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Offered Job in Tampere and need advice ASAP

Post by jaykerr » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:48 am

I am a 26 yr old Irish guy, who has just this morning received a mail offering me a job in IT in Tampere. It has happened very quickly with an phone interview yesterday,to an offer today.
I have friends in the pori/tampere area which is good but what I would like to know is what is the average cost of rent in Tampere,whether it be sharing or a apartment on my own.
I am currently living in Dublin therefore the rent is very expensive, this I see as a big advantage in moving and a different way of life would interest me.
If anyone can give me a idea of the rent prices I would be very grateful.


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Post by Tom and Jerry » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:57 am

On your own, a one-two room appartment from the free market in Tampere will be 400 - 600 euro a month.

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Post by polamook » Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:28 pm

Search results from (etuovi=front door) seem to indicate that Tampere is a fairly inexpensive place to live these days: ... o&x=46&y=4

Um...sorry bout the length of that link.

That is just the first page - click "Seuraava sivu" for the next page.

Kerrostalo = a block of flats
1 h + k = one room and a kitchen
1 h + kk = one room and a kitchenette
Sijainti = location
Kiinteisönvälittäjä = the agency

Kaleva, for example, is a very livable area, if memory serves.

Good luck.


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Post by neil » Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:38 pm

If you decide to take the job and want to contact Irish folk, this thread will hook you up with some folk.

Good luck.

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Post by Hank W. » Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:56 pm

One thing - what street is the office you'll be working at on?

Public transport in Tampere doesn't suck, but isn't as grand as in Helsinki (smaller centre, I rather like the city for that) so if I was you I'd find a flat convenient distance from center/work

I mean like if I were moving to Dublin and the 'Company in Dublin' really had offices in Swords, so I wouldn'a be looking a flat in Stillorgan just because its 'in Dublin' kinda...
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Post by Ivan » Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:48 pm


Congrats on the job offer. Great to see another Irish on board :D
From what I have seen Tampere seems pretty cool place and must be less expensive than Dublin (mind you that would'nt be hard :x )

I am Irish too and looking for a Business/IT internship there for 6 months beginning April no luck yet but hopefully something will turn up :?
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Post by martinsloan » Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:52 pm

Hi James,
Forget to mention in my mail, accommodation in Tampere is between 50 and 60% the cost of Dublin and the quality of accomadation is IMHO ( having rented in both place) far superior in Finland. Standard leases require between 1 to 2 months as a deposit and 1 month rent in advance, as a foreigner living in Finland ( ie no refernce available for a landlord) you should expect tohave to fork over 2 month rent deposit. But it is normally not a problem getting the deposit back at the end of the lease.
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Post by jaykerr » Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:35 pm

Thanks for all the help guys
Much appreciated

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Post by Majava » Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:44 pm

Identical triple post!!!

At . that means beers are on you, James! Sure you're an IT guy?? 8)
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Post by BAT » Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:49 pm

I removed the duplicate posts :D

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