Finland

Why to live in Finland?

  1. The safest place in the world

Finland is one of the few countries in the world where lost wallets and mobile phones get returned to their rightful owner. People feel safe walking alone in city parks or use public transport regardless of the hour.

  1. The best place to be a mother

All mothers get to stay at home with their baby for almost a year with full salary or excellent benefits. When a parent with a child in a buggy uses public transport, they travel free of charge in most cities.

  1. The best education system in the world

Finland has held first place in OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for several years, ranking our education system as one of the world’s best.

This means that the Finnish school – also free of charge – is a good place for a child and that they are happy.

  1. The cleanest air

Finnish cities have some of the cleanest tap water of all big cities in the world and the cleanest air in Europe.

  1. The national stability

Finland boasts a government that is in full control of all Finnish territory and is a global leader in terms of stability. Its public services are excellent and, according to the Corruption Perception Index, Finland is the least corrupt country in the world, alongside Denmark and New Zealand.

  1. The magnificent nature

You may have heard that Finland is the “Land of a Thousand Lakes”. Well, it is also a land of thousands of forests. Over 70 % of Finland is taken over by beautiful forest – more than any other European country and an area larger than UK or Italy!  The 188 000 lakes of Finland, on the other hand, are so vast that Finland has most water in relation to land mass of all the countries in the world. This water is also some of the cleanest.

Finland’s coast boasts the world’s largest archipelago. It is difficult to get an exact number, but there are at least 70,000 islands, with over 20,000 of those being large enough for a small cabin or summer house.

  1. The freedom to roam the land

A Finnish term “Everyman’s right” (Jokamiehen Oikeus) means you can walk freely in the nature, anywhere you want.

Forests offer us mushrooms, berries and wonderful fresh air as we take in the smells, sounds and tastes of one of Europe’s last wilderness regions.

  1. It’s modern.

It’s modern because technology has been widely applied in many aspects of life (e.g. public transport, banking, schools, public services, etc.) to make things work smoothly.

  1. Inspirational design and architecture

Finnish designers today rank among the most exciting in the world: so don’t miss the chance to appreciate the graceful and sophisticated forms serving basic everyday functions in architecture, design and homeware.

  1. You can survive with English.

It surely depends on the regions you are living, but English is quite enough in many big cities since pretty much everyone there can speak English.