The average size of a mortgage in Finland increased by 1.2% over the year, to 97,220 euros. This is the data of the Statistical Center of the country for 2016.
Most of the prices rose in Helsinki - the average loan for housing in the capital was 133,630 euros, which is 2.6% more than in 2015. The least amount is paid by residents of Northern and Eastern Finland - an average loan is 80,630 euros.
A third of all housing in Finland was bought on mortgage. It is paid by 879.5 thousand families. The total amount of debt is 85.5 billion euros - 1.5% more, comparing to the previous year. The average percentage per year is 1090 euros.
The loan for an apartment or a house is taken most often by people aged 35 to 44 years - 61% of the population of this age group pays mortgage. 71% of those who bought housing on credit are families with a child/children.