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.
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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