: $749

This small seaside city earned its riches from oil in the North Sea and has become known as Norway’s petroleum capital. Stavangerexpats.com says food expenses in Norway are about 50 percent higher than the EU average: A can of soda is about $2.80, and a beer at a bar can be $12.