The high costs are getting to be an impediment for middle-income service sector professionals, such as nurses and bus drivers, to live in the Helsinki region.
The price of land has gone up even more in recent years than that of construction or of houses or apartments. Lujanen says that a "myth" prevails in Finland that the present prices follow the laws of the market economy."
Some taxes are beneficial and some are detrimental. For instance, in the United States, they understood long ago that unbuilt plots of land fit for construction should be taxed."