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Maximum amount of housing costs

The maximum amount of the housing costs is affected by the municipality where the accommodation is located.

The housing costs that exceed the maximum amount you must always pay yourself. In addition, you will also have to pay a deductible.

Finnish municipalities are divided into three classes based on the level of local housing costs:
Municipality class            Municipalities included in the municipality class
Class 1Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa
Class 2Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Järvenpää, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Kouvola, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Lohja, Nurmijärvi, Oulu, Pori, Porvoo, Raisio, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Seinäjoki, Sipoo, Tampere, Turku, Tuusula, Vaasa and Vihti
Class 3All other municipalities
Maximum housing costs, EUR per year and month
Location of the homePension recipient
(and spouse/partner)
Class 1 municipalityEUR 9 287 per year
about EUR 774 per month
Class 2 municipalityEUR 8 541 per year
about EUR 712 per month
Class 3 municipalityEUR 7 493 per year
about EUR 624 per month

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