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Finland > Financial

Finland

How To Open A Bank Account In Finland

Wednesday June 24, 2020 (19:44:20)

There are a few options open to expats living in Finland, when it comes to arranging finances. Some choose to maintain an existing account in their home country, which can be useful for things like paying recurring bills back home. Others choose to open an international account with their existing bank, which may eliminate or reduce penalties on moving currencies across borders. There is also the option of using a borderless account, such as TransferWise. However, generally speaking, if you’re going to be moving to Finland long-term, then your best option will be to open a local account.   more ...

Finland > Living

Finland

How To Learn The Language In Finland

Tuesday June 23, 2020 (12:01:13)

Finland is an interesting country and the language is no exception, bearing no resemblance to the tongues of its European neighbours, with the possible exception of Estonia. How easy is it to learn Finnish – and will you need to? How widespread is the use of English throughout this country? We will answer some of your questions below.   more ...

Finland > Property

Finland

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Finland

Tuesday May 05, 2020 (11:02:33)

Renting property

Word of mouth is a good way to find an apartment to rent in Finland. Alternatively, you could look for adverts in local newspapers, although you may need the help of a translator. If you have an area you would like to move to in mind, you could Google ‘vuokra-asunto’ (rental apartment) plus the place name, which should generate some results. There are also various websites that you can go to directly to help you in your search.   more ...

Finland > Working

Finland

How To Find A Job In Finland

Monday January 27, 2020 (18:40:59)

Finland has a reputation as a modern, highly progressive country. Taxes might be high, but the standard of living, healthcare, and social benefits are commensurate. If you are thinking of working in Finland, then there are many advantages. We will take a look below at some of your best options.   more ...

Finland > Health

Finland

Dental Care In Finland: How To Find The Right Options For You

Monday January 20, 2020 (18:22:08)

Surprisingly, given the overall high standard of healthcare in Finland, dental care does not rank favourably. Only 53 percent of Finnish men over the age of 30 brush their teeth twice a day, compared with 80 percent of Finnish women.   more ...

Finland > Health

Finland

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Finland

Monday January 20, 2020 (18:07:40)

The Finnish love to keep active, so staying fit and healthy in Finland is not going to be a problem at all; in fact, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you are a proficient athlete, a hobbyist hiker, or a complete newbie to the world of fitness, you will find something to suit your needs here.

Finland consistently ranks in the top five for the most physically active countries in Europe and regular participation in physical activities — from the national sport Pesäpallo to ice skating on the frozen lakes in winter — is highly encouraged.   more ...

Finland > Health

Finland

Maternity Care In Finland: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday January 20, 2020 (17:47:09)

Finland has consistently ranked within the top five countries in the world for maternity care over the last decade. This is largely due to the relatively low cost of hospital birth; the excellent standard of medical care; and the level of pre and post natal support.   more ...

Finland > Health

Finland

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Finland?

Monday January 20, 2020 (17:30:06)

Public healthcare in Finland is available to all who have resided in the country for a minimum period of four months, regardless of their financial situation. However, public healthcare in Finland is not technically free, although the charges are fairly reasonable in comparison to other countries, such as the United States. The public healthcare services are provided by local district health centres known as Terveysasemat, and specialised medical care is provided by district hospitals, known as Sairaalat. Private healthcare is also available throughout the country.   more ...

Finland > Health

Finland

Prescriptions In Finland: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Monday January 20, 2020 (17:15:57)

Medication in Finland is only available in pharmacies, including non-prescribed over-the-counter medication like painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. This is common in much of Europe, but different to the United Kingdom, for example, where over-the-counter medication can be found in many shops, and pharmacies are only required for prescription medications from your doctor.   more ...

Finland > Health

Finland

What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In Finland?

Monday January 20, 2020 (17:04:25)

Sport is practically considered a national pastime in Finland, with many Finns participating in and visiting different sporting events regularly. There’s even a national initiative in Finland to get people to do more and sit less. A sports scientist from the University of Jyväskylä says it is a Nordic tradition to consider sports a social right; a way of thinking that started in the 1970s, when the government began subsidising recreational sports facilities even in small towns and villages.   more ...



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