THE BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN FINLAND

Every year more than 20 thousand foreigners, the lion's share of which are citizens of the CIS countries, especially Russians, receive a residence permit in Finland. Moreover, several thousand representatives of the Russian Federation every year apply for a Finnish passport and stay in this beautiful country forever. This is not surprising, given the close geographical, historical and economic ties between the two countries.

Finland is a very developed country with a high standard of living, a member of the European Union and an active member of the global trading system. Here there is beautiful nature and clean air, good infrastructure and quality medicine, established democracy and a transparent legal system. In short, work and life in Finland attracts thousands of foreigners from all over the world. Even in spite of high prices and cold weather in winter.

Next, let's highlight the best cities for immigration and living in Finland in 2021.

LIST OF THE BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN FINLAND

CITY
1. Tampere
2. Turku
3. Helsinki
4. Espoo
5. Oulu

TOP 5 BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN FINLAND

TAMPERE

Tampere

According to numerous surveys and studies by Finnish publications, the best city to live in Finland is Tampere. The third largest population center in the country, which is home to about 235.6 thousand people. The city is located in the south of Finland between two lakes – Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Tampere attracts with its favorable geographical location, wide opportunities for education and employment in Finland.

Renting a one-bedroom studio in the center of Tampere costs an average of 715 euros per month.

TURKU

Turku

The population of Turku is 191.6 thousand people. It is the sixth most populous city in Finland, located on the southwest coast. Here functions one of the best universities in Finland – the University of Turku. In general, it is a cozy place not only to study but also to immigrate with family, career and business in Finland. The city has incredible nature, many historical sites and modern art.

Renting a one-bedroom studio in the center of Turku costs an average of 670 euros per month.

HELSINKI

Helsinki

Helsinki, located in the southern part of the country on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland, ranks third on the list of the best cities to immigrate to Finland. Its population exceeds 630 thousand people, of which about 10% are foreigners. Work in Helsinki provides an average income of about 4 thousand euros a month, which is the highest in the country. The downside of living in the capital is the high cost of housing, food and services.

Renting a one-bedroom studio in the center of Helsinki costs an average of 1,135 euros per month.

ESPOO

Espoo

Espoo is Finland's second most populous city after the capital, with 270,400 people. It is located in the south of the country (west of Helsinki) on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of the Baltic Sea. It is a very lively place, where international concerts and festivals, large-scale cultural and sports events are regularly held. Espoo is a safe environment for living, raising children, professional activity and doing business.

Renting a one-bedroom studio in the center of Espoo costs on average 950 euros per month.

OULU

Oulu

At the bottom of the top 5 best cities to live in Finland is the beautiful city of Oulu, located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia in the northwestern part of the country. The fifth city by number of inhabitants, which is registered a little over 200 thousand people. One of the most affordable places to live in Finland with beautiful parks for outdoor activities in summer and modern ski slopes for winter time.

Renting a one-bedroom studio in the center of Oulu costs an average of 560 euros per month.

In conclusion, note that Finland is among the ten richest countries in Europe in terms of GDP per capita. In addition, according to the official UN report – World Happiness Report 2021, which includes 156 countries in the world, for the fourth year in a row, Finland is recognized as the happiest country in the world.

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