LennyLen, apparently that isn't the best thing about Finland, since Finns go buy booze from Estonia and Germany and stuff
IIRC, Finlandia vodka is essentially another Finnish vodka that has been rebranded for export. I don't drink straight vodka, so it's much of a muchness to me. I like Finlandia because of the nice bottles, especially if you have the flavoured varieties all in a row on the shelf with lights shining up from underneath. The Wyborowa bottles with the half-twist are my favourite though.
Though what LennyLen said about his rent makes it seem like we might just have really expensive housing
Mine is cheap even by NZ standards, but I do believe that in general housing here is cheaper than in most OECD countries.
since NZ has an even better standard of living than we do AFAIK
The major exception being our antiquated telecommunications system. I currently pay $55 (27€) a month for a 2Mbit connection with a 10Gb quota. It usually takes me 3 or 4 days to exhaust my 10Gb, after which, I'm throttled to 64Kbits.
Still, things are improving. I remember when we returned to New Zealand about 20 years ago and we were so far behind Europe/North America it wasn't funny. Movies I'd seen already in Canada didn't screen here for at least two years after we got back. I also had to learn how to use a dial-phone, since push-button phones hadn't arrived yet (neither had phones that weren't hardwired into the socket!).