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:

  • $ 87 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 17 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 2056* (1722 €)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 122 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3999* (3346 €)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 167 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 76 per person
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 34 per person

Total budget:

$ 6494* (5446 €)

* 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 2021

Cost of living: Finland VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Finland in 2021 is 31% 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
Kokkola 15% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kokkola
Kotka 13% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kotka
Vantaa 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Vantaa
Lahti 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lahti
Lieksa 4% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lieksa
Lohja 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Lohja
Helsinki 1% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Helsinki
Tromso 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tromso
Rovaniemi 20% 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 23% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 15/person
($ 11 to $ 21)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 42/person
($ 30 to $ 60)

35% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 9.6/person
($ 9 to $ 11)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.2 for 500ml
($ 4.4 to $ 9.6)

42% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2 to $ 4.8)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.3/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 6)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3/can
($ 2.3 to $ 4.2)

53% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.9/bottle
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

21% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Finland: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Finland costs 10% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 175/night
( $ 175)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 96/night
($ 78 to $ 116)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 147/night
($ 113 to $ 183)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 186/night
($ 150 to $ 230)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 315/night
($ 268 to $ 369)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 90/month
($ 83 to $ 100)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 163/month
($ 118 to $ 217)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 165/month
($ 130 to $ 208)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 109/month
($ 102 to $ 115)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 231/month
($ 155 to $ 340)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Finland: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Finland costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.4/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 5.4)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 4.3)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 12/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 16)

29% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.6)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 3.6/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 5.4)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Finland: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Finland is 76% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 3.6/ticket
($ 3.3 to $ 4.2)

61% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.9/km
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2)

166% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 7.2
($ 5.9 to $ 11)

118% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 47/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 139)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Finland: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Finland is 56% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 17/ticket
($ 14 to $ 20)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 29/hr
($ 18 to $ 36)

75% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Finland: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Finland is 54% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.6/pack
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 103
($ 60 to $ 132)

125% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 45
($ 24 to $ 60)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Helsinki
London → Helsinki
London → Helsinki
$ 175
(fair price: $ 146)
Manchester → Helsinki
Manchester → Helsinki
Manchester → Helsinki
$ 229
(fair price: $ 189)
New York City → Helsinki
New York City → Helsinki
New York City → Helsinki
$ 758
(fair price: $ 566)
Dublin → Helsinki
Dublin → Helsinki
Dublin → Helsinki
$ 244
(fair price: $ 186)
Edinburgh → Helsinki
Edinburgh → Helsinki
Edinburgh → Helsinki
$ 238
(fair price: $ 204)
Los Angeles → Helsinki
Los Angeles  → Helsinki
Los Angeles  → Helsinki
$ 845
(fair price: $ 689)
London → Tromso
London → Tromso
London → Tromso
$ 236
(fair price: $ 188)
Manchester → Tromso
Manchester → Tromso
Manchester → Tromso
$ 309
(fair price: $ 259)
London → Kittilä
London → Kittilä
London → Kittilä
$ 512
(fair price: $ 402)
Los Angeles → Rovaniemi
Los Angeles  → Rovaniemi
Los Angeles  → Rovaniemi
$ 359
(fair price: $ 27)
Dublin → Rovaniemi
Dublin → Rovaniemi
Dublin → Rovaniemi
$ 1176
(fair price: $ 196)
New York City → Rovaniemi
New York City → Rovaniemi
New York City → Rovaniemi
$ 1400
(fair price: $ 232)


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 24-07-2021.

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