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by priki
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: New Alternative - ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2186

Re: New Alternative - ?

They don't have to register. In addition to the money that goes to the party the groups in the parliament gets money based on the number of members. They will do fine financially during the term. However, financing a campaign for elections will probably be problematic. Umm.. No. That law was quite ...
by priki
Sun May 28, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Gross to nett salary
Replies: 44
Views: 10167

Re: Gross to nett salary

Net was about 2600€. The average salary in Finland used to be about 3600€, so my salary was really above the average. With 'average salary' I mean the average salary in Finland in general, not in any particular field. I know that Helsinki salaries are much higher than in the rest of the country. I d...
by priki
Sun May 28, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Gross to nett salary
Replies: 44
Views: 10167

Re: Gross to nett salary

Imho, 4000 gross is a high salary, it is well above the average. I got that for a short while - in IT fiel, with 16 years work experience. I think I will never get that much again in my life.
by priki
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Retire in Finland Blog
Replies: 57
Views: 14400

Re: Retire in Finland Blog

Joint account used to be quite common (and I believe still are among older people), e.g. me and my hb have a joint account. More common nowadays are separate accounts for salaries and one joint account to pay household expenses. Having only one joint account may cause problems if the other part dies...
by priki
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Uk citizen buying summer cottage in Finland
Replies: 11
Views: 3237

Re: Uk citizen buying summer cottage in Finland

When purchasing a property (land, estate), you also need to pay 4% varainsiirtovero, tax for asset transfer. After paying it, you also need to get it officially registered to you, to get a 'lainhuudatus' for it. That costs 119€. Estate purchases need also an official notary present and signing the p...
by priki
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: domestic helper / nanny from Singapore
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Re: domestic helper / nanny from Singapore

^That is the tax decision for year 2016. Housing, food, light and heating is considered worth of 490€/month in a single room, and 470€/month in a shared room. I suppose she will get her own room, so the value of the housing etc benefit was 490€/month for year 2016. These taxation decisions are made ...
by priki
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Car owning and all related costs question
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: Car owning and all related costs question

Tyres indeed. It depends on how much you drive. We buy a new set of summer tyres every second year (sometimes every year) and winter tyres about every third or fourth year. If you order them online, check that they are meant for Scandinavian weather. E.g. Mid-European winter tyres are not usually su...
by priki
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Buying organic- local- farm fresh
Replies: 7
Views: 1558

Re: Buying organic- local- farm fresh

If you fancy some nice free range eggs, you could try Vaahteramäen MunaEggsPress. https://www.facebook.com/groups/827477007270617/?fref=ts I just found out about them, and have not yet tried the stuff, but I've only heard good things about them. They are selling their eggs from a van (or multiple, I...
by priki
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Culture & Cuisine
Topic: Potatoes anyone?
Replies: 41
Views: 24456

Re: Potatoes anyone?

Ok, I've found another tasty potato. :) It is called Annabelle. It is currently sold in the local Lidl as 'kesäperuna', we've eaten it several times this summer at the summer cottage as simple boiled potatoes (keitetyt perunat), or paistinperunat on the next day. Today I made some jauhelihaperunavii...
by priki
Sun May 17, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Finnish saying/story
Replies: 5
Views: 5675

Re: Finnish saying/story

I googled with the words 'vinksin vonksin koira metsään meni', and found the following:

Koira meni metsään
jalat meni vinksin vonksin vinksin vonksin,
koira tuli metsästä
jalat meni sipi sapi sipi sapi

Apparently there are several different version of this dog-tale.
by priki
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Moving to Finland w/ Continuous RP and Mortgage?
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Moving to Finland w/ Continuous RP and Mortgage?

I just cannot believe how expensive apartments can be in Helsinki... That apt would mean about 2300-2700€/month to the bank (more when the interest rates rise) and over 500€/month to the housing company. Lots of renovations still coming this and next year. Plus electricity, which of course is peanut...
by priki
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Moving To Finland
Topic: Got my RP...now practical matters
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Got my RP...now practical matters

Long ago when I studied about everybody made their own breakfast and dinner, uni restaurants served lunch. It is possible that nowadays some of them also serve breakfast and dinner, too. In case they don't, prepare to cook your own meals. You can get simple cooking utensils second hand if needed, or...
by priki
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Super Market near Biocity
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Super Market near Biocity

Yes there are. If you look at the map you just linked, you can see 'Prisma Itäharju' on the right below the middle, and K-Citymarket (in this case Kupittaa Citymarket) at the bottom left. Those are more like hypermarkets, though. If you seek for small markets selling mainly food, those are not marke...
by priki
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: asumisoikeus
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: asumisoikeus

Based on these http://www.perunkirjoitus.fi/lesken-oikeudet.html and http://andoms.fi/fi/lakiasiat-yksityisille/lesken-oikeudet I'd say it depends. In these cases the widow cannot stay in the apartment: - If the widow owns an apartment that could be used as his/her home - if the deceased spouse was ...