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Latest publication: Rents of dwellings 2021, 4th quarter

Published: 21 October 2021

Non-subsidised rents increased in July to September

In July to September 2021, non-subsidised rents increased by 0.9 per cent in Greater Helsinki and by 1.0 per cent in the rest of Finland in a year. The rents of non-subsidised rental dwellings rose most in Turku (1.7%) and Tampere (1.5%) and least in Jyväskylä (0.2%) and Pori (0.0%). Non-subsidised rents decreased in Mikkeli (-0.1%).

The development of rents in non-subsidised rental dwellings, index 2015=100

The development of rents in non-subsidised rental dwellings, index 2015=100

Compared with 2015, non-subsidised rents have risen most in Kerava (10.7 %) and Turku (10.6 %). The rise in rents has been lowest in Seinäjoki (3.5 %) and Pori (4.4 %). In Greater Helsinki, rents have risen by 8.9 per cent and in the rest of the country by 7.2 per cent from 2015.

Rents for government-subsidised rental dwellings have increased by 9.0 per cent in Greater Helsinki and by 6.8 per cent in the rest of Finland from 2015. Rents for government-subsidised rental dwellings have risen most in Kuopio (11.6 %) and least in Rovaniemi (2.6 %)

Rents for non-subsidised rental dwellings, 3rd quarter 2021

Region Index 2015=100 Quarterly change in index, % Yearly change in index, % Number* Rent per square meter (euro/m²) Rent for new tenancies (euro/m²)
Whole country 107.9 0.2 0.9 119 815 15.3 16.5
Greater Helsinki 108.9 0.1 0.9 43 154 20.3 21.4
Rest of the country (whole country - Greater Helsinki) 107.2 0.2 1.0 76 661 13.1 14.0
Helsinki 108.8 0.1 0.9 24 293 21.5 22.8
Helsinki 1 107.1 0.1 0.9 3 608 23.2 25.5
Helsinki 2 108.7 0.1 0.7 9 420 22.6 23.5
Helsinki 3 107.0 0.1 0.6 2 874 20.3 20.9
Helsinki 4 111.5 0.2 1.4 8 391 18.9 19.7
Espoo-Kauniainen 108.2 0.1 0.9 8 481 18.5 19.3
Vantaa 110.1 0.1 0.8 10 380 18.3 19.2
Satellite municipalities 108.3 0.3 1.1 5 310 15.1 15.9
Tampere 109.6 0.3 1.5 11 643 15.6 16.3
Turku 110.6 0.4 1.7 8 906 14.7 15.7
Lahti 104.7 0.1 0.6 4 140 13.6 13.9
Kuopio 108.0 0.2 0.7 3 556 14.5 15.1
Jyväskylä 106.0 -0.0 0.2 5 650 14.4 15.2
Oulu 108.6 0.3 1.3 6 648 13.6 14.1
1) * Number of observations included in the index calculation

In non-subsidised rental dwellings, the highest average rent levels are found in Helsinki (EUR 21.5 per m²), Espoo (EUR 18.5 per m²) and Vantaa (EUR 18.3 per m²). The lowest rents are in Kouvola (EUR 10.8 per m²), Rauma (EUR 11.0 per m²) and Pori (EUR 11.2 per m²). In new tenancies signed during the past six months, the average price of a rented square metre of a one-room flat was EUR 27.5 per m² in Helsinki, EUR 20.0 per m² in Tampere and EUR 18.9 per m² in Turku.

These data derive from Statistics Finland's quarterly statistics on rents of dwellings, which are based on data from the Social Insurance Institution’s housing aid register and private rental housing companies.


Source: Rents of dwellings, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Martti Korhonen 029 551 3451, Elina Peltoniemi 029 551 3088, asuminen.hinnat@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 21.10.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Rents of dwellings [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-1018. 3rd quarter 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.1.2022].
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