Cost of living
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 Europe. Cost of living in Estonia is usually dependent upon the student’s accommodation choices, lifestyle, and spending patterns. On 1 January 2011, Estonia changed over to the euro (EUR, €), the single European currency.
Tallinn University of Technology students can choose from on-campus to off-campus accomodation (Please note: dormitory places are limited, TUT cannot guarantee accomodation for all international students). On-campus accommodation prices start from €120 per month in student dormitories. The dormitories have single and double rooms. Off-campus housing costs largely depend on the location and size of the flat. On average, the prices range from about €120 for a place in a double room in the residence hall to €180-€450 or more for a private flat.
Students can usually enjoy a comfortable life with around €250-300 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: €1,80-€4,50
Public transport is available for all students and is free of charge in Tallinn.
Taxi (depending on company): average starting fee from €1.9, each km from €0.6.
Entertainment and free time
Theatre ticket: €12-€18
Concert ticket: € 8-€50
Nightclub ticket: up to €7-€20
Movie ticket: €5-€7 (depending on cinema or time of the day or day of the week)
Universities' sports clubs
- group training fees: average €60-€100 per semester or €30-€40 per month
- gym/fitness club: €30-€35 per month.
Private sports clubs: €30-€50 per month (depending on club and training package)