Cost of Living in Tallinn

Summary of cost of living in Tallinn, Estonia:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 7.50-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 40.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.50 € 6.50-8.90
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 € 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 € 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.28 € 1.75-4.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.80 € 1.20-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.41 € 1.10-3.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.20 € 2.84-5.26
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.14 € 0.70-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 € 0.47-1.35
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.49 € 1.60-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.80 € 2.90-6.80
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.49 € 1.81-4.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.26 € 3.99-9.07
Apples (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.27-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 € 0.48-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.94 € 0.45-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 1.15 € 0.59-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.36 € 0.18-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.42 € 0.25-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 1.47 € 0.80-2.10
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.90 € 0.45-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 5.85-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.63 € 0.90-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.83 € 1.15-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.18 € 4.90-5.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 € 1.50-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 € 18.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 € 2.29-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.29 € 0.80-1.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12.00 € 10.00-18.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.54 € 6.06-6.89
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 € 24,391.00-28,960.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,008.33 € 23,000.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 249.62 € 170.00-432.73
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 18.14 € 10.00-24.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.81 € 20.00-39.99
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.41 € 20.00-69.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.14 € 15.00-45.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 389.21 € 100.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,940.83 € 3,000.00-8,300.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 79.16 € 35.00-110.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.79 € 19.00-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.06 € 55.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 93.68 € 60.00-180.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 638.38 € 485.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 473.95 € 395.00-650.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,039.68 € 785.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 787.42 € 600.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 372.12 € 269.42-510.96
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 246.22 € 178.37-343.74
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,669.61 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.72 1.75-6.00

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Last update: November 2023
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39 Comments so far
Dimitri on May 17, 2023:
Since the big wage increases in january (2023) the standard of living has become even better.

One of the most underrated places.
Ints on Aug 25, 2022:
Tallinn official median salary 2022 is 1440,64 EUR /After Tax/ and Estonia official median salary 1352,82 EUR
Anonymous on Mar 23, 2022:
Prices are much higher in reality, utility bills will be at least 300Eur a month for 85sqm apartment
Somebody on Jan 23, 2022:
The average net salary looks rather elevated. Estonian average gross salary as of 2021 is 1450 EUR. After taxes, it leaves approximately 1200 EUR.
Ints on May 27, 2021:
Tallinn official median salary 2020 is 1304,66 EUR /After Tax/ and Estonia offisial median salary 1205,64 EUR
Anonymous on Feb 25, 2021:
I fell on a big African pole and loved it. Wonder why Estonia men like the rest of European men have such tiny poles? Women do love big poles and I'm no different.

Anonymous on Feb 23, 2021:
Surprisingly whores are very cheap in Tallinn a bonus.
Camel on Dec 09, 2020:
The city is amazing place to stay for professionals, the unemployment rate is very low and for that reason you can a job very easily...LOL
Camel on Nov 02, 2020:
Many IT companies has offices there and for that reason you can be able very easy to find any job...LOL
Camel on Oct 10, 2020:
There are many nigh clubs and you can have good choice any time...Moreover there are always many tourists and for that reason everyone has high level of skills in english...LOL
Camel on Oct 06, 2020:
Liberals is in government for that reason life is very rich there and you can find very easy a new job...LOL
Camel on Sep 19, 2020:
Salaries is much higher as it is nearest capital from Helsinki...LOL
Camel on Sep 12, 2020:
Amazing place for living and working, many opportunities and it is quite easy to get job for qualified professionals...LOL
Camel on Aug 23, 2020:
Note, that the city is developing high technologies and for that reason high salaries can be afford there...LOL
Camel on Jul 25, 2020:
The unemployment rate is only 3% and everyone is working there, it is very easy to get job and many opportunities...LOL
Camel on Jul 11, 2020:
Tallinn is the city of freedom and high quality life...LOL
Camel on Jun 14, 2020:
Tallinn is small and quite clean city, amazing place to live...LOL
Camel on Jun 06, 2020:
Tallinn has two times less salaries compared to neighborhood city Helsinki you can earn about 2400 € after taxes...LOL
Camel on May 24, 2020:
Easy life and many jobs can be found there, most popular spot among Scandinavian tourists...LOL
Camel on May 13, 2020:
Just enjoy of living in Tallinn and have a beautiful time...more liberals in government with richer city can be created in future...LOL
Camel on May 06, 2020:
Tallinn is very favourite place for Scandinavian tourist and for that reason business is developed there...LOL
Camel on May 03, 2020:
FYI, Estonia has reduced taxes for alcohol and the place became more attractive for foreign tourists again, just keep going with freedom and liberty estonians and you would be richest country among baltic states even in Scandinavia...LOL
Camel on May 03, 2020:
Tallinn has reached his top of living costs and now has to transform to high tech country with high salaries, otherwise it will be expensive for future investments...LOL
Camel on May 01, 2020:
There are many high quality Hostels with reasonable prices cab be booked...and more developed compared with other countries. The price is around 20 €/night for one bed in shared room...LOL
Camel on Apr 30, 2020:
Tallinn is near Helsinki and for that reason the city can be developed more with western standards...LOL
Camel on Apr 29, 2020:
Tallinn is amazing spot for living, more newcomers are welcome...LOL
Camel on Apr 20, 2020:
There are many jobs in Tallinn and can be found in website
estman on Apr 17, 2020:
Gross minimum salary in Estonia is 584€, so net minimum salary is ~550 €. Average gross salary in Q4 2019 in Tallinn was 1611 € ( ), so 1296 € net on average ( )
Andrea Gatuzzo on Apr 14, 2020:
"Estonia has a corporate tax rate of 20%. Companies that operate under VAT have to pay tax on purchases at 20%. Certain services, like those related to pharmaceutical products, medical equipment for disabled persons, books (excluding e-books), newspapers and periodicals, hotel accommodation, and others, benefit from a 9% VAT rate." source:
With taxation like that Tallin is a good place for living.
Camel on Apr 11, 2020:
Tallinn is the city of freedom and everyone can enjoy the life there. Just note, that major in government are liberals...and this city will have rich and powerful future...LOL
Camel on Apr 03, 2020:
Salaries in IT field there in Tallinn are very high and can reach 2000 € after taxes for professional programmers...LOL
Anonymous on Mar 21, 2020:
Prices of apartments are quite high and requires to have high salary, but there min wage is 540 € and it means that everyone have enough money to live...LOL
Camel on Mar 19, 2020:
Tallinn is most modern city among Baltic states and Scandinavia, so many IT companies has established their offices there with high salaries and modern working conditions. Let's go forward to reduce more taxes and make amazing spot to live at Nordics...LOL
Camel on Mar 13, 2020:
The unemployment rate is still very low and reaches about 4% as it very high results for this country...keep going...LOL
Camel on Mar 07, 2020:
The salaries is still growing about 10% per year...keep going estonians and reach the half of Finland living life average that is 2500 € salary per month...LOL
Camel on Jan 29, 2020:
The salaries in the field of IT is quite high compared with rest type of jobs...still taxation is very high and government has to reduce it...what is more the Estonia public debt is very law and reach only 8% of GDP
Camel on Jan 12, 2020:
The min salary in Estonia from 2020 is 584 € before taxes and 550 € after taxes but taxes are still high for workplace.
Anonymous on Dec 27, 2019:
One ticket in Tallinn public transport is 0.72 euros if you pay with a bank card, 0.90 if you pay in cash and 2.00 if you buy the ticket from the bus driver for cash.
Camel on Dec 02, 2019:
It is very sad that socialist is in government and that reduce evolution of the country. But still Estonia is most developed among all po-soviet countries.