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

    230 - 500

    Food

    150 - 200

    Books, Equipment and Materials

    50

    Transport

    35

    Leisure and other costs

    85 - 150

    Total approximately

    550 - 935


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

    Prices

    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

    1 €/l

    coffee

    kahvi

    3,50 - 5,5 €/500g

    tea

    tee

    2 - 5 €/50g

    cheese

    juusto

    5 - 15 €/kg

    yoghurt

    jugurtti

    1-2 €/kg

    ice cream

    jäätelö

    1,00 - 5,00 €

    eggs

    kananmunat

    2-7 €/kg

    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