Prices in Helsinki
The capital of Finland is the near abroad for people living in St. Petersburg. After spending about 5 hours on the road, you will find yourself in Helsinki. It is the largest metropolis in the country and offers travelers a lot of interesting entertainment. Consider the prices in Helsinki for travel services.
The Finnish capital has many options for comfortable accommodation. Hostels and hotels of different classes are waiting for tourists here. In Helsinki, you can rent an apartment, flat or cottage. If you want to spend a couple of months in this city, it is better to rent an apartment. In the city center, one-bedroom housing costs almost 1,000 euros per month. An apartment with two bedrooms will cost much more - about 1,800 euros per month. An apartment closer to the outskirts can be rented for 740 euros.
Food in Finland
When you come to Helsinki, you will find many excellent cafes and restaurants serving delicious and inexpensive food. The restaurants offer Finnish national dishes, the cafes mainly serve coffee and desserts. There are fast food establishments all over the country. These include McDonald's and Hesburger, where prices are almost the same. Lunch for two in a luxurious restaurant will cost about 150 euros. In a regular restaurant, prices are lower: you can dine there for 50 euros for two. A snack at a pizzeria costs 5-10 euros.
Transport in Helsinki
Tourists generally prefer to use public transport. The bus ride costs 2.7 euros. A monthly pass costs 46 euros. Those people who travel by their own transport are worried about the price of gasoline. Today in Helsinki the cost of 1 liter of gasoline is 1.66 euros. Boarding a taxi will cost 7 euros, for each km they charge 1.5 €.
The Finnish capital annually becomes the venue for international festivals, competitions, symposia and exhibitions. There you will find many interesting sites and attractions. Tickets to galleries and museums cost 8-10 euros. Tickets for children are 2 times cheaper. Entrance to the zoo costs 12 € for adults and 6 € for children under 17 years old. The planetarium costs 17 euros, the aquarium costs 16 euros, the terrarium costs 12 euros..
To get a discount on tickets to museums, tourists purchase a special card - the Helsinki Card. It also entitles you to free public transport and ferry travel. If you are interested in excursions around the capital of Finland, then travel companies offer a wide range of all kinds of programs. Prices in Helsinki for excursions are available. For example, a sightseeing tour lasting about 1.5 hours costs 30 euros. A guided tour by bus or boat will cost 30 euros. For a walking tour of the city (2 hours) you will need to pay 15 euros.