Prices and consumption

International price comparison

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
The international price comparison concerns the price level of EU and EFTA countries and gross domestic product (GDP) to be corrected with the price level and they produce value ratios, or purchasing power parities, between currencies. The data are collected from different sources and published once a year.


Statistics Finland


EFTA members Switzerland, Norway and Iceland were the most expensive countries in the comparison. Luxembourg was the most expensive EU country and Romania the most affordable. The price level of Finland exceeded the EU average by 13 per cent. The information is based on the price comparison programme coordinated by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union. Prices in the comparison represent the average prices of 2021. Finnish price data were collected by Statistics Finland.

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release | International price comparison 2021

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