Living costs

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.

Fast facts:

Currency: the euro (EUR, €)

Monthly living costs: €300–€500, depending on the student`s choices


The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences has the best price in Tallinn for dormitories: 64 Euros per Month. The rooms are renovated, dormitory in general is not. Read more about the student’s dormitory here. Tallinn has high costs of accommodation: 350 or more for a private flat.


Students can usually enjoy a comfortable life with around €200–250 per month for food. Each student can determine food expenses individually, depending on their needs. EASS has its own cafeteria, which offers nice meal with reasonable price (breakfast 1 to 2,5 Euros; lunch 2-5,5 Euros.

Daily specials in pubs and cafes: €2.50–€6


Public transport is available for all students and is free of charge in Tallinn (only for residents of Tallinn, including international students studying in Tallinn).

Taxi (depending on company): average starting fee from €1.9, each km from €0.6.

Bus ticket from Tallinn to Tartu: €8.10–€10.50

Entertainment and free time

Theatre ticket: €12–€20

Concert ticket: € 8–€30

Nightclub ticket: up to €5–€15 (depends on the club, free entrance or discounts for ladies or students with a student card are common)

Movie ticket: €4.5–€ 8 (depending on the cinema or time of the day or day of the week)


Estonian Academy of Security Sciences has its own sports center and it is free of charge for Erasmus + students.

Private sports club are about €30–€70 per month (depending on the club and training package).

Bank account

Opening a bank account is free of charge for EU residents who have registered themselves as residents in Estonia.

For non-residents who hold a D-visa, opening a bank account can cost around 200 euros. For money transfers, please see if alternative services like and can be suitable for you*.

* EASS does not endorse any of these providers over the other and cannot advise you on this matter any further. Please research the services yourselves.