Travel budget in Finland

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Finland: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2046* (1722 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 120 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 16 per person

Total budget:

$ 3896* (3262 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 163 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 72 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 32 per person

Total budget:

$ 6270* (5250 €)

* 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 2019

Cost of living: Finland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Finland in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Finland in 2019 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
Kokkola 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kokkola
Vantaa 8% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vantaa
Salo 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Salo
Helsinki 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Helsinki
Iisalmi 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Iisalmi
Lohja 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lohja
Tromso 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tromso
Rovaniemi 19% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rovaniemi

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Local prices in Finland by expense type

Restaurant budget in Finland

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Finland is 24% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 12 to $ 18)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 40/person
($ 30 to $ 48)

42% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 8.4 to $ 10.3)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.2 for 500ml
($ 5.4 to $ 8.4)

69% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.1 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 3.6)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.1/cup
($ 3.5 to $ 4.8)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.7/can
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Finland

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Finland costs 11% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 175/night
( $ 175)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 78 to $ 116)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 109 to $ 179)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 182/night
($ 149 to $ 219)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 322/night
($ 275 to $ 373)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 498
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 90/month
($ 83 to $ 98)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 131/month
($ 100 to $ 164)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 165/month
($ 130 to $ 204)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 110/month
($ 104 to $ 116)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 214
Family room
Family room
$ 222/month
($ 156 to $ 322)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Finland

On average, the price of supermarket food in Finland costs 15% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.3)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.6)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.3/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2/salad
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

28% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.6
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 16/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 24)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Finland

On average, the price of transport in Finland is 56% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 3 to $ 3.9)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 66/month
($ 60 to $ 72)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 1.9)

136% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 8.1
($ 6.3 to $ 11)

133% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 47/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 139)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Finland

On average, the cost of housing in Finland costs 35% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 130/month
($ 69 to $ 299)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 29/month
($ 18 to $ 36)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 870/month
($ 658 to $ 1195)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 686/month
($ 478 to $ 956)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1082
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1482/month
($ 968 to $ 2151)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2231
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1120/month
($ 837 to $ 1554)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 45/month
($ 24 to $ 72)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 340/month
($ 180 to $ 514)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7516/yr
($ 805 to $ 10754)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18231

Leisure activity budget in Finland

On average, budget for leisure activities in Finland is 42% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 16/ticket
($ 15 to $ 18)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 27/hr
($ 18 to $ 42)

61% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Finland

On average, shopping budget in Finland is 38% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.5/pack
($ 7.2 to $ 9.3)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 102
($ 60 to $ 120)

117% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 60)

2% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 101
($ 72 to $ 120)

27% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 138
($ 96 to $ 180)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Helsinki
New York City → Helsinki
New York City → Helsinki
$ 744
(fair price: $ 597)
Manchester → Helsinki
Manchester → Helsinki
Manchester → Helsinki
$ 226
(fair price: $ 196)
Los Angeles → Helsinki
Los Angeles  → Helsinki
Los Angeles  → Helsinki
$ 878
(fair price: $ 731)
Edinburgh → Helsinki
Edinburgh → Helsinki
Edinburgh → Helsinki
$ 235
(fair price: $ 212)
Dublin → Helsinki
Dublin → Helsinki
Dublin → Helsinki
$ 268
(fair price: $ 213)
Toronto (Ontario) → Helsinki
Toronto (Ontario) → Helsinki
Toronto (Ontario) → Helsinki
$ 903
(fair price: $ 794)
Sydney → Helsinki
Sydney → Helsinki
Sydney → Helsinki
$ 1364
(fair price: $ 1206)
London → Helsinki
London → Helsinki
London → Helsinki
$ 189
(fair price: $ 161)
Melbourne → Helsinki
Melbourne → Helsinki
Melbourne → Helsinki
$ 1329
(fair price: $ 1199)
Montreal → Helsinki
Montreal → Helsinki
Montreal → Helsinki
$ 897
(fair price: $ 808)
Perth → Helsinki
Perth → Helsinki
Perth → Helsinki
$ 1292
(fair price: $ 1146)
Auckland → Helsinki
Auckland → Helsinki
Auckland → Helsinki
$ 1548
(fair price: $ 1432)
Manchester → Tromso
Manchester → Tromso
Manchester → Tromso
$ 343
(fair price: $ 299)
London → Tromso
London → Tromso
London → Tromso
$ 347
(fair price: $ 306)
Dublin → Tromso
Dublin → Tromso
Dublin → Tromso
$ 288
(fair price: $ 251)
Edinburgh → Tromso
Edinburgh → Tromso
Edinburgh → Tromso
$ 358
(fair price: $ 324)

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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, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Finland updated on 13-07-2019.

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