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Maintenance costs for a single-family home

Heating

Heating costs (EUR per square metre and month)
Location of the homeBuilt in 1974 or later Built before 1974
Heating costs category I 2.072.69
Heating costs category II 2.202.86
Heating costs category III  2.353.06

Kela pays compensation for heating costs only according to a reasonable size of the home. For those living alone, this limit is 70 square metres. For couples the limit is 85 square metres.

Heating costs category I
Askola, Aura, Espoo, Eura, Eurajoki, Hamina, Hanko, Harjavalta, Helsinki, Honkajoki, Huittinen, Hyvinkää, Iitti, Imatra, Inkoo, Jämijärvi, Järvenpää, Kaarina, Kankaanpää, Karkkila, Karvia, Kauniainen, Kemiönsaari, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Kokemäki, Koski, Kotka, Kouvola, Kustavi, Laitila, Lapinjärvi, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Lieto, Lohja, Loimaa, Loviisa, Luumäki, Marttila, Masku, Merikarvia, Miehikkälä, Mynämäki, Myrskylä, Mäntsälä, Naantali, Nakkila, Nousiainen, Nurmijärvi, Orimattila, Oripää, Paimio, Parainen, Parikkala, Pomarkku, Pori, Pornainen, Porvoo, Pukkila, Punkalaidun, Pyhtää, Pyhäranta, Pöytyä, Raasepori, Raisio, Rauma, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti, Rusko, Salo, Sastamala, Sauvo, Savitaipale, Siikainen, Sipoo, Siuntio, Somero, Säkylä, Taipalsaari, Taivassalo, Turku, Tuusula, Ulvila, Uusikaupunki, Vantaa, Vehmaa, Vihti, Virolahti and the municipalities in the Åland Islands

Heating costs category II Akaa, Alajärvi, Alavus, Asikkala, Enonkoski, Evijärvi, Forssa, Halsua, Hartola, Hattula, Hausjärvi, Heinola, Heinävesi, Hirvensalmi, Hollola, Humppila, Hämeenkyrö, Hämeenlinna, Ikaalinen, Ilmajoki, Isojoki, Isokyrö, Janakkala, Jokioinen, Joroinen, Juupajoki, Juva, Kangasala, Kangasniemi, Kannus, Karijoki, Kaskinen, Kauhajoki, Kauhava, Kaustinen, Kihniö, Kokkola, Korsnäs, Kristiinankaupunki, Kruunupyy, Kuortane, Kurikka, Kärkölä, Lahti, Laihia, Lappajärvi, Lapua, Lempäälä, Lestijärvi, Loppi, Luoto, Maalahti, Mikkeli, Mustasaari, Mänttä-Vilppula, Mäntyharju, Nokia, Närpiö, Orivesi, Padasjoki, Parkano, Pedersören kunta, Perho, Pertunmaa, Pieksämäki, Pietarsaari, Pirkkala, Puumala, Pälkäne, Rantasalmi, Riihimäki, Ruovesi, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Soini, Sulkava, Sysmä, Tammela, Tampere, Teuva, Toholampi, Urjala, Uusikaarlepyy, Vaasa, Valkeakoski, Vesilahti, Veteli, Vimpeli, Virrat, Vöyri, Ylöjärvi, Ypäjä and Ähtäri

Heating costs category III    All other municipalities

Water

Water charges EUR 29.81 per month and per person

Maintenance

Maintenance costs EUR per month per single-family home
Single-family homeEUR per month
Built or modernised in 1974 or later 47.84
Built or modernised before 197462.19

Example: Pension recipient living alone in a single-family home

Aino's pensions total EUR 900 per month. She lives in a 100-square-meter single-family home modernised in 1980. Her home is located in Mikkeli, which is with in the maximum amount of class III municipality that belongs to heating costs category II. Aino has no other property and no debt.

Aino's single-family home as her housing costs are taken into acount, but only up to the 70-square-metre limit:

Heating
70 sqm x EUR 2.20 = EUR 154.00 per month

Water
EUR 35.22 per month

Maintenance
EUR 47.84 per month

In total, the cost of Aino's single-family home of EUR 237.06 per month is taking in to account.

The income limit for pension recipients living alone is EUR 856.67 per month. Aino's income exceeds this limit by EUR 43.33, which means that she will have to pay an additional deductible equal to 41.3 % of the excess, or EUR 17.90 per month. The basic deductible is EUR 56.78 per month. Aino pays a deductible of EUR 74.68 per month in total.

Aino is paid a housing allowance for pensioners that covers 85 % of the costs exceeding the deductible.

The housing allowance paid to Aino: 85% (237.0674.68) = EUR 138.02 per month

Last modified 30/1/2024

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