Cost of Living in Tallinn

Summary about cost of living in Tallinn, Estonia:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 € 7.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 53.50 € 40.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.20 € 6.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 € 3.00-5.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.30 € 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.01 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 € 0.89-2.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.54 € 1.00-2.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.33 € 2.27-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.59-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.80 € 0.41-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.09 € 1.42-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.01 € 2.95-5.90
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.76 € 1.36-4.49
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.27 € 2.72-7.71
Apples (1 lb) 0.72 € 0.27-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.51 € 0.39-0.73
Oranges (1 lb) 0.85 € 0.45-1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 € 0.45-2.27
Potato (1 lb) 0.37 € 0.18-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.28 € 0.16-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 1.16 € 0.79-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.89 € 0.40-1.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.99 € 5.99-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.51 € 1.19-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.70 € 1.00-2.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 € 4.90-5.90
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 € 1.20-2.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 € 20.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 € 2.00-3.85
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.13 € 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.80 € 10.00-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.42 € 6.81-8.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 € 20,000.00-24,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,575.33 € 18,590.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 294.06 € 205.00-425.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 € 0.01-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.03 € 20.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.90 € 15.00-67.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 30.00 € 20.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 € 8.00-13.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 326.25 € 90.00-560.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,580.00 € 3,600.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 82.31 € 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.99 € 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.12 € 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.58 € 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 592.09 € 500.00-750.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 461.15 € 350.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,072.86 € 800.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 754.00 € 600.00-1,100.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 321.67 € 250.84-418.06
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 233.60 € 185.80-278.71
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,355.60 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.25 2.00-3.00

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Last update: June 2022
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64 Comments so far
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.
Camel on Aug 08, 2019:
It looks so wonderful that Tallinn is developing so fast and has so high freedom level, that each person of any nation can enjoy of high level life quality....LOL
Camel on Aug 06, 2019:
...just checked, in Helsinki the closed capital from Tallinn, the average salary is much more higher 2300 € after taxes, shame on you estonians you should more reduce taxes and invite more corporation to establish own IT centers there...but still many socialist and russians lives there...keep going and modernize your country much faster...good luck.
Camel on Aug 02, 2019:
...Finally, Estonia has reduces taxes for alcohol and will give a chance to increase tourism...LOL
Expat on Jul 22, 2019:
Life is very good in Tallinn, salarys are good, safety is high, clean environment, nature is near by- overall life quality is very good in Tallinn. I recommend Tallinn/Estonia for working and for living.
Camel on Jul 19, 2019:
...still waiting for 1200 € average salary after taxes...keep going north penguins...LooL
Camel on Jul 15, 2019:
Salaries a growing so fast in There in Tallinn, keep going. Tere.
Camel on Jul 07, 2019:
---> Estonians, congratulations - your economy now looks like a strongest in EU, low unemployment level and public debt, salaries a highest between po-soviet countries, moreover - note that Estonia is only country which from last year has one the biggest liberal parties in the government (localy)...I happy that Estonia is going freedom way and you can fell safe there with all rights to develop your skills and create a good value for the society. Lool
Camel on Jun 26, 2019:
FYI - the unemployment is lowest in EU and it is very easy to find a job, but socialist still breathing behind ...chi chi chi
Camel on Jun 13, 2019:
---> it-guy, the tourism is very well developed and there many good paid jobs...Tallinn is most beautiful cities in the EU.
it-guy on May 22, 2019:
If you are not in IT, then it's VERY expensive to live there.
Camel on May 14, 2019:
FYI - unemployment rate is 4.1% like everyone wanted can get a job and hard workers quite a high salaries can earn, moreover shadow economy is still existing due to the high taxes...
Camel on Apr 29, 2019:
FYI - the taxation for high level salaries a highest in EU in Estonia, otherwise like in UK or Germany you will get more at home after can use calculators which can be found in WWW...and compare.
Omg on Apr 14, 2019:
Kremlin bots, the vatnik 30 rouble army, has discovered numbeo... What's next?
Camel for Vager on Feb 16, 2019:
Minimum wage in Estonia is 516 € after taxes you are taking home...LOL
Vager on Feb 14, 2019:
Minimum wage in Estonia is 540 euros, tax-free exemption is 500 euros.
Anonymous on Feb 01, 2019:
I lived in Tallinn as an expat for almost 9 years.To say that Estonia is expensive overall would be a gross understatement especially since it's a small country,corruption reins supreme.To just get by in Tallinn you'll need a minimum of 1,200 Eur per month.Cold weather and cold people in general are good reasons not to move to Estonia.Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia,and Latvia are carbon copies of each other, truth be known.Bear in mind the above countries are 3rd world at best.
Vqklllp on Dec 04, 2018:
It might be tough, but doable. You have to buy food from grocery shop with this budget (under 300€ per month). When eating in university cafeteria, average meal can be 3-5€ per one regular size plate. Official minimum wage for full-time job is 480€ and people still somehow manage to live with it - no new clothes, car or travelling of course. But you can stay alive when you don't have to rent or have property mortgage.
Efraim Monsale on Nov 29, 2018:
Hello im from Philippines and im planning to study in estonia. My planned monthly allowance would be around 250-280€ and I'll staying in university dorm. Would that be enough for a student? I'm not into party and drinking just having a simple lifestyle
Savvep on Nov 09, 2018:
Tallinn: 200,000 to 400,000 € to buy, about 1000-2000€ per month to rent. Those of course individual house; could get cheaper with terraced house or semi-attached house.
martin on Oct 03, 2018:
Hi, how much would cost a house with some front yard or backyard space (I have three dogs)? Aitäh!
Floogsa on Aug 28, 2018:
IT engineers have net wage 2000-3000€. Normal rent for 50sqm 1-bedroom flat 500€ in Tallinn, Taxi 5-10€ per trip, 10-year old car total cost of ownership 200-300€ per month (loan 100€, maintenance and repairs 75€, fuel 75€ for ~750km).
Krm on Aug 27, 2018:
Is there a website that evaluates salaries based on your occupation? Im planning to apply for software engineer and not sure how much salary i should expect.
Anders on Aug 26, 2018:
Yevgeni, i think Tarmo means the part of Estonian Russians that have lived here for about 50 years and cant even say Hello in Estonian. Thats not an excuse that thwir first language is Russian. If you plan on living here long term then you can learn atleast the basics. :) Plus for some reason these same individs have the impression that Estonia is still a part of russia for some reason :D The newer generation is quite okay :) mainly you will not see any hostility towards you if you move here. I mean ofcourse every nationality has its own idiots :)
Farrukh Atabaev on Aug 08, 2018:
Who knows how much is salary of full stack middle+ java developers in Tallinn?
Stas on Jul 27, 2018:
Tap water in Tallinn smells of chlorine, but you get used to it after a while.
Keaz on Jul 17, 2018:
Hi I got a job opportunity as a software engineer, salary about 4000 euros. Is that enough. How about the safety?
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.