Cost of Living in Helsinki

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1737
$3920
🛋️ Without rent
$792
$2350
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$944
$1569
🍽️ Food
$495
$1299
🚐 Transport
$148
$403
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2770
😀 Quality of life
94
🏙️ Population
642K

The average cost of living in Helsinki is $1737, which is in the top 22% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2088th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 49 in Finland.

The median after-tax salary is $2770, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months. Ranked 33rd (TOP 0.4%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Finland. With an estimated population of 642K, Helsinki is the 1st largest city in Finland.

✈️ Closest airport 16 km Helsinki Vantaa Airport
😷 Air quality Excellent 5.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 87 University of Helsinki
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Prices in Helsinki

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$66.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.22
 Cappuccino
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1045
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$827
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1904
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1357
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$84
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9413
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4867
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.93
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$66.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$2.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$74.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$20.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$94.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$82
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$439
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5440

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