Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Helsinki 

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Consumer Prices in Helsinki are 13.6% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Helsinki are 34.6% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Helsinki are 61.2% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Helsinki are 9.8% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Helsinki are 0.8% higher than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Helsinki is 15.2% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Helsinki Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(21.03 €)
12.84 £
(15.00 €)
     -28.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(93.48 €)
77.02 £
(90.00 €)
     -3.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(9.35 €)
8.56 £
(10.00 €)
     +7.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(7.54 €)
6.85 £
(8.00 €)
     +6.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(5.84 €)
6.85 £
(8.00 €)
     +36.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(4.20 €)
3.84 £
(4.49 €)
     +6.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 £
(2.32 €)
2.27 £
(2.65 €)
     +14.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.58 £
(1.85 €)
1.56 £
(1.83 €)
     -1.1 %
Markets
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.95 £
(5.78 €)
3.70 £
(4.32 €)
     -25.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(1.59 €)
2.17 £
(2.53 €)
     +59.4 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.90 £
(1.06 €)
0.96 £
(1.13 €)
     +6.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.31 £
(3.86 €)
2.41 £
(2.81 €)
     -27.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.42 £
(4.00 €)
3.05 £
(3.56 €)
     -10.9 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.48 £
(4.07 €)
4.38 £
(5.12 €)
     +25.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.56 £
(6.49 €)
7.98 £
(9.32 €)
     +43.5 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(1.30 €)
0.91 £
(1.07 €)
     -17.7 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.56 £
(0.65 €)
0.67 £
(0.78 €)
     +19.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.17 £
(1.37 €)
0.83 £
(0.97 €)
     -29.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(1.76 €)
1.48 £
(1.73 €)
     -2.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.48 £
(0.56 €)
     -12.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(0.64 €)
0.68 £
(0.79 €)
     +23.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £
(1.11 €)
1.61 £
(1.88 €)
     +68.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 £
(1.50 €)
1.44 £
(1.68 €)
     +12.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(10.52 €)
12.37 £
(14.45 €)
     +37.4 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.04 £
(2.39 €)
2.27 £
(2.65 €)
     +11.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(2.84 €)
2.69 £
(3.14 €)
     +10.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(17.53 €)
8.73 £
(10.20 €)
     -41.8 %
Transportation
London Edit Helsinki Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(3.27 €)
2.65 £
(3.10 €)
     -5.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 £
(233.71 €)
59.90 £
(70.00 €)
     -70.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(4.67 €)
5.90 £
(6.90 €)
     +47.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.13 £
(3.66 €)
1.65 £
(1.93 €)
     -47.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(35.06 €)
48.27 £
(56.40 €)
     +60.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(6.67 €)
6.24 £
(7.29 €)
     +9.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,280.00 £
(30,709.07 €)
27,594.41 £
(32,245.00 €)
     +5.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,251.33 £
(30,675.57 €)
29,520.32 £
(34,495.50 €)
     +12.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 280.60 £
(327.89 €)
93.01 £
(108.69 €)
     -66.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.98 £
(17.50 €)
20.57 £
(24.04 €)
     +37.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.76 £
(37.12 €)
16.11 £
(18.82 €)
     -49.3 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.98 £
(56.07 €)
35.79 £
(41.82 €)
     -25.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.53 £
(15.81 €)
22.65 £
(26.47 €)
     +67.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(17.53 €)
14.55 £
(17.00 €)
     -3.0 %
Childcare
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,829.08 £
(2,137.35 €)
271.68 £
(317.46 €)
     -85.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(23,434.67 €)
7,481.85 £
(8,742.80 €)
     -62.7 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Helsinki Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.14 £
(98.32 €)
65.68 £
(76.75 €)
     -21.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.31 £
(47.10 €)
24.84 £
(29.03 €)
     -38.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.22 £
(103.09 €)
60.88 £
(71.14 €)
     -31.0 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97.00 £
(113.35 €)
79.37 £
(92.75 €)
     -18.2 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(2,575.64 €)
847.06 £
(989.81 €)
     -61.6 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,623.50 £
(1,897.11 €)
688.72 £
(804.79 €)
     -57.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,136.25 £
(4,833.35 €)
1,511.51 £
(1,766.25 €)
     -63.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,746.43 £
(3,209.29 €)
1,107.00 £
(1,293.57 €)
     -59.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(1,473.78 €)
587.14 £
(686.10 €)
     -53.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 689.88 £
(806.15 €)
341.96 £
(399.60 €)
     -50.4 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Helsinki Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,219.76 £
(3,762.40 €)
2,424.73 £
(2,833.38 €)
     -24.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 3.41      -39.1 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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