14. Helsinki, Finland ($9,000 per square meter)
Helsinki is the capital of Finland. At this point, it does seem like we have a pattern here. We will see if this continues through this entire list.
Helsinki is also the largest city in Finland. There are around 600,000 people living in this city. It puts its density to 2,945 inhabitants per square mile. But compared to Amsterdam earlier on our list, this number is way smaller. So, with adequate spots available, why does the city’s property cost a lot of money?
Helsinki is the center of Finland’s political, educational, financial, cultural, and research. This arguably puts it as the most important city in this Nordic country. And it is not just a big deal in Finland, but also in northern Europe in general.
To live in Helsinki, perhaps next to Kimi Raikkonen‘s family, you need a monthly rental fee around $3,600. And to own an apartment in the city’s metropolitan area, you need even more. The buying price is around $9,000 per square meter. So, a typical 120-square-meter city apartment will cost you somewhere around $1 million.