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Quality of life in Tartu

By Merilin Jürjo

Tartu is a true student town and home to Estonia's oldest university. Its academic atmosphere and high concentration of bright minds makes it a center for innovation and entrepreneurship. With safe and tolerant environment, the city takes pride in its urban greenery, easy transit and excellent healthcare, all contributing to a high quality of life at a reasonable cost.

Tartu is one of the top ten city matches for 10.0% 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
213/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.40
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$2.00
Inflation [score]0.39
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$23.00
Movie ticket$8.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$71.08

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 members4378
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months123
Number of upcoming meetup events5
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events20
Startup events16
Startup events [score]0.48
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups31

Venture Capital

2
199/232
Details
Venture capital [score]0.21

Travel Connectivity

1
236/264
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.12
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
157/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

9
67/262
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
213/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.59
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
113/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.42
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
163/238
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)30
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)19
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
50/264
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]0.83
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

6
16/261
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

4
175/264
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
178/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)42.31
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
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
202/264
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]0.39

Outdoors

2
226/264
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
39/264
Details
Large apartment$606.23
Medium apartment$493.94
Rent index [score]0.92
Small apartment$381.64

Cost of Living

8
58/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.50
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.51
Inflation [score]0.77
Lunch$5.60
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$15.00
Movie ticket$6.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$48.18

Startups

2
233/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups1
Meetups members104
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months8
Startup climate scene [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.39
Total number of startups52

Venture Capital

2
221/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesbuildit
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.15

Travel Connectivity

1
220/264
Details
Airport hub1
Airport hub [score]0.10
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.18

Commute

6
8/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.96

Business Freedom

8
142/262
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

10
9/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.97
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

8
41/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.91
Healthcare quality [score]0.93
Life expectancy (years)77.56
Life expectancy [score]0.65

Education

5
53/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Tartu
Best university ranking325
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)8
PISA ranking4
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.97
PISA reading (high school)5
PISA science (high school)3
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

10
2/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.98
Cleanliness [score]0.86
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]1.00

Economy

4
193/261
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
95/264
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
177/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)16.88
Internet access (download) [score]0.37
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.99

Leisure & Culture

4
220/263
Details
Art galleries28
Art galleries [score]0.38
Cinemas20
Cinemas [score]0.38
Comedy clubs36
Comedy clubs [score]0.69
Concert venues30
Concerts [score]0.47
Historical sites22
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums33
Museums [score]0.51
Performing art venues31
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues4
Sports [score]0.32
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.52

Tolerance

6
161/264
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]0.41

Outdoors

4
204/264
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)43.00
Water access [score]0.70
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Costs of living

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Housing costs (USD)

$1,855$2,090
$1972
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$23
Lunch$13
-18%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Tartu are in the 58th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Tartu 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)

$317$447
$382
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$15
Lunch$6
-53%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in Asheville

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Married Couples Only

LGBT rights in Tartu

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 number of days per year without rain

236

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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