Cost of Living in Helsinki

Summary about cost of living in Helsinki, Finland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 10.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 € 50.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 € 4.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 € 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.08 € 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.62 € 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.68 € 1.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.66 € 2.73-5.26
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.14 € 1.08-4.54
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.54-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.29 € 1.44-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.27 € 2.27-6.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.94 € 2.27-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.21 € 3.63-14.97
Apples (1 lb) 1.06 € 0.45-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.75 € 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 € 0.59-2.04
Tomato (1 lb) 1.60 € 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.27-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.90 € 1.00-2.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.64 € 1.15-2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 € 9.99-18.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.59 € 1.71-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.81 € 1.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.50 € 8.00-10.40
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 2.80-3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 € 60.00-65.30
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.45 € 5.00-10.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.93 € 1.59-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 € 40.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.37 € 7.57-8.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 € 25,000.00-33,500.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,986.25 € 26,000.00-34,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 100.00 € 60.00-196.15
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 € 0.06-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 20.35 € 10.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.90 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.08 € 25.00-60.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 € 15.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 415.71 € 200.00-900.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,200.00 € 1,400.00-14,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 89.58 € 60.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 40.50 € 24.99-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.42 € 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 134.08 € 75.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,040.00 € 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 828.00 € 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,053.57 € 1,700.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,396.67 € 1,200.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 845.41 € 743.22-1,114.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 436.06 € 371.61-603.86
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,627.50 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.20 0.50-2.00

Prices in Helsinki

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Last update: June 2022
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3 Comments so far
William on Aug 05, 2019:
I want to live in Helsinki, I have a income in Brazil of one thousand euros, my working wife and I could live well, we have three children
Gibon on Dec 07, 2018:
Anyone able to provide a quick answer to what the average salary of a contract administrator (construction) is in Finland?
Milly on Sep 10, 2018:
I'm doing a research project on Helsinki Finland and this website was in no way helpful. I wanted the stats, not prices, although both would be better! Also, you should consider translating the euro into Aus dollars =)