Cost of Living in Tampere, Finland

How Much Does It Cost to Live In Tampere?

Tampere is the largest industrial city in Finland.

The citizens are happy to enjoy the two lakes in between of which Tampere is located.

All in all, there are hundreds of lakes around the city which makes Tampere a huge port city where you can enjoy a trip on a boat or a small steamer.

You will be in the center of cultural events like cinema and festivals if only you choose to spend your vacation here.

Tampere has numerous museums, churches, and parks so people here enjoy both human and natural creations.

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Tampere is the third largest city in Finland after Helsinki and Espoo, and the prices here are also high.

Although, a lot of typically Finnish, cozy and specific restaurants, pubs and cafes offer meals which are cheaper than $15.

You should definitely visit a home-based restaurant here to get the real taste of things.



The leading market in Tampere is an old colorful market next to the central square of the city.

It is about a hundred years old and the reason it is still there is people really love it.

The most expensive items of goods are beef round ($15), chicken breasts ($12), and mid-range wine ($12).



If you want to buy a new car in Tampere, you should be ready to spend as much as $28,497.87 for a new Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW trendline or equivalent.

Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97 kW comfort costs $500 more at the average.

The most often used public transport is the bus.



The Internet connection in Tampere does not differ a lot from the rest of the country, in particular, the biggest cities of Helsinki, Espoo, and Turku.

Water, electricity, cooling, heating, and garbage are cheaper here and cost only $133.96 per family per month.

Prepaid mobile phone connection at the local tariff without discounts is $0.08 per minute.

Sports and leisure


To subscribe to a fitness club programme for a month, you should pay $45.53 per adult.

Kids are involved in different kinds of activities here, like skiing, swimming, athletics, tennis, baseball, etc.

Cinema is rather expensive, $15.30 per seat at the international release.

Clothing and shoes


Everyone will find something of their interest in Tampere.

This city is not so popular among the shopaholic tourists, but definitely has a lot of secrets to unfold.

There are some less known brands at really good prices and of high quality in the large shopping malls and in the boutiques in the city center.

Rent per month


A lot of older people and students in Tampere rent flats and houses since it has been less time consuming than buying and selling a private apartment.

Try to search for apartments in less popular regions at lower prices and do not hesitate to use the services of the realtors.

People of all the religions, ethnic origins and nationality are protected by law and can not be discriminated by the landlords.

Cost of Living Averages Table for Tampere

*Note: All prices are indicated in USD.
Average Restaurant Prices
Meal (Inexpensive Restaurant)$11.34
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter)$6.23
Water (0.33 Liter)$1.47
Average Market Prices
Milk (1 Liter)$1.07
Loaf Bread (500g)$2.60
Eggs (12)$2.17
Average Transport Prices
One Way Ticket$3.40
Monthly Pass$57.81
Average Utilities Prices
Basic (Water, Electricity, Garbage, Heating, Cooling)$133.96
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local$0.08
Internet (Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)$27.40
Average Leisure Prices
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult$45.53
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour)$26.07
Cinema, 1 Seat, International Release$15.30
Average Clothing Prices
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Comparable)$93.62
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, etc...)$35.13
1 Pair of Adidas Walking Shoes (Mid-Range)$95.55
Average Rent Prices
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Center$771.26
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Center$615.62
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Center$1326.74

How Does the Average Person Spend Their Money in Tampere?

The average person living in Tampere, Finland spends his or her money on markets.

This is the biggest item of expenditure because the products are fresh and of high quality and this is a big pleasure to cook at home.

Also, Tampere has lots of restaurants with homemade food.

Restaurants and transportation show an almost equal percentage of money spent on them, 15.5% against 13.6%.

As much as 6.8% of income is given to sports activities and leisure time.

The less is traditionally spent on shoes and clothing.

Monthly rent is five times more expensive than utilities for an average family in Tampere.

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Tampere: Average Salary, Minimum Wage & Mortgages

There is no fixed national minimum wage in Tampere just like on the rest of the Finnish territory.

Both local residents and foreign employees have the chance to earn much money if they have a relevant qualification and experience.

The most money is given to doctors, lawyers, teachers, and dentists.

Expats and emigrants coming here for work can find some seasonal jobs on the plants or collecting fruits and vegetables.

They are living in the rented flats, but are also allowed to take a mortgage if they managed to get a residence permit.

The percentage of such a housing loan makes 1.62% annually and the accommodation must be paid out within 20 years.

Average Salary$2576.79
Minimum Wage$
Mortgage Interest Rate1.62%

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