Sounds normal to me for a 2.0, as long as its a manual. That's what my New Beetle always ran at.
Mine: 20th AE GTI, BMP, 133k, 3" Turbo back, Stage 2 Unitronic
His: '01 Jetta TDI, 122k, auto -> manual swap
The project: '84 Jetta GL TD, Giles IP, 2.5" downpipe and exhaust, full rebuild done winter 2010/2011