Moving to Finland
Are you planning on moving to Finland? It is the seventh largest country in Europe and the most eastern of all the Nordic countries. It has a population of almost 5.4 million and its capital city is Helsinki, which is one of Europe’s most culturally forward and modern cities. The city has excellent restaurants and cafés, colourful market squares and is surrounded by countryside and forests.
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to Finland
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting,
a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: www.nordisketax.net
Accommodation if you are thinking of moving to Finland
Finland has mostly new or recent housing stock with all modern conveniences. The cities such as Helsinki have a housing shortage, with high rents and equally high housing prices. Expats usually choose to rent a property, however, if they plan to stay in the country for a longer period of time, it would be wise to consider purchasing a property.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www. http://ee24.com/finland/
Schools if moving to Finland
Attendance at school is mandatory for all children; including foreign citizens for are living in the country permanently. It is very important to choose the right school for your children and most main cities have good quality local and international schools. Unfortunately they often have long waiting lists, so it is a good idea to start looking for a suitable school as soon as possible.
The following site has a list of international schools in Finland: http://www.expat-quotes.com
Travel if you are thinking of moving to Finland
Public transport in Finland is excellent. All Finnish towns and cities have a bus network; Helsinki is the only city to have a metro and tram service. Taxis are generally very expensive, especially for short distances.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Finland
The official currency of Finland is the Euro (EUR or €), which is divided into 100 cents.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with The FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
European Removals if you are moving to Finland
This item is brought to you by www.whiteandcompany.co.uk the European removals storage and shipping company serving Finland and the surrounding area.
White & Company are also proud to announce that we have been selected as finalists of the BAR Overseas Mover of the Year competition 2015