Immigrate to Estonia: International Removals to Estonia

Moving to Estonia: Things to know before you immigrate to Estonia

Thinking of packing up and moving to Estonia? This small European nation of only 1.3 million people offers everything from beautiful forests, sea, culture and more – so it is no wonder many people from large cities are choosing to move to Estonia from the USA, UK and Australia. Eurosender is trusted by thousands of expats to provide low-cost and reliable solutions for international removals to Estonia. So why not start to plan your move right now, and see how much you can save on your costs of moving to Estonia!

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THE BASICS

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Located along the Baltic Sea between Russia and Latvia, Estonians are tech-savvy people and were the first country in the world to establish online political voting. Living in Estonia as a foreigner, if you don’t speak the language, don’t panic. English is widely spoken throughout the country. Here are some more facts you should know before moving to Estonia from the UK, USA or anywhere else.
Capital
Tallinn
Timezone
UTC + 2
Currency
Euro (€)
Population
1.300.000
Official Language
Estonian
Dialling code
+372
Emergency number
112
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

The cost of moving to Estonia – International removals to Estonia

Regardless of the size and urgency of your shipment, Eurosender has a range of international removals to Estonia to suit any requirement. Our simple to use booking tool will give you an instant price for most services, and our experts are happy to tailor a solution in no time, for any unusual shipping needs. We think of everything, so you don’t have to. So, what are you waiting for? Explore Eurosender’s world-renowned shipping services.

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Visa regulations for Estonia

For citizens of EU/EEA member countries: You do not need a visa to visit, live or work in Estonia. However, visa regulations stipulate that you should register yourself with the police within 3 months of moving to Estonia, and apply for an I.D card.

For citizens of non-EU member countries: Unless your country is exempt, you will need to apply for a Schengen visa at your nearest Estonian embassy allowing you to visit for up to 90 days. Countries which are exempt include USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc. For a full list of exemptions, please check the embassy’s website.

For citizens of non-EU member countries who are migrating to Estonia – you will need to apply for a work and residency permit.

Please check with the Estonian immigration website for a full list of visa regulations for Estonia.

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Property in Estonia

As Estonia has become a more popular destination for expats in recent years, naturally the real estate prices have increased. It might be a good idea to consider looking at apartments outside city centers, to save on the cost of living in Estonia.

If you are moving to Estonia alone, a 1-bedroom apartment in Tallinn will cost between €450 – €700. Outside the city, the cost of an apartment per month is only €300 – €500. People with families immigrating to Estonia and looking to rent an apartment in the centre of Tallinn can expect to pay between €700 – €1.200, whereas outside of town prices drop dramatically to €500 – €850 per month for a 3-bedroom apartment.

Eurosender’s guaranteed best prices and services for international removals to Estonia make it possible to move all of your belongings, hassle-free. Whether you’re moving to Estonia from the UK, USA or Nigeria, our booking platform will help you save on the average moving costs to Estonia, and find you the most reliable and cheapest way to move furniture to Estonia.


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LIVING IN ESTONIA

The cost of living in Estonia

If you’re moving to Estonia from the UK or USA, you will find the cost of living in Estonia quite reasonable. However, like most places in the world, prices tend to increase over time. Here are some things to consider.

  • You can save on apartments in Estonia, by looking outside the city centre.
  • Public transport in Tallinn is free, so you can save on the cost of transport or avoid driving in Estonia.
  • The average monthly salary in Estonia is quite low at €1300 per month, while food and alcohol prices are quite expensive.

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Job market in Estonia

If you are planning on working in Estonia, finding job opportunities for expats shouldn’t be too hard, especially for those who have experience in IT. Due to its growing number of start-ups and flourishing economy, jobs in Estonia for English speakers can also be found in the finance, engineering and medical industries.


Education in Estonia

There are many international schools in Estonia for expats, in major cities such as Tallinn and Tartu. If you are thinking of studying in Estonia, there are also university programs for international students.

Preschool
Age: 3-7
Compulsory: No
Elementary School
Age: 7-12
Compulsory: Yes
Secondary School
Age: 12-17
Compulsory: Yes

Healthcare in Estonia

The quality of healthcare in Estonia is quite good, due to their growing medical industries.

The healthcare system in Estonia is split into public and private. If you are immigrating to Estonia and are yet to find employment, you should organise private health insurance to cover you until you find a job. After this, healthcare is paid for by your employer. Depending on the services you require, private healthcare in Estonia will cover you for extra services.


Driving in Estonia

Driving in Estonia, you will notice the roads are fairly quiet due to its small population. If you are moving to Estonia from the UK or any other EU country, you can use your local license while it is valid. For non-EU citizens, you will need to bring your local license, international license, and vehicle registration. For those who don’t plan on driving in Estonia, you’ll be happy to know that public transport in Tallinn is free.

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What to expect when living in Estonia

  • Estonia has a very low population for the geographical size of the country, so if you don’t like crowds, you will love living in Estonia.
  • Crime rates are relatively lower than other European countries and unlike other former Soviet countries, Estonia is politically stable.
  • The Estonian language is very similar to Finnish, due to its close proximity.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Moving to Estonia from the UK

Moving to Estonia from the UK, you will experience life in continental Europe, without the hustle and bustle of most European destinations. With a thriving British expat community, you can settle into life in Estonia easily, and for the logistical side of things – trust Eurosender to transport your belongings. Our Dedicated Van Delivery service means you can move all of your belongings on one trip, directly. Eurosender offers the cheapest way to move furniture to Estonia, which help you save on expenses towards the cost of moving to Estonia.

Moving to Estonia from the USA

You might be wondering; how much is shipping from the USA to Estonia? You can check the price for moving your belongings to Estonia, now on our easy to use booking tool. Eurosender now also offer express shipping, for those who are moving unexpectedly, this is the perfect option to ship boxes up to 70kg when relocating from the USA to Estonia. Our standard or express shipping will also save you on excess baggage fees, so you can use it towards other costs of living in Estonia.

Moving to Estonia from Nigeria

When deciding to immigrate to Estonia from Nigeria, you might experience a completely different world to the one back home. This is daunting for some, you might like to bring a few more comforts from home. Luckily, Eurosender offers some of the best rates on international removals to Estonia, whether you wish to bring just a few boxes or larger items. You can rest assured, we can help save your costs of moving house to Estonia.


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