Cost of Living in Helsinki

Summary about cost of living in Helsinki, Finland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 13.00 € 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) 8.00 € 7.50-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 € 3.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 € 5.00-9.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.98 € 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.61 € 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.82 € 1.00-3.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.73 € 2.99-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.95 € 0.91-3.62
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.45-1.47
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.41 € 1.44-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.25 € 2.27-7.71
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.06 € 2.72-6.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.67 € 3.63-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 1.09 € 0.59-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.54-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.00 € 0.45-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.38 € 0.81-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.32-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.36-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.66 € 1.00-2.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.52 € 0.80-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 € 8.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.53 € 1.44-3.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 € 2.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.85 € 8.00-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 € 2.80-3.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 59.70 € 55.00-69.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.90 € 3.90-9.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 € 1.59-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 45.00 € 40.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.69 € 4.92-6.44
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 21,500.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,272.44 € 24,000.00-27,738.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 87.39 € 50.00-170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.06-0.08
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.66 € 15.00-33.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.18 € 25.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.72 € 20.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 € 12.00-18.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 325.05 € 220.00-600.00
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) 85.54 € 50.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.20 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.67 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 121.15 € 80.00-170.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,010.00 € 800.00-1,400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 804.38 € 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,003.70 € 1,500.00-2,800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,384.62 € 1,100.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 760.49 € 650.32-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 435.71 € 325.16-688.96
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,536.17 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.14 0.80-2.00

Prices in Helsinki

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Last update: June 2021
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5 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 =)
Kari on Mar 21, 2018:
Helsinki centre and near has become more and more expensive during the last 5 and up to 10 years. Further than that and including Vantaa and Espoo, the rent for one (e.g. 30 m2) will cost 600 to 800 euros per month. The rent for two starts from 850 euros.

A Nurse? It depends on nurse and will be between 2k and 4k euros, depending on where one works and how many nights it includes. The best it is in a hospital and doing all nights also.
Lee on Aug 08, 2017:
If u dont mind one hr transport. U may leave in tuusula 16km north from airport . If u work at Vantaa, it is a cheaper place. The best way to buy cheap beer is to take ferry to Estonia . U can buy up to 20L per trip .

So far, I found Vantaa cost of living is cheaper than Hong Kong.