The Finnish Centre for Pensions produces versatile statistics that describe the Finnish pension system. The statistics include information on pension recipients, persons insured under the earnings-related pension acts, pension expenditure, effective retirement ages, rehabilitation under the earnings-related pension scheme and the financing of earnings-related pensions.

We produce Official Statistics of Finland in the area of Social Protection.

Average monthly pension in Finland in 2022: 1,845 euros

The average monthly pension of Finns was 1,845 euros in 2022. The median monthly pension was 1,614 euros. Every third person in Finland who has turned 16 years received a pension.

Statistics on Pensioners in Finland

Musculoskeletal diseases the main cause of retirement on a disability pension in 2022

The number of new disability pensions granted due to musculoskeletal diseases grew by nearly 10 per cent in 2022. A growing share of new pensioners on a disability pension are 60 years or over.

Earnings-related Pension Recipients in Finland

Effective retirement age dipped as expected

In 2022, Finns retired on an earnings-related pension a couple of months earlier than in 2021. The average effective retirement age was 62.2 years. The dip was due to the large amount of new pensioners on an old-age pension.

Effective Retirement Age

The well-off found the partial old-age pension in 2022

Last year, nearly 35,000 persons drew the partial old-age pension for the first time. This is more than ever before. A substantial number of well-off people chose to start drawing a partial old-age pension last year. As a rule, the pension is drawn at a 50-per-cent level, which translates into an average of 830 euros per month.

New Pension Benefits and the Pension Reform

A record number of A1 certificates granted in Finland in 2022

In 2022, the Finnish Centre for Pensions granted 13,400 certificates on coverage under Finnish social security laws while working abroad. The volumes returned to the growth trajectory that preceded the corona years.

Statistics on Insurance for Work Abroad

Highest effective retirement age in Sweden - Finland among the top three

Sweden, Finland and Denmark stand out with the highest effective retirement ages in a comparison of the Nordic countries and Estonia. Although Finns have postponed retirement markedly in the 2010s, they still exit the labour market at the youngest age.

Effective retirement age in the Nordic countries and Estonia

Check out the graph application of the monthly statistics

In our graph application you can examine data on the number of new retirees on an earnings-related pension and their average pension in graphic format. The data is categorized by pension benefit and per month.

Graph application for monthly statistics

Statistical Database

Our statistical database offers time series of the statistics we produce here at the Finnish Centre for Pensions.

Statistical Database

Release calendar

The statistics are released at 9 a.m. on the website.

Release calendar

Earnings-related Pension System in Graphs and Figures

The slideshow includes key information of the Finnish earnings-related pension system. The Power Point slideshow may be downloaded free of charge.

Graphs and Figures

Statistical publications

The Statistics series of the Finnish Centre for Pensions includes statistics of various pension areas. As a rule, the statistics are based on the registers of the earnings-related pension system.