Published: 20 February 2009

Rents increased by 3.4 per cent in 2008

Rents of residential dwellings increased by an average of 3.4 per cent in 2008 from the year before. Rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings increased as well in the whole country, by an average of 3.4 per cent. In Greater Helsinki the rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings increased by 4.2 per cent and in the rest of Finland by 3.0 per cent. The rents of government-subsidised rental dwellings increased by 3.4 per cent in the whole country.

The average rent per square metre of non-subsidised rental dwellings was EUR 9.73 per square metre in the whole country. The average rent per square metre for non-subsidised rental dwellings was EUR 12.69 per square metre in Greater Helsinki and EUR 8.71 per square metre in the rest of Finland. The average rent per square metre of government-subsidised rental dwellings was EUR 8.38 per square metre in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki it stood at EUR 9.38 and in the rest of Finland at EUR 7.96 per square metre

In Helsinki the rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings increased by 4.4 per cent, in Espoo by 3.5 and in Vantaa by 3.7 per cent. In Tampere rents increased by 4.2 and in Turku by 4.3 per cent. Rents in Jyväskylä rose by 0.7 per cent, in Kuopio by 3.6 and in Lahti by 3.3 per cent.

These data derive from Statistics Finland’s annual statistics on the rents of dwellings. The statistics are based on interview data collected in connection with the Labour Force Survey and data obtained from the Social Security Institution’s housing register. Statistics on rents of dwellings include some 216,000 rental dwellings.

The data concerning the Autonomous Territory of Åland Islands: http://www.asub.ax/files/HYRA2008NY.pdf


Source: Rents of dwellings, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Martti Korhonen (09) 1734 3451, Paula Paavilainen (09) 1734 3397

Director in charge: Kari Molnar

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Updated 20.2.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rents of dwellings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1018. 2008. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/asvu/2008/asvu_2008_2009-02-20_tie_001_en.html