The total investment cost of Hanhikivi 1 will be between EUR 7–7,5 billion, which includes the initial plant costs, financing, and waste management.
The project will have also a major impact on employment. More than 20,000 professionals will work at the Hanhikivi 1 construction site in Pyhäjoki during the construction phase. During the busiest construction period, around 4,500–5,500 people will be simultaneously working at the site. Once in operation, the nuclear power plant will directly employ approximately 500 experts in different fields.
The impact on employment is even larger when studied from the viewpoint of the entire lifecycle of the nuclear power plant project. If the cascade effect from the direct jobs, i.e. jobs generated in the service sector, is also taken into account, the employment impact will be 17,400–26,000 man-years, depending on the degree of domestic origin.