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Cost of Living in Tallinn

Summary about cost of living in Tallinn:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.15 € 6.00-11.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 € 28.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 € 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.60 € 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.50 € 2.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.51 € 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.44 € 0.70-2.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.14 € 0.50-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.65 € 2.08-3.41
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.73 € 0.40-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.50 € 0.39-0.73
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.42 € 1.00-2.10
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.19 € 2.27-4.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.47 € 2.27-3.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.44 € 2.27-5.50
Apples (1 lb) 0.47 € 0.23-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.48 € 0.41-0.59
Oranges (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.45-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.86 € 0.45-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.17 € 0.11-0.29
Onion (1 lb) 0.17 € 0.12-0.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.11 € 0.90-1.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.71 € 0.50-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.30 € 1.00-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.51 € 1.20-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 € 3.80-4.10
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 € 1.10-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 23.00 € 21.00-25.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 € 2.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.80 € 0.80-1.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 € 8.00-12.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.87 € 4.54-5.26
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 € 16,000.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,685.00 € 15,000.00-20,960.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 197.93 € 150.00-283.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 € 0.03-0.05
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.24 € 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 50.45 € 36.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.71 € 15.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.80 € 7.00-8.10
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 353.33 € 180.00-520.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,456.20 € 6,400.00-19,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 73.12 € 50.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.97 € 20.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.98 € 50.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 96.86 € 75.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 486.05 € 400.00-600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 345.12 € 250.00-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 846.88 € 650.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 566.57 € 450.00-800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 221.81 € 185.80-260.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 156.96 € 111.48-185.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,006.21 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.46 2.00-3.50

Prices in Tallinn

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Last update: June 2018
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14 Comments so far

#Yevgeni on Jun 05, 2018 :
Another disadvantage is Estonian nationalists. See below how Tarmo speaks about Russians generalising about 49% of Tallinn's population. What makes you think he will think something better about you, after all you're not Estonian either and people like himself will associate you with "crime, dirt everywhere, hate and broken things". Interesting how he mentions other people's "hate" while being hateful of 30% of his country's natives, that would be by any civilised standard considered Estonians (most of them are born in the country), but for him they are "Filthy Russians", just because they have different first language. This far-right crap has been here for ages. So beware of that if you move to Estonia.
#Tarmo on Mar 31, 2018 :
To Euromama
Quality of live for singel parent is very good in Estonia. We have a kindergardens where you can hold you baby. Our healthcare is very good and it is free if you working in Estonia and pay taxes. Our hospitals is very good. We have a very clean water , you dont have to buy water in bottle.
Our minus is russians ,where is russian there are crime, dirt everywhere, hate and broken things.
#Tarmo on Mar 31, 2018 :
Hi

If you want to rent or buy apartment look city24.ee or kv.ee. Rent is 250-300-400EUR per month and no taxes just pay to owner. Crime is low in Estonia. Food is clean and health but food prices are to high, use local product they are much safer and healther. I you looking place where to live look Mustamägi district, there are more estonians and less crime. If you have money and looking nice place then Viimsi district or Nõmme district is for you. If you dont want to live in Tallinn then Saue , Saku is for you. We have a very good and cheep local transport. There you can look roads and plans https://transport.tallinn.ee.
If you salary is 1000EUR then look some apartment near to Tallinn (Saku, Saue, Keila) but 1000EUR is ok salary (apartment 300, food and cost 300, utilities cost 150, transport ca 50)
#Euromama on Mar 19, 2018 :
Hello

Is there a good quality of life for a single parent?

I may be moving there and I want to have a good life with her.

My salary will be quite good.
#Item on Sep 26, 2017 :
Sorry, meant "who are have not registered theirselves as Tallinn citizen, but are of course owners of property."
#Item on Sep 26, 2017 :
Property tax? For apartments it is very low (approximately 25€ for a year in 50m2 apartment) and it only applies to those owners, who are not officially registered as owners.
#Richard Tuttle on Sep 14, 2017 :
Can anyone give me an estimate of the property tax rate on apartments or homes in Tallinn
#Item on Sep 10, 2017 :
1000€ is decent - 300-400€ rent for normal 1 bedroom apartment, rest for eating and culture.
#Robert on Jun 15, 2017 :
I got a job offer to work in Tallin for 1000 euros. Is that enough to live?
#dick tomlinson on Mar 31, 2017 :
I am looking to grow winter, hot house tomatoes for Tallinn. They have a large visitor trade and many fine restuarant business.
#Xlo on Oct 06, 2016 :
Public transportation in Tallinn is actually free of charge for all legal residents of the city. And it has been for a few years. It is only tourists, short-term visitors and commuters from outside the city that have to pay for tickets. So for most Tallinners, transportation should not even be included in the expense distribution chat.
#Semper Vigil on Mar 20, 2016 :
Price for public transportation since 01.03.2016 in Tallinn (all prices are official)
2 EUR single fare ticket from driver (usually tourist option- sorry for being robbed, if ya decide to stay more than 24 hrs, real advice is to obtain e-ticket so called plastic "greencard" from kiosks every "R-Kiosk" selss them and it looks like green card of the size of regular ID or credit card)
E-tickets
1h = 1.10.EUR;
24h=3 EUR,
72h=5 EUR
30 days- 23 EUR and pls don't forget this is e-ticket

Fuel price (on-line up-do-date): http://www.1181.ee/kytusehinnad/Area/1
#Tarmo on Apr 05, 2015 :
Model (chart) is so strange how rent could be 22% it does not make sense? 22% from 800 would be 176 with that money you can hardly rent room or apartment in local ghetto Kopli. Makes sense if you live with partner who earns at least as much. But most men here struggle quite hard to get 600-700 after tax, for young experienced people it's a dream. Mostly we do overwork, I and most of my friends do 200h+ monthly to hit 1000,
Many families earn less than 1200 in total, apartment + utilities would be over 400 in winter could hit 500 which would make 40% of family budget.

Salary examples:
Security guard - 350 Eur
Shop assistant - 350 - 500
Warehouse worker - 500
School teacher - 500 - 1000 depends on school and number of classes
Factory workers easy job - 650
Factory workers hard job / needs knowledge or education - 1000
Beginner engineer 600
Nurse / Pharmacist 600-700

To hit 1000 and more you need to do risky job, dirty job, ovework, be experienced specialist, software engineer, be a genius or criminal
#Mark on Oct 24, 2014 :
Im a local boy named Mark. The things you said in the list are almost 80% true. Im not gonna say what went wrong but overall its good. Thanks! Mark