Briefly about Estonia

Estonia is a small coastal country with many national parks and nature reserves. Tourists who prefer history can visit the ancient city of Tallinn, Toompea Castle, Kadriorg Palace, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and much more.

Ethnic composition
Estonians, Russians, Jews
1.3 million
Internet speed
57 Mbps
State system
Parliamentary republic
Estonian Kroon (EEK)


  • Tallinn Old Town
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Toompea Castle
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Kadriorg Palace
  • Lahemaa National Park

The Climate

Estonia has a continental climate with high humidity – up to 80%. Summers are cool, with an average temperature of +18 °C, while in winter the temperature drops to -6 °C.

The Medicine

Healthcare in Estonia is of high Scandinavian quality, and doctors are professionals in their field and are among the best in the world. Many medical tourists come to Estonia to receive high quality treatment at affordable prices.

National cuisine

The national cuisine of Estonia is simple, hearty, and delicious. The main dishes are prepared from meat, fish, potatoes, cereals, beans and vegetables, and these dishes are seasoned with salt, cinnamon, cumin, pepper, ginger, cardamom, and marjoram. In addition to the main dishes, Estonians love fruit soups, pastries with cinnamon and marzipan.


The average salary in Estonia is $1.700. Salaries for Middle Software Engineer are in the range of $2.500 per month.


Taxes for individuals in Estonia are – 20%.



Food in an inexpensive restaurant$10
Lunch for 2 people, a middle-class restaurant with three courses$50
Combo lunch at McDonald’s$6


Milk (1 liter)$0.8
Eggs (12 pcs)$1.6


One way ticket (city transport)$1.4
Taxi (price per 1 kilometer)$0.7
Petrol (1 liter)$1.5


Hotel 2-3*$28/day
Hotel 4-5*$60/day

Housing prices in Estonia per month

Rent a modest housing or room$840 / month
Renting an apartment or a room in a good hotel$1.800 / month

Long Term Visa (D)

From 08/18/2022, Estonia has suspended the issuance of any visas (both Schengen and long-term) for citizens of the Russian Federation.

Estonia has a long-term visa and allows foreign citizens to stay in the country for up to 1 year, it is also possible with this visa to stay in other Schengen countries for up to 90 days.

General information:

  • Visa duration – 1 year
  • The visa fee is €100, for children from 6 to 11 years old – €40.
  • You need to apply for a visa in person at the nearest  Estonian embassy.

To apply for a visa to Estonia, you need:

Photo 3.5×4.5 cm

Medical insurance for the entire period of stay

Purpose of travel (this can be a confirmation from the employer, or a  confirmation letter from the host, etc.)

Submit fingerprints

More information can be found on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Schengen visa (C)

For those who do not have access to a visa-free regime with the EU, you can get a Schengen visa (Tourist visa). It is issued for 90 days, with the ability to visit other Schengen countries.

To apply for a visa, you need to contact the embassy, consulate, or visa application center in your country.

General information:

  • Visa duration – 90 days
  • Visa fee – €80.
  • You can apply for a visa at the nearest Estonian embassy.
  • Consideration of a short-term visa lasts up to 10 working days.

To apply for a Schengen visa, you need:

  • Valid passport with blank page
  • Fill out the form (C)
  • Photo – 2 pcs
  • Copy of the passport
  • Biometric fingerprint data
  • Any documents that confirm the purpose of the trip (if any)
  • Paid round trip or third country flight bookings
  • Health Insurance for all countries of the Schengen area in the amount of at least €30,000 and with a duration of at least 7 days.
  • If your trip will be financed by another person, you need to provide a letter of financial support, as well as his bank statement.
  • Proof of accommodation, this can be a hotel / accommodation reservation or an invitation letter (the confirmation must contain the address, period of stay and contact details).
  • Proof of employment and bank statement for the last 6 months.

More information can be found on the website of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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