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Is this a good city for single people? For couples? For families? Why or why not?

Yes, it is great for singles/couples/families. Singles will love the nightlife of plentiful pubs, bars, and clubs. Couples will enjoy the same night life as well as the traveling. Families will love the endless recreational activities, travel, and entertainment in Helsinki, and the surrounding Baltic/European countries. Overall, you will spend the same amount of money paying for drinks/nightlife as you will traveling in Finland or in surrounding Europe. It is a win-win. - Jul 19, 2012
Yeah... I think it is good for everyone if you can handle the dark winters, finding your own things to do, and not rely on anyone. Making friends here has been difficult. People stick to their own agenda (both Finns and expats). - Jan 23, 2011
Great for both. Although families sometime find it difficult due to the cost of living. - May 9, 2010
This city is great for all. - Apr 4, 2009
Yes for all. Singles and couples have a great time with all the bars, nightclubs and travel opportunities. Families love it because there are tons of parks and green areas, many family-orientated activities and it's safe. - Mar 26, 2008