Cost of living in Tallinn
Living costs in Estonia are affordable and are considered to be lower than in most other European countries. General feedback from foreigners who have spent some time here is that living conditions are similar to those in Western or Notherern Europe. Cost of living in Estonia is usually dependent upon the student’s accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spending patterns. Estonia uses, the single European currency (EUR, €).
TalTech Univesrity international exchange students can choose from on-campus to off-campus accomodation. On-campus accommodation is offered by Academic Hostel (Akadeemia tee 11/1). Off-campus accommodation is also offered by Academic Hostel (Endla 4). Private housing costs largely depend on the location and size of the flat. On average, the prices range from 250-450 EUR or more for an average private flat. During winter time the utilities might be additionally around 80-200 EUR per month.
Students can usually enjoy a comfortable life with around 200 EUR per month for food. Each student can determine food expenses individually, depending on their needs. Tallinn University of Technology also has several cafeterias, which offers nice meal with reasonable price.
Daily specials in cafeterias and cafes: 2,00-5,00 EUR
Public transport is free of charge in Tallinn for all EU students. You have to apply for Estonian ID-card and register yourself as Tallinn resident to have free public transportation. Not available for students who are coming to Estonia with visa.
Taxi (depending on company): average starting fee from1,90 EUR, each km from 0,5 EUR. Transportation from the airport to the university costs approximately 10-15 EUR, by bus (one hour ticket) 2 EUR.
Entertainment and free time
Average theater ticket costs: 15-30 EUR
Average concert ticket costs: 10-70 EUR
Average nightclub ticket costs: up to 8-25 EUR
Average movie ticket costs: 7-12 EUR (depending on cinema/time of the day/day of the week)
University's sports club and other fitness clubs
- group training fees: average 60-100 EUR per semester or 30-40 EUR per month
- gym/fitness club: 30-35 EUR per month.
Private sports clubs: 30-50 EUR per month (depending on club and training package)
Autumn Semester 2017 students spent in Tallinn per month:
Food: 201 EUR
Accommodation: 282 EUR
Travelling and free time: 174 EUR
(Autumn Semester 2017 survey for exchange students).