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Quality of life in Tallinn

With its stunning old town and high tech culture, Tallinn offers a unique blend of history and the modern 21st century living. It is among the most wired cities in the world, offering universal free public wifi and free public transportation for residents. The vibrant start-up scene is actively supported by the government and the city's strong tech eco-system. With low tax rates, cost of living and the seaside location, Tallinn is a truly inviting place to live.

Tallinn is one of the top ten city matches for 12.4% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
207/264
Details
Large apartment$1972.42
Medium apartment$1505.49
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$1038.56

Cost of Living

4
211/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.60
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$5.20
Bread$3.00
Inflation [score]0.40
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$23.00
Movie ticket$9.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$72.32

Startups

3
193/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co5
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups22
Meetups members4348
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months118
Number of upcoming meetup events9
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events16
Startup events16
Startup events [score]0.45
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups31

Venture Capital

2
200/232
Details
Venture capital [score]0.21

Travel Connectivity

1
235/260
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.11
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
160/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.75

Business Freedom

9
67/259
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

5
215/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.60
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents107
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.58

Healthcare

7
113/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.42
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
158/233
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07

Environmental Quality

8
41/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.96
Cleanliness [score]0.89
Drinking water quality [score]0.84
Urban greenery [score]0.70

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

4
172/263
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

4
169/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)47.78
Internet access (download) [score]0.71
Internet access (upload) [score]0.18
Upload speed (Mbps)4.11

Leisure & Culture

5
168/263
Details
Art galleries78
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas16
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.48
Concert venues72
Concerts [score]0.60
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums23
Museums [score]0.32
Performing art venues63
Performing arts [score]0.39
Sport venues20
Sports [score]0.34
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.62

Tolerance

5
204/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.58
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.69
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consentAmbiguous
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.37

Outdoors

2
223/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.40
Median peak in meters1022.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)649.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
55/264
Details
Large apartment$684.88
Medium apartment$548.68
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$412.48

Cost of Living

7
74/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.00
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.00
Bread$0.24
Inflation [score]0.73
Lunch$8.20
Monthly fitness club membership$57.00
Monthly public transport$25.00
Movie ticket$7.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$55.04

Startups

5
102/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups35
Meetups members7697
Number of investors33
Number of startup events in the last 12 months47
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events3
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.21
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups261

Venture Capital

5
70/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesStartup Wise Guys, GameFounders
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.49

Travel Connectivity

2
181/260
Details
Airport hub28
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.18

Commute

6
16/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.89

Business Freedom

8
142/259
Details
Business freedom79.00
Business freedom [score]0.75
Freedom from corruption69.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.72
Lack of labor restrictions57.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.40
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

9
20/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.88
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents9
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

7
105/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.84
Healthcare quality [score]0.70
Life expectancy (years)77.56
Life expectancy [score]0.65

Education

5
72/233
Details
Best university in rankingTallinn University of Technology
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test524.66
Country mean scores in PISA reading test516.29
Country mean scores in PISA science test541.40
PISA math ranking (high school)7
PISA ranking6
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.95
PISA reading (high school)10
PISA science (high school)5
Percent of happy students0.66
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.05
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.13
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

8
69/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.86
Cleanliness [score]0.72
Drinking water quality [score]0.85
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

4
190/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.40
GDP per capita$26998.78
GDP per capita [score]0.44

Taxation

5
90/263
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.46
Income tax level [score]0.62
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes84
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

4
199/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)21.64
Internet access (download) [score]0.45
Internet access (upload) [score]0.27
Upload speed (Mbps)5.63

Leisure & Culture

7
56/263
Details
Art galleries111
Art galleries [score]0.55
Cinemas87
Cinemas [score]0.63
Comedy clubs82
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues115
Concerts [score]0.61
Historical sites99
Historical sites [score]0.80
Museums48
Museums [score]0.66
Performing art venues77
Performing arts [score]0.69
Sport venues27
Sports [score]0.52
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.77

Tolerance

6
141/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index76.01
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.78
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rightsOther type of partnership
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.45

Outdoors

5
146/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters47.30
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)29.00
Water access [score]0.81
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Costs of living

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Housing costs (USD)

$1,340$1,671
$1505
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$48
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$23
Lunch$14
-17%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Tallinn are in the 74th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Tallinn will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$324$501
$412
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$57
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$16
Monthly public transport$25
Lunch$8
-47%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in Asheville

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Married Couples Only

LGBT rights in Tallinn

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Other Type Of Partnership

Adoption

Single Only

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

101

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.2

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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