Living in Vaasa and Finland

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Finland is on average comparable to the rest of Europe. The living expenses of a student in Vaasa vary according to the life style and the type of accommodation.
For basic expenses such as food, rent and transportation a student will need 490 – 775 € per month which will be spent roughly in the following way (prices in Euros):

Rent

200 - 400

Food

120 - 170

Books, Equipment and Materials

50

Transport

35

Leisure and other costs

85 - 150

Total approximately

490 - 805

The above estimate does not cover the cost of travel to and from your home country, holidays or private travel in Finland.

The following prices are average prices and they will vary.

loaf of bread

leipä

1 - 4 €

butter, margarine

voi, margariini

3,5 - 6€/kg

sugar

sokeri

1 €/kg

milk

maito

0,90 €/l

coffee

kahvi

3,50 - 5,5 €/500g

tea

tee

2 - 5 €/50g

cheese

juusto

5 - 10 €/kg

yoghurt

jugurtti

1,80 €/l

ice cream

jäätelö

1,50 - 3,00 €

eggs

kananmunat

1,80 €/10pcs

Breakfast cereal

aamiaishiutaleet

1 - 4,50 €/500g

pasta

pasta

0,50 - 2 €/500g

potatoes

perunat

< 1 €/kg

tomatoes

tomaatit

2,50-5,00 €/kg

beef

naudanliha

12-20 €/kg

mincemeat

jauheliha

6 - 10 €/kg

apples

omenat

1,50-2,50 €/kg

oranges

appelsiinit

1,50 €/kg

bananas

banaanit

1,50 €/kg

pork sianliha 4,5-11 €/kg

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