Cost of living in Helsinki, Finland

Summary of cost of living in Helsinki

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €3,994
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,183
  • Cost of living in Helsinki is more expensive than in 73% of cities in Western Europe (16 out of 56)
  • Cost of living in Helsinki is more expensive than in 81% of cities in the World (46 out of 237)

List of prices in Helsinki, Finland. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.95
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.14
12 eggs, large €2.57
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.69
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.99
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.42
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €14
2 liters of coca-cola €2.64
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.51
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,754
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,313
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €72
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,377
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €910
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €44
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €13
40” flat screen tv €372
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €106
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
Hourly rate for cleaning help €32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €92
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €29
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €141
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,783
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.56
Monthly ticket public transport €59
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) €23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €74
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) €3.66
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.48
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.75
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.66
Tube of toothpaste €2.03
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €46
2 tickets to the movies €29
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €118
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €78
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.14
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.52
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €434
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.08
1 month of gym membership in business district €55
1 package of marlboro cigarettes €8
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 257 prices entered by 51 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2020

Helsinki position in our World Ranking

the world
46th
out of 237
western europe
16th
out of 56

Cheapest and most expensive products in Helsinki compared to other cities:

the world
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
3rd

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