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gazewin
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Post by gazewin » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:28 pm

jcy wrote:hello sa mga filipino dyan sa Finland.

Natanggap po ako sa isang company dyan sa helsinki at mag start by feb. next year.

Ask ko lng po about sa cost of living for a single person dyan. Nag research din ng konti pero ewan ko lng if correct to ang data na na gather ko. Mas maganda sana if first hand information talaga from kapwa pinoy.
- flat, internet, transpo, food = around 1000 euro ?
- taxes 25%+ ?

Salamat.
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your new job. I've been here for almost a month and was really tracking my expenses until the last cent. It really depends on your lifestyle. Pero if your lifestyle is simple enough then here is my calculations based on experience.

1. FLAT 500EUR/month kasi may ka share ako na pinoy din (mas ok siguro kung maghanap ka flatmate para mas malaki flat mo and mas tipid ka pa)
2. TRANSPO - 48EUR/month (monthly travel card) mejo mahal yan kasi company ko kumuha nyan for me (free pa ngayon).. sabi nila mas makakamura na ako pag ako magpupurchase kasi nasa Finnish system na ako. Mas makakatipid ka pag monthly travel card kukunin mo..
3. FOOD - more or less 200EUR/month .. again 2 kasi kami sa flat so tipid sa groceries, ung normal food ko sa canteen costs 5-9EUR per meal, so better kung lunch ka lang sa office then grocery ka na lang for breakfast and dinner :).
4. INTERNET - madalas free na to .. kasama sa FLAT rental mo
5. GIMMIK! - normal price ng beer 4-5EUR pero pag gimmik ka sa helsinki late na minsan ung beer nila 1EUR na lang (may parang happyhour).

So to cut it short more or less 1000EUR pag magisa ka lang.. pero since 2 kami less than 1K/month (try to find a flatmate na lang kung gusto mo tipid)



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jcy
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Post by jcy » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:22 pm

gazewin salamat sa reply. Follow up question ko lng, anong ma suggest mo na housing area na convenient in terms sa transpo, grocery shop at chruch dyan?
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gazewin
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Post by gazewin » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:38 pm

jcy wrote:gazewin salamat sa reply. Follow up question ko lng, anong ma suggest mo na housing area na convenient in terms sa transpo, grocery shop at chruch dyan? Ang working place is sa Tammasaarenkatu
We live in Olari ESPOO mga 30 minutes away from Helsinki by bus. Cheaper and bigger mga flat sa espoo and mas tahimik (parang baguio). Kung gusto mo hanap ng Flat to stay na malapit since di mo pa alam ung area try mo dito http://www.reittiopas.com/. Bus schedule yan para may idea ka how far from your office yung place na gusto mo. Pero better kung ask mo company mo for help kasi baka meron sila mas better Flats to provide you and di ka na mag advance and deposit (masakit sa bulsa ung biglaan)...company guarantee na lang.

Ung TAX pala depende sa salary mo pero ung sinabi na 30% malamang di applicable sayo un kasi meron dun church tax pa na 2 or more %. Since di ka naman cgro Lutheran... di ka kasama sa tax na un


jcy
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Post by jcy » Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:26 pm

thanks again gazewin. Nag extend nang help ang future employer ko. They got a service from finlandrellocation.com na syang mag asikaso from pre-departure hanggang sa paghahanap ng bahay.

Nag research about how to prepare my self especially sa climate dyan. Sabi nga nila coldest period daw ang Feb. Siguro mahirap mag adjust kasi we are from tropical country. Extreme ba talaga ang weather dyan?
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gazewin
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Post by gazewin » Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:07 pm

more than a month pa lang ako dito so di ko pa masasabi weather kung Feb... pero as of now minsan umaabot na sa -6 pero oks lang... sabi nga ng officemate namin na Finnish "There is no bad weather, only bad clothing". So better invest for a good selection of winter clothes.. eto pa pala natutunan ko.. before ako alis manila namili na ako mga jacket and other clothes for winter kala ko mas makakatipid ako..... mas mura dito hehhe sayang pinamili ko.. and ung mabibili mo dito para talaga sa type ng weather dito... so advice ko sayo bili ka jan konti lang or good for your arrival lang.. pag dito ka na dun ka na bumili


porcher
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Post by porcher » Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:22 pm

Ingredients for Pinoy FOOD...

wala bang hindi Balsamic Vinegar dito? HAHA. san pwede bumili...pati Bay leaves nadin..para man lang makagawa tayo nang adobo dito....samay hammentie daw nandun..

any other suggestions??


Mikaela
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Post by Mikaela » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:07 am

[quote="maui"]Hello there,

I am in Oulu, 6 months pa lang ako dito. There are some pinays here married to finns.
When are you coming to Finland?[/quote]

Moi,

Where exactly in Oulu do you live?
My husbands parents live in Rajakylä area. We have visited Finland twice during summer. I'm a Filipino married to a Finnish guy. Where here in Taipei now coz his working here. Were planning to visit Oulu again on February. Can you speck some Finnish language already?


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catstale
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Post by catstale » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:11 pm

Hi Jcy,

The weather in Feb in Helsinki compared to tropic might be a bit harsh. But if you're warmly clothed, then you might enjoy it. That could be the coldest month but the days are also longer and you'll see winter in its fullest. Very beautiful!

By the way,if you are in the tax system in Finland, then remember that you can actually get money back for transportation annually. So if your ticket exceeds 500e per year the excess amount will be reimbursed by tax office. ;-)

May I ask what company you work for?
And welcome to Finland.
--;-{@


maui
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Post by maui » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:58 pm

Mikaela wrote:
maui wrote:Hello there,

I am in Oulu, 6 months pa lang ako dito. There are some pinays here married to finns.
When are you coming to Finland?
Moi,

Where exactly in Oulu do you live?
My husbands parents live in Rajakylä area. We have visited Finland twice during summer. I'm a Filipino married to a Finnish guy. Where here in Taipei now coz his working here. Were planning to visit Oulu again on February. Can you speck some Finnish language already?
Hello Mikaela,

We live in Kaakkuri, 7kms from City center. Inform mo ko pag nag visit ka ulit dito sa Oulu. Basic pa lang ang alam ko. English kasi usapan namin ng husband ko, english din work place.
San kayo sa Taipei? I lived and work in Hsinchuang for 5 years bago ako pumunta dito sa Finland...


Mikaela
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Post by Mikaela » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:46 am

Hello Mikaela,

We live in Kaakkuri, 7kms from City center. Inform mo ko pag nag visit ka ulit dito sa Oulu. Basic pa lang ang alam ko. English kasi usapan namin ng husband ko, english din work place.
San kayo sa Taipei? I lived and work in Hsinchuang for 5 years bago ako pumunta dito sa Finland...[/quote]

Terve Maui,

Mitä kuuluu?

We live in Nei-Hu District Taipei City right now. We're going to visit Oulu on February to attend my mother-in-law's 50th b-day. And we will visit our newly built summer cabin in Ii.

Have you try to enrolled at language school to learn Finnish? My husband said that there are some schools that offers foreigner to learn to speak Finnish. I learn from computer and also my husband is teaching me to learn Finnish.

What kind of work do you have in there? Hope we can meet in person somewhere in Oulu when we visit in there on February.

So Tell then. God Bless.

Näkemiin! :)


jcy
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Post by jcy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:51 pm

catstale wrote:Hi Jcy,
May I ask what company you work for?
And welcome to Finland.
catstale, thanks for sharing some info. I will prepare some winter clothes in advance. I am quite thin and so vulnerable to temperature =)

Any info what is the cost effective airline from asia to helsinki?

Thanks
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Post by jb_kulit » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:49 pm

jcy wrote:
catstale wrote:Hi Jcy,
May I ask what company you work for?
And welcome to Finland.
catstale, thanks for sharing some info. I will prepare some winter clothes in advance. I am quite thin and so vulnerable to temperature =)

The company that hopefully I will be working with is developing software for computer data protection.


Any info what is the cost effective airline from asia to helsinki?

Thanks
Hi Jcy,

Hindi ba sagot ng company mo ang airfare?

Finn Air PI - Thailand
Thailand - Finland (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport)

KLM PI - Netherland
Netherland - Finland (Helsinki-Vantaa Airport)

check mo rin dito yung pinakamurang route
http://www.edreams.com/edreams/english/
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Post by jb_kulit » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:56 pm

porcher wrote:Ingredients for Pinoy FOOD...

wala bang hindi Balsamic Vinegar dito? HAHA. san pwede bumili...pati Bay leaves nadin..para man lang makagawa tayo nang adobo dito....samay hammentie daw nandun..

any other suggestions??
Hi Porcher,
dito kami bumibili ng asian at Pinoy Food
Merong datu puti dun

ASEANIC TRADING OY
Kolmas Linja 3, 00530 Helsinki
tel +358 9 876 1008

kung sasakay ka ng metro..hakaniemi ang babaan mo


jcy
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Post by jcy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:02 pm

jb_kulit,

Ang rellocation fee ibibigay nila pag dating ko na daw, once na may account na. So I need to pay first, just like my residence permit fee. I am thinking to save cost and use it wisely.

Is Finnair ok or austria airline?

Thanks


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Post by jb_kulit » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:05 pm

jcy wrote:jb_kulit,

Ang rellocation fee ibibigay nila pag dating ko na daw, once na may account na. So I need to pay first, just like my residence permit fee. I am thinking to save cost and use it wisely.

Is Finnair ok or austria airline?

Thanks
check mo dun sa binigay kong link sa taas


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