Quality of Location and Living Conditions Finland & Helsinki

Finland and Helsinki are awesome places to live. According to the World Happiness Report, Finland is the happiest country in the world (both 2018 and 2019). Helsinki was listed at the beginning of 2020 the best city in the world for families by Movinga.

Living in Helsinki is easy for those too who are non-Finnish-speaking. The majority of services are available in English and the city of Helsinki is working towards even better services in English. All children registered in Helsinki are entitled to kindergarten placement. Education has high-quality and it is equal to different kinds of people. Accessing healthcare is easy and quick. Finland and Helsinki, and also the companies, support being a parent with parental leaves and flexible working hours. Equality, trustworthiness and reliability are important things for Finland and its’ citizens.

There is a lot of options for free time in Helsinki and city does a great job combining peace of nature and urban buzz. There are plenty of free events around the year and the nearest forest is just a short buss drive away.

MyHelsinki-website offers all kinds of good information about living and working in Helsinki and in Finland.

Helsinki metropolitan area-specific statistics:

  • Population: 1,178,002 (31.1.2019)
  • Average population age: 40.7 (2019)
  • Foreigners living in the region: 120,130 (1/2019)
  • Households with access to broadband (rate): 76% (2017)
  • Average housing rent incl. heating and service costs per m²: 16,7 € (2018)
  • Share of available formal childcare places per 1,000 children: 1,000
  • Share of children taking part of formal childcare: 76,7 % (2018)
  • Medical doctors per 1,000 citizens: 4.5 (2016)
  • Distribution of income in the population per income quintile: 26.5 % belong to highest income quintile (2016)
  • Direct passenger flights to other cities (Helsinki-Vantaa): 17.2 m (2016),
  • 300 flights / day to destinations outside Finland

Finland-wide statistics:

  • Households with access to broadband: (rate) 54% (2017)
  • Share in public expenditure on culture: 448,000,000 € (2019)
  • Crime records: 443,500 (2018)
  • Traffic offences: 315,467 (2019)
  • Average housing rent incl. heating and service costs per m²: 12,9 € (2018)
  • Share of available formal childcare places per 1,000 children: 1,000
  • Share of children taking part of formal childcare: 73,9 % (2018)
  • Medical doctors per 1,000 citizens: 3.8 (2016)
  • Distribution of income in the population per income quintile: 20.0 % belong to highest quintile (2015)
  • Commercial airports for passenger flights: 5

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Status: 01/2019

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