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    Default 200€ per month.

    I live in Finland. And buy food with 200€ per month.

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    An apple a day would cost you 40 cents...

    Seafood here is pretty expensive if you buy from the fresh food counter its like 15 euros for a steak of salmon but if you buy from the frozen food you can get some prawns for 3 euros kinda cheap...

    Meat here in general is expensive but if you buy chicken on the bone you can get a pack of 3 legs for under 3 euros....

    oh and about London, I was born there and lived there for 20 years and not all of London is expensive only the central and west of london...I come from East London and there is sooooo much cheap food there, from a restaurant you can get fried chicken, chips and a can of drink for 1.99. Lots of cheap meat and vegetables we spent around 50 pound for food for a 4 person (2 pet) family...and we have lots of 1 pound or 99p stores where everything is 1 pound and you can get a lot there...

    since coming here I have found everything to be expensive but thats just because I am used to everything being cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliopro View Post
    I live in Finland. And buy food with 200€ per month.
    200 Euro, ok I got the idea, thanks... Now I make plan for my living cost there, hehe...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kylie View Post
    An apple a day would cost you 40 cents...

    Seafood here is pretty expensive if you buy from the fresh food counter its like 15 euros for a steak of salmon but if you buy from the frozen food you can get some prawns for 3 euros kinda cheap...

    Meat here in general is expensive but if you buy chicken on the bone you can get a pack of 3 legs for under 3 euros....

    oh and about London, I was born there and lived there for 20 years and not all of London is expensive only the central and west of london...I come from East London and there is sooooo much cheap food there, from a restaurant you can get fried chicken, chips and a can of drink for 1.99. Lots of cheap meat and vegetables we spent around 50 pound for food for a 4 person (2 pet) family...and we have lots of 1 pound or 99p stores where everything is 1 pound and you can get a lot there...

    since coming here I have found everything to be expensive but thats just because I am used to everything being cheap
    Wow, really good in eastern London, can we live in Finland and go shopping in eastern London? Haha... Ok I would by the bone chicken, and frozen food, hehe... How about rice? Flour?

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    Very useful information!!!!
    eating is cheaper than what I thought!
    I hope that world crisis do not affect prices in Finland!

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    yeah, it's not that bad. It's often cheaper to buy food at a grocery store and cook yourself some food, or go to an open market (i.e. kauppatori) and buy some food there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reea View Post
    yeah, it's not that bad. It's often cheaper to buy food at a grocery store and cook yourself some food, or go to an open market (i.e. kauppatori) and buy some food there.
    Ok thanks, got it more clear now, hehe... Open market is cheaper? What is Kauppatori?

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    Default Its all relative

    Compared with some places within the EU, Finland would be cheaper, yet it is also a lot more expensive than other places. The cost of food and living, I suspect would be higher than most places in China, but possibly cheaper than Shanghai for example.

    It all depends on how you choose to shop and what you want to eat. If you shop in Lidl for example, or buy the cheaper brands on the shelves in general then its possible to exist here on a low income. I see plenty of low income families and pensioners surviving so its not all that bad.

    To be honest you may find that you'll have to adjust your diet to what is both available and within your budget which sounds limited. I have been to China and food is somewhat different there.

    If you are planning to eat out all the time, then you'll find it more expensive than if you make your own food at home. That is just common sense.....
    You are posting too fast!
    The cost of living hasn't taken away from its popularity though....only joking.

    In fairness I think that 300 Euro is probably a more realistic cost per person per month for food. If you factor in inflation / rising costs of living etc.
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    I know everything about food! Specially about pizzas! Simple small kotipizza pizza costs like 8euros, thats ridicilously high price. But normal pizzas cost like 6,5e plus price of drink, maybe 1,5e or 2e.

    If you buy food from grocerystore and prepare your own food, I would say with 10-20e you can get food for one day for one person. Never eat hotel food though, expensive as hell

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    Well, my sister get along with a 20 euros per week when she was a student and didn't have afford to more... but she got to hospital for not eating enough meat so...^^
    It depends on if you know where to get the food, but I think 200 euros could be possible. I think you should go to some Asian food supermarkets in Helsinki, you can get at least rise cheaper from there. Also most of the students live with the tinned food, like pea soup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekenäs View Post
    Compared with some places within the EU, Finland would be cheaper, yet it is also a lot more expensive than other places. The cost of food and living, I suspect would be higher than most places in China, but possibly cheaper than Shanghai for example.

    It all depends on how you choose to shop and what you want to eat. If you shop in Lidl for example, or buy the cheaper brands on the shelves in general then its possible to exist here on a low income. I see plenty of low income families and pensioners surviving so its not all that bad.

    To be honest you may find that you'll have to adjust your diet to what is both available and within your budget which sounds limited. I have been to China and food is somewhat different there.

    If you are planning to eat out all the time, then you'll find it more expensive than if you make your own food at home. That is just common sense.....
    You are posting too fast!
    The cost of living hasn't taken away from its popularity though....only joking.

    In fairness I think that 300 Euro is probably a more realistic cost per person per month for food. If you factor in inflation / rising costs of living etc.
    300 Euro, even more than my monthly salary here in China currently, haha... Ok I must work hard now, for supporting my living in Finland... And finding a part-time job is quite necessary, hehe...

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio View Post
    I know everything about food! Specially about pizzas! Simple small kotipizza pizza costs like 8euros, thats ridicilously high price. But normal pizzas cost like 6,5e plus price of drink, maybe 1,5e or 2e.

    If you buy food from grocerystore and prepare your own food, I would say with 10-20e you can get food for one day for one person. Never eat hotel food though, expensive as hell
    Hotel? That's terrible, even in China I don't eat in hotel, except there's some business fair, we go for free bill meal, haha... Hmm, I won't eat pizza every day, maybe once in a week somewhat, hehe... I would probably prepare food by my own self, hehe...

    Quote Originally Posted by natsumi382 View Post
    Well, my sister get along with a 20 euros per week when she was a student and didn't have afford to more... but she got to hospital for not eating enough meat so...^^
    It depends on if you know where to get the food, but I think 200 euros could be possible. I think you should go to some Asian food supermarkets in Helsinki, you can get at least rise cheaper from there. Also most of the students live with the tinned food, like pea soup...
    Meat? I don't like it that much, but have to eat sometimes, for engergy, hehe... How about seafood? Cheaper than meat or higher? Ok it's a better way to buy some Chinese rice, cheap and tasty, hehe...

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