Estonia vs Latvia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Estonia Latvia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1203
$1072
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2817
$2645
🏠 One person rent
$612
$521
🏘️ Family rent
$1018
$872
🍽️ Food expenses
$411
$371
🚐 Transport expenses
$57.7
$64
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1563
$1103
💸 GDP per capita
$28247
$21780
😃 Human freedom index
8.75
8.45
❤️ Life expectancy
76.7
73.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
76
60
🌐 English speaking %
50.2%
45.9%
🎓 Higher education
84
72
😀 Quality of life
81
71
🏙️ Population
1.37M
1.88M

The average cost of living in Estonia ($1203) is 12% more expensive than in Latvia ($1072). Estonia ranked 53rd vs 71st 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 months in Latvia. Ranked 27th and 40th 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
$11.7
$9.52
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$60.7
$51.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.58
$7.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.77
$4.53
 Cappuccino
$3.5
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.94
$1.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$527
$471
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$387
$288
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$942
$759
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$677
$531
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$171
$180
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$262
$279
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.8
$16.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.15%
3.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3547
$2342
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2512
$1486
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.83
$1.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.9
$34.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.88
$9.86
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.85
$1.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.16
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.16
$1.32
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$2.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.61
$2.74
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
$10.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.05
$7.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.1
$11.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.66
$1.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.77
$3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.97
$2.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.63
$8.24
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.62
$5.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.52
$7.49
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.95
$5.28
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.99
$2.1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.72
$2.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.8
$40.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.73
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$48.5
$46.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$18.2
$14.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.4
$75.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.2
$88.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$333
$449
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$7127
$13309

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Estonia

City Cost of living Population
Tallinn
$1337
438K
Tartu
$1158
91.4K
Narva
$809
53.4K
Kohtla-Jarve
$921
33.7K
Parnu
$977
39.6K
Maardu
$1194
15.3K
Viljandi
$900
16.9K
Rakvere
$916
15K
Kuressaare
$1061
13.2K
Sillamae
$892
12.2K

In Latvia

City Cost of living Population
Riga
$1133
606K
Daugavpils
$859
79.1K
Jelgava
$941
54.7K
Liepaja
$971
67.4K
Jurmala
$1352
50.6K
Ventspils
$890
33K
Jekabpils
$922
21.4K
Valmiera
$856
22.8K
Rezekne
$826
26.5K
Ogre
$1090
22.9K