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What is your housing like? What are typical housing sizes, locations, and commute times for expatriates?

Very dependable transportation. On the outskirts of Helsinki, a commute typically takes 25-30 min. Traffic is practically non-existant. In the city, a car is not needed, and public transportaion is stress-free and will get you anyplace you need to go. - Jul 19, 2012
Great downtown apartments, large houses for families about 1/2 hour away. - Jan 23, 2011
Nice apartments downtown and single-family homes 10-20 minutes out. Commute times aren't too bad compared to other places, but traffic does occur. - May 9, 2010
Apartments are in the downtown area with houses further out. Public transportation is great. - Apr 4, 2009
If you live in Helsinki itself, you'll probably live in an apartment or townhome. In the suburbs like Westend or Espoo, you can get a big house. There is hardly any traffic in Helsinki, so commuting time is usually less than 30 minutes. - Mar 26, 2008