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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The quality of life in Estonia has been steadily improving for its citizens over the past decade. Prior to the recession in 2008, the economy was booming at historic highs. Still, Estonia’s record on well-being while not bad, isn’t overly impressive – at least according to the Better Life Index. Still, they currently rank better than average in the environment, education and skills and overall work-life balance. Estonia is doing less well in job creation, earnings, housing, subjective well-being, personal security, income and wealth and health status.Read more… 

It’s hard to imagine that Estonia was once dominated by the former Soviet Union. Life is very different now for this generation of Estonians who are able to enjoy democracy, freedom of the press and an improving, more progressive modern European lifestyle. Still, challenges remain for this Baltic states. According to OECD, Estonia fairs the worse in its region for quality of life. Read more…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Estonia

numbeo-estonia      visitestonia-estonia     expatfocus-estonia

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Estonia is a fairly cheap place to live – at least according to European standards. Accommodation prices tend to be low, transport reasonable and food affordable. Internationals living in such places as Tallinn and other Estonian cities will find that they won’t even need a car. Public transportation is easily accessible, safe and reliable. Read more…

Satisfying sites on Cost of Living in Estonia

numbeo-estonia        numbeo-tallinn      expatistan-/tallinn      expatfocus-estonia

Climate

Climate
Estonia has a relatively mild climate with warm dry summers and temperatures averaging around 18 degrees Celsius, but sometimes reaching 25 degrees and beyond. and cold winters The winters are fairly severe with heavy snowfall, snowstorms with temperatures falling around – 5 degrees Celsius with the potential to fall to -20 degrees and accompanied by strong winds. Autumn and spring can be chilly and wet. The climate is at its best in May through September.

Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

If you are a European Union National you have the entitlement to work in any European Union member country without needing to obtain a work permit. The only exception to this is if you are planning to work in Croatia where some restrictions can apply. However you should still investigate the consequences of working and the effect this will have on your benefits (health insurance, maternity/paternity, pensions, occupational accidents and diseases, death grants, unemployment, early retirement, family benefits), and the implications of where and how much tax you pay. The European Union offers this Tax advise at its Your Europe website. Once you have been in an EU country for more than 3 months you will be required to register your residence and obtain a residency permit.

If you are not a European Union National then you will require a work permit. The requirements for this often differ depending on your Nationality. For the latest up to date information for entry please visit Work in Estonia  website.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office      US State Department         BBC World News           Al Jazeera        Estonian News

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