Relocate to Estonia → Tartu

General

Tartu, as the second largest city of Estonia, is the oldest one in this country. It is known for low prices and high level of safety. Furthermore, this city can be considered as an industrial and cultural center. Tartu is also named the intellectual center of the country. This city is rapidly developing, so it is strong in engineering, electronics, information technology and biotechnology industries. There is one interesting fact that Tartu is very technically advanced.

Cultural capital

of Estonia

100k

inhabitants


Cost of living
Property prices
  • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 380 
  • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 280
  • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 635 
  • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 395 
Utilities (monthy)
  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 158 
  • Internet € 22 
Transportation
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 1.1
  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 15.3 
  • Taxi 1km ride € 0.65 
  • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
Food & Restaraunts
  • The average food basket € 27                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 5.5 
  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 35 
  • Beer € 3
  • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.1 
  • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.2 
Sports and leisure
  • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 42 
  • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 7

Healthcare

Estonia is a country with a 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. Tartu has a good level of the health care system. You are obliged to choose a general practitioner. However, a doctor can decline you, so check carefully his/her availability.

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 systems: 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 Tartu.

More about Higher Education


Climate

Tartu, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and cool to warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 21°C (70 °F) and in winter -5°C (22 °F). However, in winters temperature can drop below -30°C (-22 °F).

 21°C

average temperature in summer

-5°C

average temperature in winter


Safety

Tartu, as a students` city, has a safety level of 81% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 4.5/5 according to Nomadlist. So crime rates are very low here.

81/100

Safety index "Numbeo"

4.5/5

Safety index "Nomadlist"


Economy

Tartu, as a city of innovations, is an attractive place for investors. Now a lot of electronic, information and biotechnology enterprises are situated there. Moreover, Tartu is also a world-know research city. In this place Estonian research potential (more than 60%) is concentrated. So Tartu can be considered as an attractive location for professional relocation.

500

Minimum monthly salary

2500

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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WorkInEstonia

  • General

    Tartu, as the second largest city of Estonia, is the oldest one in this country. It is known for low prices and high level of safety. Furthermore, this city can be considered as an industrial and cultural center. Tartu is also named the intellectual center of the country. This city is rapidly developing, so it is strong in engineering, electronics, information technology and biotechnology industries. There is one interesting fact that Tartu is very technically advanced.

    Cultural capital

    of Estonia

    100k

    inhabitants

  • Cost of living
    Property prices
    • Apartment rent (small) in City Centre € 380 
    • Apartment (small) Outside of Centre € 280
    • Apartment (big) in City Centre € 635 
    • Apartment (big) Outside of Centre € 395 
    Utilities (monthy)
    • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for big apartment € 158 
    • Internet € 22 
    Transportation
    • One-way Ticket (Local Transport) € 1.1
    • Monthly Pass (Regular Price) € 15.3 
    • Taxi 1km ride € 0.65 
    • Gasoline (1 liter) € 1.3
    Food & Restaraunts
    • The average food basket € 27                                                                                                                                                                                         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 € 5.5 
    • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course € 35 
    • Beer € 3
    • Cappuccino (regular) € 2.1 
    • Coke/Pepsi (0,33 liter bottle) € 1.2 
    Sports and leisure
    • Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult  € 42 
    • Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat € 7
  • Healthcare

    Estonia is a country with a 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. Tartu has a good level of the health care system. You are obliged to choose a general practitioner. However, a doctor can decline you, so check carefully his/her availability.

    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 systems: 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 Tartu.

    More about Higher Education

  • Climate

    Tartu, as a city with a humid continental climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and cool to warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 21°C (70 °F) and in winter -5°C (22 °F). However, in winters temperature can drop below -30°C (-22 °F).

     21°C

    average temperature in summer

    -5°C

    average temperature in winter

  • Safety

    Tartu, as a students` city, has a safety level of 81% safe according to Numbeo’s rating and 4.5/5 according to Nomadlist. So crime rates are very low here.

    81/100

    Safety index "Numbeo"

    4.5/5

    Safety index "Nomadlist"

  • Economy

    Tartu, as a city of innovations, is an attractive place for investors. Now a lot of electronic, information and biotechnology enterprises are situated there. Moreover, Tartu is also a world-know research city. In this place Estonian research potential (more than 60%) is concentrated. So Tartu can be considered as an attractive location for professional relocation.

    500

    Minimum monthly salary

    2500

    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

    WorkInEstonia

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