Budgeting for your studies in Finland

Finland is an affordable country for students, living costs are moderate – way below its Nordic neighbors and larger cities in Europe. As a student in Finland, you are most often entitled to discounts in public transports, recreational facilities, meals etc.

Before the beginning of your studies, it might be a good idea to prepare a budget to roughly calculate your estimated living costs. The budget needs to be sufficiently detailed, however, budgeting is not an easy process, so we made a simple yet realistic expenditure overview.

In addition to tuition fees, you need to budget for the following expenses:

The first three items on the list vary a lot in prices, depending on how you like to fly, where and how you will live and what kind of coverage your insurance will have.

Cost of living in Finland

Here you’ll find more detailed information about the costs of living in Finland. Please note that the prices given below are average prices in Finland. Prices may differ between cities, i.e. prices in Helsinki may not be the same as those in Kajaani.