cost of living

  • Finland revealed to have 2nd highest petrol prices in Europe

    A petrol station displaying prices in Mäntsälä earlier this month (Image: Lehtikuva)

    A RECENT ANALYSIS OF PETROL PRICES across Europe has revealed that Finland has the second-highest fuel prices on the entire continent, averaging at around €1,70 per litre of petrol. 

  • Helsinki rises 18 places in global cost of living rankings

    HELSINKI HAS RISEN 18 PLACES in Mercer's annual Cost of Living Survey, which looks at the living expenses for overseas workers in 209 cities around the world. This year, the Finnish capital is ranked as the 56th most expensive city in the world, up from 74th place in 2020. 

  • Missing migrants, rising rents in Helsinki, and genderless clothes - Finland in the World Press

    THIS WEEK IT WAS REVEALEDthat the scale of undocumented refugees and asylum seekers in Finland is much greater than anyone anticipated. Recent reports have shown that as many as half of the 30,000 asylum seekers that entered Finland at the height of the refugee crisis may have “slipped underground”, with authorities having little to no details on their whereabouts or wellbeing.

    This has been attributed to Finland’s notoriously strict laws on seeking asylum and gaining legal residency in the country.