Expat Neighborhoods

Common expat neighborhoods include:

• Merihaka
• Käpylä
• Kreutzberg
• Kackney
• Brooklyn
• Kallio

Rental Housing Cost

Rent depends on the type, size, and location of the property:

City Centre:
• Studio: 927 EUR
• 1 Bed: 1.120 EUR

Outside the City:
• Studio: 730 EUR
• 1 Bed: 850 EUR


Local Details


Public transportation in Helsinki is comprehensive and efficient with buses, trains, trams, the metro, and a ferrry. Many expats elect not to buy cars because public transportation may be faster and parking is limited and expensive in the city.

Fun Facts

Helsinki has some of the cleanest tap water of all big cities in the world.

Helsinki is one of the coldest cities in the world, as it does not receive sunshine for about 51 consecutive days in the winter. The city has around 101 average annual days of snow.

Local Currency