How much does water cost?

Finnish people consume an average of 155 litres of water every day

Finnish people use an average of 155 litres of water every day. Residents of flats and terraced houses consume the most. On average, two thirds of the water used is cold and one third is hot. On average, hot water costs more than twice as much as cold water.

Recommended water prices for terraced houses and flats in Finland's largest towns and cities.

 Town Cold water EUR/m3 * Hot water EUR/m3 ** Energy EUR/MWh
Espoo 3.53 8.57 86.98
Helsinki 3.53 7.29 64.87
Hyvinkää 4.77 9.02 73.24
Hämeenlinna 3.92 8.80 84.15
Joensuu 4.28 8.97 80.82
Jyväskylä 5.53 10.13 79.37
Järvenpää 3.99 9.12 88.53
Kokkola 3.81 6.93 53.86
Kotka 4.32 8.93 79.54
Kuopio 4.31 8.64 74.57
Lahti 3.78 8.29 77.78
Lappeenranta 4.53 9.49 85.59
Lohja 3.27 8.10 83.25
Mikkeli (+Ristiina) 4.73 8.97 73.04
Nurmijärvi 4.6 9.26 80.31
Oulu 3.72 7.04 57.16
Pori 4.15 8.81 80.36
Porvoo 3.66 8.11 76.64
Rovaniemi 5.37 9.76 75.72
Seinäjoki 4.1 7.72 62.41
Tampere 3.55 8.43 84.17
Turku 3.97 9.06 87.77
Vaasa 4.07 7.60 60.85
Vantaa 3.53 8.27 81.78
Average for the country as a whole 4.48 9.45 85.63

*) Source: Finnish Water Utilities Association 2014. Comparable price in flats
**) The price of hot water was calculated using the district heating statistics published by Finnish Energy (2015) and the amount of energy required to heat the water (55°C).

On average, hot water is more than twice as expensive as cold water in Finland.