Cost of living in Joensuu, Finland

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) €8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €7
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.00
12 eggs, large €2.43
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €3.99
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €4.93
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €2.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.94
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €11
2 liters of Coca-Cola €2.89
Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.09
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area €861
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area €863
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat €100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area €700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area €400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €16
40” flat screen TV €469
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €99
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €15
Hourly rate for cleaning help €20
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) €110
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) €45
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €50
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new €27,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.46
Monthly ticket public transport €65
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) €8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) €90
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.47
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.00
4 rolls of toilet paper €1.96
Tube of toothpaste €2.82
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city €20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies €23
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club €7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city €4.00
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €4.55
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB €595
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.07
1 month of gym membership in business district €47
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes €5.50
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 02, 2016.

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