Pricing of research data and services

The prices are in force in 2022. Remote access prices for 2023 are shown below. The prices are exclusive of value added tax (24%).

All prices will be updated in accordance with The Decree of the Ministry of Finance Concerning the Charge Criteria of the Performances of Statistics Finland for 2023 as soon as possible. Prices for 2023 are available on the Finnish pages.

Research data

Service prices

Service Price
New user licence or extension of data EUR 500
Continuation of licence or changes in the users of data EUR 350
Charge for hour worked EUR 105 per hour
Division of invoice to several organisations EUR 105
Renting of a Research Laboratory workstation EUR 70 per day
Re-opening remote access for the research project after closing EUR 350

User licence includes one hour of preparatory work. The cost for processing the application will be invoiced regardless of whether the application is approved or not. An application that is canceled or that is not completed after handling of it has started, is invoiced according to the amount of work performed.

Tailored data

The compiling and editing of research data are priced at an hourly rate according to the number of hours worked.

Ready-made datasets

The prices of ready-made datasets can now be found on our web pages in the same location as other information concerning the micro data.

Microsimulation datasets

Dataset Price
SISU register datasets, 15 per cent samples for each dataset year Remote access pricing
SISU register dataset, separate sample EUR 1,000 per dataset year
Microsimulation version of Household Budget Survey service dataset 2012 dataset (both versions): EUR 3,900;
2016 dataset: EUR 3,900;
all datasets: EUR 5,175

Remote access use

A research project-specific use charge is paid for the virtual machine the research project has rented as well as a user fee based on the number of users using the machine. The research project selects a suitable virtual machine for its use.

Prices from 1.1.2023

Product Price
Virtual machine S (8 GB RAM, 4 cores) EUR 2,800 per year
Virtual machine M (16 GB RAM, 6 cores) EUR 3,500 per year
Virtual machine L (32 GB RAM, 8 cores) EUR 4,500 per year
Virtual machine XL (64 GB RAM, 8 cores EUR 6,200 per year
User fee EUR 250 per year / person

Prices for 2022

Product Price
Virtual machine S (8 GB RAM, 4 cores) EUR 2,800 per year
Virtual machine M (16 GB RAM, 6 cores) EUR 3,500 per year
Virtual machine L (32 GB RAM, 8 cores) EUR 4,500 per year
Virtual machine XL (64 GB RAM, 8 cores) EUR 6,200 per year
User fee EUR 180 per year / person

The remote access charges are invoiced twice a year, the invoicing period is six months: use between January and June is charged in June and use between July and December is charged in December. If the virtual machine is changed during the invoicing period, the use charge is for the largest virtual machine used.

The minimum length for invoicing is one invoicing period. Hence, the minimum charge is half the annual charge. If the use of the remote access starts or ends in the middle of the invoicing period, the charge will be set in proportion to the monthly level according to the start and end times provided that the use has continued for at least one whole invoicing period.

The user fee is determined according to the number of usernames that were open during the invoicing period.

Other remote access costs

A limited amount of disk space is reserved for each research project, additional disk space is charged for separately. The price for additional space is EUR 120 per 200 GB a year.

Interview and survey services

The price for a data collection made by interview and survey services is comprised of the costs of the collecting and designing of the content of the data, costs of the fieldwork stage of the data collecting, and the costs of the processing and editing of the data.

The main factors influencing the costs are the mode of data collecting (telephone interview, face-to-face interview, postal inquiry, web-based data collecting or a combination of these), the length and sample size of the inquiry, the amount of work involved in the designing of the questionnaire and the data collecting. and the form in which the data are delivered (data file, tables, table report, survey report).

Due to the aforementioned factors the price of a survey can range from a couple of thousand to hundreds of thousands of euros. The most important factors affecting the costs of the different survey implementation modes are always discussed in advance, after which a preliminary cost estimate can be given for them. The final cost estimate is made when the implementation alternative that suits the customer's needs and the survey details have been established.

Methodological services

Hourly charging is applied in the pricing of methodological services, for which the price exclusive of VAT varies between EUR 80 to 140 depending on the nature of the assignment. Monthly charging may also be applied in large projects.

Last updated 10 Jan 2023