Finances and Strategies

The management and guidance of the City of Turku concern are based on an agreement between council groups and on the strategy and agenda works.


The municipal tax is an income tax paid to the municipality. The municipal tax percent is confirmed annually. The 2019 income tax for the City of Turku is 19.50%.

Information on the City of Turku finances can be found from Financial Statements.

Strategies and development

The Strategies of the City of Turku consist of the City Strategy and the strategic programmes: the Well-being and Activity programme and the Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth programme.

The City Strategy is a vision-like document that describes what the city will look like in 2029, what central goals the city will set for itself, and what principles the city personnel and persons elected to positions of trust will promise to commit to.

The time spans of the strategic programmes vary from four to eight years, and they illustrate the alignments about the means with which goals are to be met. The alignments are to be concretized into actions of the Divisions annually through steering by contract.

More information on City Strategy Turku 2029.