Cost of living in Finland

Finland is known from its high standard of living. This also means that the country is not the cheapest one in the world. Still, in Lappeenranta you can get by with a couple of hundred euros less than you can in the major cities in Finland.

Students have to pay for their books and other materials, plus their accommodation and living expenses. In Lappeenranta, an individual’s average total monthly living expenses amount to approximately EUR 700. The cost of living in Finland is about the same as in other EU countries.

Remember that a student card enables you to get meals and other services at student prices wherever you are studying, along with reductions in the cost of transport, museums and various cultural events and recreational activities. If you are a non-EU/EEA student and plan to study in a Master’s programme that charges tuition fees, you need to take these into account when planning the financing of your studies in Finland.

You can find more information about living costs in Finland from the Study in Finland web page.