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  • Connect with fellow Austrians in Finland

  • Get information in our Finland guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Finland

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InterNations – Uniting Austrians living in Finland

Would you like to get in touch with other Austrians in Finland? Are you in need of help and advice from your Austrian compatriots? Or would you like to join other Austrian expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. the thousands of lakes and little islands?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Finland or are still living in Austria and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Finland offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of Austrian expats in Finland, coming from all corners of Austria - from Salzburg, over Vienna to Innsbruck.

Austrian Expats Moving to Finland: Your Questions, Answered

If you’re a new or soon-to-be expat in Finland, you probably aren’t quite sure yet what it will be like. That’s why we gathered the answers to some key questions you may have about life in Finland. If you want to ask more specific questions — or even share your own tips — join InterNations! You’ll be part of a community of new and experienced expats who love to help each other out.

What are the most common nationalities in Finland? As an expat in Finland, you'll meet people from many different cultures (especially if you're an InterNations member!) The top nationalities in the InterNations Communities in Finland currently are:

  • Russians
  • Indians
  • Americans
  • British

Which cities are most popular among expats in Finland? Some cities attract more expats than others. These are the cities with the largest expat communities in Finland:

  • Helsinki
  • Oulu
  • Pori

How much rent do expats pay in Finland? Your personal situation plays a role here. Single expats spend on average 915 USD on their accommodation per month, while expat families spend around 1.560 USD. And of course, rents can also vary greatly depending on the location and city within Finland.

To give you an idea of what to expect, here are some rent averages for the most popular cities in Finland.

Average rent in Helsinki

  • Single expats: 1.169 USD
  • Expat families: 2.078 USD

Average rent in Oulu

  • Single expats: 759 USD
  • Expat families: 1.316 USD

Average rent in Pori

  • Single expats: 572 USD
  • Expat families: 928 USD

How safe is Finland? You may be wondering about safety. In general people perceive their personal safety situation in Finland as very safe. People rate the risk of falling victim to petty crime (such as pickpocketing or minor theft) as very low. They consider the chance of being the victim of violent crime (including mugging) very low. And, they rate confidence in the police force and related local authorities as very high.

How safe is Finland for women? Female expats rated the safety situation in Finland as very safe. This is based on the feedback of expat women living in Finland (rather than actual crime statistics). So obviously this can be highly subjective and depends on factors such as where people live.

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Find Tips and Advice on Finland from Austrian Expats

Of course, expat living in Finland is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Austrians is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Finnish way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Austrians in Finland, residing in Helsinki, Oulu, Pori and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Austrians in Helsinki.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for Austrian food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Finnish InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Austria in Finland.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Finland Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get Apfelstrudel in Oulu.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Finland to get information on institutions from your home country, including the Austrian embassy.

From the thousands of lakes and little islands to its beautiful birch forests and coniferous taiga woods, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly Austrian expats in Finland.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Austrians in Finland

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Finland. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Finnish poronkäristys, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Helsinki’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see Finnish Lapland beyond the polar circle as well as other beautiful landmarks in Finland.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from Austria and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Servus from our Austrians living in Finland!

Meet other Austrians at our events in Finland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Austrians expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

We start at Meritullintori and take the ferry to Kruunuvuorenranta. Our first stop is the reopened restaurant and terrace at Stansvik's mansion. We will enjoy a meal or coffee and cake and take in th
May 19, 2024, 1:00 PM
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Let's start from the much maligned Itäkeskus and see what gems it has to offer on a walk back to Herttoniemi. We will head for the Friendship Park to see if its monument is still there. Then next to
May 25, 2024, 4:00 PM
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This is an educational occasion for families, scholars and those who want to be a part of a thought provoking occasion. Various embassies will be represented and will share their opinions about the st
May 25, 2024, 6:00 PM
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Calling all newbies to InterNations! This is an event, NOT to be missed! Smaller and cosier, this is the event where: - Ambassadors are available to answer questions about InterNations - Consuls pre

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