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 1 Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa
Class 2 Hyvinkää, 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 3 All other municipalities

Housing allowances less than EUR 6.77 per month are not paid out. If both spouses/partners receive housing allowance, the smallest amount that can be paid out is EUR 3.39 per month.

Location of the home  Pension recipient
(and spouse/partner)
Maximum housing costs, EUR per year and month
Class 1 municipality  EUR 8 433 per year
about EUR 703per month
Class 2 municipality   EUR 7 755 per year
about EUR 646 per month
Class 3 municipality EUR 6 804 per year
about EUR 567 per month