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 € 45.00-120.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 € 8.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 € 5.00-8.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.00 € 6.00-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.02 € 3.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 € 2.00-3.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 € 1.00-3.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.71 € 2.65-5.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.13 € 1.09-4.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.97 € 0.54-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.32 € 1.56-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.29 € 2.27-6.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.72 € 2.27-5.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.21 € 3.63-14.97
Apples (1 lb) 1.05 € 0.45-1.59
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 € 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 € 0.59-2.04
Tomato (1 lb) 1.61 € 0.91-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.49 € 0.27-1.13
Onion (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.85 € 1.00-2.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.62 € 1.15-2.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 13.00 € 9.99-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.70 € 1.71-4.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.77 € 1.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 9.55 € 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) 2.21 € 1.59-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 49.20 € 40.00-80.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.42 € 7.57-9.27
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 € 25,890.00-33,500.00
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 99.28 € 59.50-200.00
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) 21.50 € 10.00-39.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.28 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.38 € 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 404.38 € 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) 87.92 € 60.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.06 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.56 € 40.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 129.92 € 75.00-250.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,035.00 € 850.00-1,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 816.13 € 700.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,015.62 € 1,700.00-3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,391.18 € 1,200.00-1,700.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 824.25 € 650.32-1,114.83
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 432.27 € 371.61-603.86
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,718.08 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 1.19 0.60-1.80

Prices in Helsinki

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Last update: August 2022
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5 Comments so far
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?
Rich Capitalist on Aug 03, 2022:
I personally don’t like Helsinki that much - compared to many other European cities it’s dull, cold, expensive and unremarkable. With that said, it’s pretty far from being the worst capital.

It has great (expensive) public transport, it’s safe, it’s very green and not polluted, very little homeless people, has great airport with many direct flights, low crime rate and low traffic congestion. It’s also not too big, you can easily walk all around the city center and it has it’s own quirky charm. Maybe it’s not to everyone’s taste, but I can’t think of it being the worst capital by any merit.
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 =)