Life in Helsinki

Work-Life Balance

The 2021 Work-Life Balance Index has listed Helsinki as the best city among 40 of the world’s attractive cities.

Education

The Finnish school system is respected around the world and free of charge education has a long tradition.

Peace of Nature

The city of Helsinki offers plentiful options for outdoor recreation, from parks to sports fields and beaches, forests and the charming archipelago.

Immigration Services

The initial screening offered by immigration services helps newcomers get on their feet and provides them with information about housing, work and educational opportunities, as well as services for families.

Everyday Life in English

Helsinki is growing more international and puts a lot of effort into top-notch language education. Services are readily available in English, a language that citizens have a good command of. Applying for work can also be done in English.

Compact City

Wherever you travel in Helsinki, you can reach your destination quickly and easily. The local train or bus takes you to the airport in a half hour, and the same amount of time is enough to bike through the city from east to west.

Healthcare

All Helsinkians are automatically covered by the city’s healthcare system. And access is quick and easy.

Events

Festivals, all kinds of art, culinary pleasures and sports events. In Helsinki, you can experience the appeal of urban culture regardless of the season.

Tech Industry

Helsinki has emerged as the European capital of tech over the past ten years. The biggest investments in the digital industries go to world-class start-ups, scale-ups, game studios and tech companies which employ the best international talents.

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