Travel budget in Finland

Finland: calculate your travel budget

Finland: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Finland for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1860* (1722 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 142 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 4289* (3948 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 168 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 80 per person
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 33 per person

Total budget:

$ 6457* (5936 €)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).



Cost of living in Finland in 2024

Cost of living: Finland VS United States

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Finland in 2024 is 6% higher than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Finland by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Finland compared to the national average.

Cities /Finland View Details
Joensuu 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Joensuu
Oulu 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Oulu
Ylivieska 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ylivieska
Vantaa 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vantaa
Helsinki 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Helsinki
Iisalmi 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Iisalmi
Tampere 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tampere
Rovaniemi 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rovaniemi

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Local prices in Finland by expense type

Finland: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Finland is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 16/person
($ 11 to $ 22)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 21
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 44/person
($ 31 to $ 66)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 11/person
($ 8.9 to $ 12)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.6 for 500ml
($ 5.4 to $ 10)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.6 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.7)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.5/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 6.3)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 2 to $ 4.4)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.8/bottle
($ 1.1 to $ 3.3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1

Finland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Finland costs 30% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 119/night
($ 26 to $ 445)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 128/night
($ 74 to $ 280)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 159
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 76 to $ 383)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 232
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 180/night
($ 110 to $ 339)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 310
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 197/night
($ 120 to $ 366)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 489
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 111/month
($ 77 to $ 203)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 175/month
($ 81 to $ 390)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 244
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 167/month
($ 104 to $ 316)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 215
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 131/month
($ 67 to $ 344)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 227
Family room
Family room
$ 228/month
($ 106 to $ 552)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 218

Finland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Finland costs 25% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.9 to $ 1.6)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 2.6/500g
($ 1.4 to $ 5.4)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 4.4)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.2/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 5)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 13/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 16)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.8)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 4.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 6.5)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.2)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Finland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Finland is 52% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 4.1)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.2)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 2.2/litre
($ 2 to $ 2.4)

120% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 7.6
($ 5.4 to $ 11)

102% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 64/24hrs
($ 39 to $ 138)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 56

Finland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Finland is 16% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 15 to $ 20)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 28/hr
($ 18 to $ 39)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Finland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Finland is 21% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 11/pack
($ 10 to $ 14)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 91
($ 49 to $ 120)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 37
($ 21 to $ 55)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44

Plane ticket budget

London → Helsinki
London → Helsinki
London → Helsinki
$ 129
(fair price: $ 94)
New York City → Helsinki
New York City → Helsinki
New York City → Helsinki
$ 940
(fair price: $ 652)
Edinburgh → Helsinki
Edinburgh → Helsinki
Edinburgh → Helsinki
$ 232
(fair price: $ 165)
Dublin → Helsinki
Dublin → Helsinki
Dublin → Helsinki
$ 219
(fair price: $ 155)
Manchester → Helsinki
Manchester → Helsinki
Manchester → Helsinki
$ 247
(fair price: $ 175)
Los Angeles → Helsinki
Los Angeles  → Helsinki
Los Angeles  → Helsinki
$ 903
(fair price: $ 716)
London → Tromso
London → Tromso
London → Tromso
$ 256
(fair price: $ 206)
Manchester → Tromso
Manchester → Tromso
Manchester → Tromso
$ 285
(fair price: $ 246)
London → Kittilä
London → Kittilä
London → Kittilä
$ 452
(fair price: $ 368)
London → Rovaniemi
London → Rovaniemi
London → Rovaniemi
$ 303
(fair price: $ 243)
Dublin → Tromso
Dublin → Tromso
Dublin → Tromso
$ 266
(fair price: $ 227)
Dublin → Rovaniemi
Dublin → Rovaniemi
Dublin → Rovaniemi
$ 336
(fair price: $ 267)

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About the information on the cost of living in Finland

The information about the cost of living in Finland shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Finland updated on 14-05-2024.

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