Relocate to Estonia → Tallinn

General

Tallinn, as a capital of Estonia, is the largest city in this country. It is a booming place, especially in IT sphere. Thus, this city hosts many headquarters of IT companies in the EU. Furthermore, Tallinn is famous for the highest number of startups per person in Europe. So this city can be called a political, financial, cultural and educational center of Estonia. There is one interesting fact that Tallinn in 2011 was named the European Capital of Culture.

"Silicon Valley"

of Europe

453k

inhabitants


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 504 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 344
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 857 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 583 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 196 
  • Internet € 23 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 23 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 0.5 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3

However, for all registered residents public transportation is free in Tallinn. 

Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 26                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
  • Lunch € 8 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 40 
  • Beer € 4
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.5 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 48 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 8

Healthcare

Estonia is a country with solidarity-based social insurance system, so health care services are available for everyone. If you have a residence permit and pay social taxes, your medical bills are covered. Tallinn, as a capital, is famous for the high-level healthcare system. In this city you are free to choose a general practitioner you want. However, the doctor can decline you, so check carefully.

You can find medications in Estonia mostly in pharmacies. Usually, pharmacies work from 10 a.m. and up to 9 p.m. However, there are 24-hour emergency pharmacies in all areas.

If you live in Estonia you have to be insured. So there are 2 types of health care insurance: public and private. However, the private one is usually chosen by people who are not eligible for a public one.

More about health care system


Education

Estonia is a country with high-level educational providers. There are 4 qualifications levels in Estonia: Bachelor’s level (3-4 years of study), Master’s level (1-2 years), Doctoral level (3-4 years) and Professional higher education level (3-4,5 years). There is one interesting fact that since 2012, higher education is free of charge if you study in Estonian. Furthermore, you can receive a study allowance. Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Tallinn.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Tallinn, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with cold and snowy winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter -4°C (24 °F). About the precipitation: the driest months are March and April and the wettest - July and August.

 20°C

average temperature in summer

-4°C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Tallinn, as a lovely city, has a safety level of 70% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. This city has a very low crime rate, so it is very safe for residents and tourists.

70/100

Safety index "Numbeo"


Economy

Tallinn, as a financial and business center of Estonia, is known for the economy that is based on information technology, tourism and logistics. Moreover, in 2015 Estonia was called as "a sort of Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea". For instance, Skype is originally from Tallinn and such companies like TeliaSonera and Kuehne + Nagel based in the city too. There is one interesting fact that in Tallinn more than a half of Estonian GDP is created. So this city can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

500

Minimum monthly salary

2000

Average monthly salary


People

Expat communities are common in Tallinn because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed.

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  • General

    Tallinn, as a capital of Estonia, is the largest city in this country. It is a booming place, especially in IT sphere. Thus, this city hosts many headquarters of IT companies in the EU. Furthermore, Tallinn is famous for the highest number of startups per person in Europe. So this city can be called a political, financial, cultural and educational center of Estonia. There is one interesting fact that Tallinn in 2011 was named the European Capital of Culture.

    "Silicon Valley"

    of Europe

    453k

    inhabitants

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 504 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 344
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 857 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 583 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 196 
    • Internet € 23 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 2
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 23 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 0.5 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3

    However, for all registered residents public transportation is free in Tallinn. 

    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 26                                                                                                                                                                                         milk (1 liter), 1 bread (500g), eggs (12), local cheese (1kg), chicken breasts (1kg), apples (1kg), potato (1kg), water (1,5 liter), a bottle of wine, domestic beer (0,5l bottle)
    • Lunch € 8 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 40 
    • Beer € 4
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.5 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.8 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 48 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 8
  • Healthcare

    Estonia is a country with solidarity-based social insurance system, so health care services are available for everyone. If you have a residence permit and pay social taxes, your medical bills are covered. Tallinn, as a capital, is famous for the high-level healthcare system. In this city you are free to choose a general practitioner you want. However, the doctor can decline you, so check carefully.

    You can find medications in Estonia mostly in pharmacies. Usually, pharmacies work from 10 a.m. and up to 9 p.m. However, there are 24-hour emergency pharmacies in all areas.

    If you live in Estonia you have to be insured. So there are 2 types of health care insurance: public and private. However, the private one is usually chosen by people who are not eligible for a public one.

    More about health care system

  • Education

    Estonia is a country with high-level educational providers. There are 4 qualifications levels in Estonia: Bachelor’s level (3-4 years of study), Master’s level (1-2 years), Doctoral level (3-4 years) and Professional higher education level (3-4,5 years). There is one interesting fact that since 2012, higher education is free of charge if you study in Estonian. Furthermore, you can receive a study allowance. Here you can find universities, colleges and education providers in Tallinn.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Tallinn, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with cold and snowy winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 20°C (68 °F) and in winter -4°C (24 °F). About the precipitation: the driest months are March and April and the wettest - July and August.

     20°C

    average temperature in summer

    -4°C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Tallinn, as a lovely city, has a safety level of 70% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. This city has a very low crime rate, so it is very safe for residents and tourists.

    70/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

  • Economy

    Tallinn, as a financial and business center of Estonia, is known for the economy that is based on information technology, tourism and logistics. Moreover, in 2015 Estonia was called as "a sort of Silicon Valley on the Baltic Sea". For instance, Skype is originally from Tallinn and such companies like TeliaSonera and Kuehne + Nagel based in the city too. There is one interesting fact that in Tallinn more than a half of Estonian GDP is created. So this city can be considered as a good place for professional relocation.

    500

    Minimum monthly salary

    2000

    Average monthly salary

  • People

    Expat communities are common in Tallinn because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed.

    InterNations

    Facebook

    WorkInEstonia

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