Cost of living in Helsinki, Finland

Summary of cost of living in Helsinki

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: €4,201
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: €2,379
  • Cost of living in Helsinki is more expensive than in 73% of cities in Western Europe (14 out of 49)
  • Cost of living in Helsinki is more expensive than in 79% of cities in the World (43 out of 201)

List of prices in Helsinki
Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €5.22
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.21
12 eggs, large €2.73
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.70
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.34
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.10
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €2.78
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €14
2 liters of coca-cola €2.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.64
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €2,097
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €1,363
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €68
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area €1,306
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area €945
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €39
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) €14
40” flat screen tv €359
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) €110
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €5.55
Hourly rate for cleaning help €34
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €82
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) €27
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) €76
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €141
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €26,965
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.55
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.) €3.54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.75
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.79
Tube of toothpaste €1.96
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €25
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €45
2 tickets to the movies €27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €111
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert €89
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €13
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €5.83
Ipad wi-fi 128gb €441
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.07
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 231 prices entered by 49 different people.
Latest price update: April 15, 2021

Helsinki position in our World Ranking

the world
43rd
out of 201
western europe
14th
out of 49

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

the world
3rd
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
1st
western europe
2nd

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