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Francois Bertrand

"I found a former Helsinki expat who had recently moved back to Brazil, so we swapped all the important need-to-knows."

Maria Loura

"Some information on InterNations helped me a great deal, and I'm sure other expats in Helsinki feel the same way."

Make the most of living and working in Helsinki

Expat living in Helsinki raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Finnish authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺHow do I write a CV addressed to a Finnish company?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend social clubs for expats in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Helsinki takes a lot of time. Our Helsinki expat guide is there to make your relocation to Helsinki as easy as possible. Starting with health-care to information about food & shopping, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Helsinki.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Helsinki. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Melbourne to living in Vienna.

Top Articles in the Helsinki Expat Guide

  • Moving to Helsinki

    The cost of living is high in Helsinki, but many expatriates are drawn to the city nonetheless, with the majority of expats being partners and families where one spouse is Finnish. It is estimated that there are over 120,000 expat families in Finland, with the majority choosing to settle in Helsinki.
  • Living in Helsinki

    The capital of Finland has much to offer expats. In several surveys, Helsinki has been voted one of the world’s most desirable cities to live in. While Finnish and Swedish are the official languages, the majority of people also speak another language, usually English.
  • Working in Finland

    Working in Finland comes with many opportunities, for example in the IT and healthcare sectors. If you have an entrepreneurial mind, it is also fruitful territory to launch new projects and to be self-employed. InterNations covers the basics of working in Finland, from finding a job to learning Finnish.

Information on the Expat Life in Helsinki

Are you looking specifically for real-estate agents in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Finland? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Helsinki provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Helsinki. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Helsinki expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Helsinki and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Hyvää päivää among our expats living and working in Helsinki.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Helsinki? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Ho Chi Minh City or living in Vancouver!

Francois Bertrand

"I found a former Helsinki expat who had recently moved back to Brazil, so we swapped all the important need-to-knows."

Maria Loura

"Some information on InterNations helped me a great deal, and I'm sure other expats in Helsinki feel the same way."

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