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Why Finland?

If you’re looking for wide-open wilderness in a democratic utopia, Finland might be your best expat destination. Their high tax rate funds a robust education program, keeps their environment pristine, and supports world-class universal healthcare. The Nordic nation is in the top 10% for both safety and infrastructure, and it scores highly for women, LGBTQIA+, retirees, and families. It consistently ranks among the top-5 happiest countries annually (although the Finns themselves may prefer to classify themselves as content), but the dark, cold winters can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder even in the resilient Finns. The Finnish language is notoriously difficult to learn, but thankfully 70% of Finns speak English. Overall, Finland’s love of family and education make this an especially welcome destination for American emigrants.

Should you move to Finland?

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Finland at a Glance

Top 25%

Ranks Highly For:
Raising Kids

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Studying Abroad

Healthcare Ranking:
Top 10%

Infrastructure Ranking:
Top 10%

Government Style:
Full Democracy

Mostly Legal: Gay Marriage, Gambling, Guns, Pot, Abortion

Online Guides

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International Living magazine has been helping their readers retire, move and invest overseas for over 40 years. See their reports on Finland.

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Their Living in Finland Guide is an introduction to everything about the basics for moving to Finland: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

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