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General

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is the largest city in the happiest country in the world. Helsinki, as a beautiful place, was named the World Design Capital in 2012. Furthermore, this city is a political, cultural, financial and educational center of Finland. In 2016 the Economist Intelligence Unit`s liveability survey placed Helsinki on the 9th place among 140 cities. As a bilingual city, where Finnish and Swedish are official languages, Helsinki is famous for a very high proficiency in English. There is one interesting fact that Helsinki is an unusual capital because it is not only on mainland but also includes some islands.

1st

in the most honest cities in the world

1st

in the life quality


Cost of living

Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 952
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 746
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,786
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,226
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 170
  • Internet € 24
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 55
  • Taxi 1km ride € 1.6
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.5
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 39                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 13
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 70
  • Beer € 6
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 3.7
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.3
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 42
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 13

Healthcare

Finland is famous for good healthcare services. That`s why it is among top 5 satisfied with the level of medical care countries according to the European Commission. Helsinki is not an exemption. In this city primary healthcare is provided by municipal health centers. So if you need to visit a doctor, you should make an appointment in the closest center to the place of living. Finland is a country with Very High Proficiency in English, so it is easy to find a doctor who speaks English well.

Medications in Finland are provided by pharmacies. There are self-care and prescription drugs. A prescription is valid for two years and can be electronic or printed one.

If you live in Finland you have to be insured. There are two types of insurance: public and private. In Finland almost everybody prefers to choose a public one because of the high-quality treatment.


Education

Finland has one of the highest education index in the world. Furthermore, higher education in this country is ranked first by the World Economic Forum. There are two sectors in the tertiary education: traditional universities and universities of applied sciences. Moreover, there are 4 types of degree programmes in Finland such as: bachelor, master, licentiate and doctoral. Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Helsinki.

More about education in Finland


Climate

Helsinki, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and warm, humid summers. The average temperature in summer is 19°C (65 °F) and in winter -4.5°C (24 °F). There are around 120 rainy days a year in the coldest capital.

 19°C

average summer temperature

-4.5°C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Helsinki, as a safe city, has a safety level of 77% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 86% according to SafeAround. Like in most European capitals crime rate is low here, so it is very safe for residents. Just use common sense while staying.

86/100

Safety index "SafeAround"

77/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Helsinki is one of the richest capitals in the EU. 83 of the 100 largest companies in Finland are headquartered in this city. Helsinki is known for service-related IT and public sectors in the economy. This city can be considered as the best place for large investors to settle their businesses. A lot of highly qualified and skilled employees are employed in Helsinki. That's why Helsinki can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

3300

Average monthly

salary


People

Expat communities are common in Helsinki. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

InterNations

HelsinkiExspats

Expat-Finland

  • General

    Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is the largest city in the happiest country in the world. Helsinki, as a beautiful place, was named the World Design Capital in 2012. Furthermore, this city is a political, cultural, financial and educational center of Finland. In 2016 the Economist Intelligence Unit`s liveability survey placed Helsinki on the 9th place among 140 cities. As a bilingual city, where Finnish and Swedish are official languages, Helsinki is famous for a very high proficiency in English. There is one interesting fact that Helsinki is an unusual capital because it is not only on mainland but also includes some islands.

    1st

    in the most honest cities in the world

    1st

    in the life quality

  • Cost of living

    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 952
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 746
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 1,786
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 1,226
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 170
    • Internet € 24
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 3
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 55
    • Taxi 1km ride € 1.6
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.5
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 39                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 13
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 70
    • Beer € 6
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 3.7
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 2.3
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult € 42
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 13
  • Healthcare

    Finland is famous for good healthcare services. That`s why it is among top 5 satisfied with the level of medical care countries according to the European Commission. Helsinki is not an exemption. In this city primary healthcare is provided by municipal health centers. So if you need to visit a doctor, you should make an appointment in the closest center to the place of living. Finland is a country with Very High Proficiency in English, so it is easy to find a doctor who speaks English well.

    Medications in Finland are provided by pharmacies. There are self-care and prescription drugs. A prescription is valid for two years and can be electronic or printed one.

    If you live in Finland you have to be insured. There are two types of insurance: public and private. In Finland almost everybody prefers to choose a public one because of the high-quality treatment.

  • Education

    Finland has one of the highest education index in the world. Furthermore, higher education in this country is ranked first by the World Economic Forum. There are two sectors in the tertiary education: traditional universities and universities of applied sciences. Moreover, there are 4 types of degree programmes in Finland such as: bachelor, master, licentiate and doctoral. Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Helsinki.

    More about education in Finland

  • Climate

    Helsinki, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and warm, humid summers. The average temperature in summer is 19°C (65 °F) and in winter -4.5°C (24 °F). There are around 120 rainy days a year in the coldest capital.

     19°C

    average summer temperature

    -4.5°C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Helsinki, as a safe city, has a safety level of 77% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 86% according to SafeAround. Like in most European capitals crime rate is low here, so it is very safe for residents. Just use common sense while staying.

    86/100

    Safety index "SafeAround"

    77/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Helsinki is one of the richest capitals in the EU. 83 of the 100 largest companies in Finland are headquartered in this city. Helsinki is known for service-related IT and public sectors in the economy. This city can be considered as the best place for large investors to settle their businesses. A lot of highly qualified and skilled employees are employed in Helsinki. That's why Helsinki can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

    3300

    Average monthly

    salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Helsinki. There you can connect with other expats, find friends and help if needed. Here are some of them:

    InterNations

    HelsinkiExspats

    Expat-Finland

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