Expat Family Life in Finland: What It's Really Like Living in the Happiest Country in the World

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Finland has been ranked the #1 Happiest Country in the world by the UN for the last two years!

AND word on the street (see the Resources Mentioned section below) is that Finland, like Germany, is facing a labor shortage. Tech companies in Finland are already actively recruiting international talent, and due to shortages in areas like healthcare, other sectors might soon follow.

HOWEVER, I couldn’t find much information on what expat life is like there, especially for families, so my goal for this episode is to fill that gap.

In this episode…

We speak with Emily Gutman who shares the story of her family’s bold move from the US to Finland. She tells us what her experience has been, living as an expat there, and her understanding of how everything works. We talk about all the usual suspects like housing, cost of living social benefits, healthcare, childcare and language barriers, as well as pet relocation and more!

Have a listen to learn if Finland might possibly be the happiest country in the world for your family :-)

Resources Mentioned…

Learn more about the labor shortage here

Learn more about working in Finland from the Helsinki Business Hub here

Alfa Relocation and Moving Services can be found here

Expat Mothers in Helsinki Facebook Group is here

Find Emily’s blog here

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