Estonia vs Latvia - Cost of Living Comparison

Estonia Latvia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1019
$860
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2404
$2122
🏠 One person rent
$533
$400
🏘️ Family rent
$897
$639
🍽️ Food expenses
$324
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$52.5
$62.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1277
$936
💸 GDP per capita
$23054
$17737
😃 Human freedom index
8.91
8.67
❤️ Life expectancy
78.3
75.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
59
🌐 English speaking %
50.2%
45.9%
🎓 Higher education
84
72
😀 Quality of life
75
68
🏙️ Population
1.33M
1.91M

The average cost of living in Estonia ($1019) is 19% more expensive than in Latvia ($860). Estonia ranked 59th vs 87th for Latvia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in Estonia compared to 1.1 months in Latvia. Ranked 22nd and 35th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Estonia vs Latvia

We calculate prices for Estonia and Latvia as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Estonia Latvia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.26
$7.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.9
$34.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.35
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.33
$3.05
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$2.78
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$452
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$339
$239
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$839
$606
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$601
$392
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$149
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$226
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.4
$14.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.25%
2.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2865
$1951
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2032
$1156
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
$1.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.3
$42.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.93
$7.24
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.83
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.14
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.51
$8.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$2.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.58
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.14
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.41
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.9
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.49
$8.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.39
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$1.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.18
$2.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.14
$7.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.8
$43.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.8
$14.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.3
$61.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.8
$69.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$249
$294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8321
$12996

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Cities Comparison in Estonia vs Latvia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Estonia

City Cost of living Population
Tallinn
$1145
438K
Tartu
$891
91.4K
Narva
$743
53.4K
Kohtla-Jarve
$842
33.5K
Parnu
$863
39.6K
Viljandi
$703
16.9K
Maardu
$861
15.3K
Rakvere
$837
15K
Sillamae
$783
12.2K
Kuressaare
$773
13.1K

In Latvia

City Cost of living Population
Riga
$967
615K
Daugavpils
$644
80.6K
Liepaja
$650
68K
Jurmala
$829
50.2K
Jelgava
$724
55.3K
Ventspils
$758
33.4K
Jekabpils
$580
21.6K
Valmiera
$673
23K
Ogre
$676
23K
Rezekne
$582
26.8K