Cost of Living

The cost of living is relatively high in Finland, though comparable to the EU average. In comparison to the Helsinki metropolitan area, however, accommodation and other living costs are lower in eastern Finland.

When applying for your residence permit (non-EU/EEA citizens) you need to show that you have at least €1000 per month (12 000€ per year) at your disposal. For your accompanying spouse, the required sum is €700/month (€8 400 /year) and for a first child €500/month (€6000/year), second child €400/month (€4800/year). For example, if the family consists of two adults and two minor children, the required income totals €2,600 per month (€1,000+€700+€500+€400).

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