Cost of Living in Helsinki

Summary of cost of living in Helsinki, Finland:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 21.92 C$ 17.54-36.54
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 131.54 C$ 87.69-175.38
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.62 C$ 13.15-17.54
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 11.69 C$ 7.31-14.62
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.69 C$ 8.77-14.62
Cappuccino (regular) 6.56 C$ 3.80-8.77
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.85 C$ 2.63-5.85
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 C$ 1.90-4.38
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.31 C$ 4.70-9.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.79 C$ 1.72-5.30
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.69 C$ 0.93-3.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.25 C$ 3.07-7.02
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.18 C$ 3.78-10.61
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.53 C$ 3.98-10.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.87 C$ 6.63-19.89
Apples (1 lb) 1.49 C$ 0.52-2.65
Banana (1 lb) 1.14 C$ 0.83-1.99
Oranges (1 lb) 1.44 C$ 0.66-2.65
Tomato (1 lb) 2.63 C$ 1.29-4.64
Potato (1 lb) 0.81 C$ 0.43-1.33
Onion (1 lb) 1.17 C$ 0.79-1.99
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 C$ 1.46-4.97
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.56 C$ 1.46-4.38
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 21.12 C$ 14.62-29.08
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.87 C$ 2.44-5.85
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.56 C$ 2.32-5.85
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.05 C$ 13.88-17.98
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.46 C$ 4.31-5.55
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 97.92 C$ 87.69-103.77
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 9.65 C$ 7.31-14.32
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.82 C$ 2.47-3.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 82.43 C$ 65.77-87.69
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10.57 C$ 10.01-11.62
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 46,768.73 C$ 42,384.16-58,460.91
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 49,780.23 C$ 44,707.98-58,460.91
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 155.32 C$ 99.38-346.07
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 35.13 C$ 21.92-43.85
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 28.05 C$ 17.54-58.46
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 60.69 C$ 36.54-95.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 38.26 C$ 23.38-58.46
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.85 C$ 21.92-27.77
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 447.83 C$ 333.23-657.69
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,777.80 C$ 7,015.31-24,845.89
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 116.39 C$ 70.15-160.77
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.98 C$ 29.23-73.08
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 104.73 C$ 65.77-175.38
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 135.56 C$ 100.85-219.23
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,454.39 C$ 1,221.83-1,753.83
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,158.94 C$ 1,023.07-1,607.68
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,583.24 C$ 2,192.28-3,507.65
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,877.76 C$ 1,607.68-2,338.44
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,002.75 C$ 801.09-1,357.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 584.02 C$ 529.54-814.67
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,117.78 C$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.58 0.90-5.00

Prices in Helsinki

This city had 1985 entries in the past 12 months by 220 different contributors.
Last update: April 2024
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 03, 2023:
I don't know they pull up that wage level always that high could be true if it wouldn't say after taxes
AK on Jan 27, 2023:
Helsinki is by far more expensive than Espoo, Oulu and Turku, so this site does not give correct comparison/data. Wonder why?
Sakke80 on Jan 06, 2023:
Guy. Depends on how large apartment and where. 1000€/month and upwards for 2 bedrooms.
Guy on Aug 09, 2022:
how much should a single person making 3200 euros per month, should allocate for rent alone?
that is to be able to live normally, buy food, grocery and on occasion save up for some new phone or computer when desired?