Survey results of Finland: Home Life

The survey demonstrates that 46% of Finnish residents are homeowners. Of these, 15% live in a flat that they own and 30% in a house. Contrary to this, from the 53% of Finns living in rental properties, more people live in an apartment than a house.
On average, people in Finland relocate six times in their lives which exceeds the European average slightly.

Homeowners and tenants in Finland

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89% of the Finns have the desire to own the home they live in.
The majority of Finns dream of an owned home

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Most people who live in an owned house in Finland are men aged between 50 and 59 years and usually live in a city. The majority of renters are also male and live in a city, however, averagely aged between 20 and 29 years they are considerably younger.
Typical profile of a homeowner in Finland

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Although they are currently spending 40% of their net income on housing, Finnish people would like to spend a maximum of only 35%.
Income spent on housing Finland

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Potential income spent on housing Finland

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Distinctly more than half of the Finns believe that living in Finland is rather expensive. Moreover, they think that housing is becoming more costly.
Living is rather expensive Finland

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Living is getting ever more expensive Finland

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Living is getting ever more expensive Finland (rented vs owned)

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What is noticeable is that more than one-third of the Finnish population lives in a single household, which is more than double the European average.
Who people share their home with Finland

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Who people share their home with Finland (residence)

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From the 12% of Finns that have a secondary home the majority uses them for holiday purposes. Furthermore, most of the second residences are located in rural Finland.
Purposes of secondary residences Finland

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Location of secondary residences Finland

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Finns would like a home interior of 115 square meters and 5 rooms
Size of ideal living space in Finland

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Their top features of an ideal property are:
Top five living criteria in Finland

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Survey results of Finland: Home Life