Estonia vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

Estonia United States
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1019
$2112
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2404
$4790
🏠 One person rent
$533
$1325
🏘️ Family rent
$897
$2220
🍽️ Food expenses
$324
$543
🚐 Transport expenses
$52.5
$98.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1277
$4139
💸 GDP per capita
$23054
$63207
😃 Human freedom index
8.91
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
78.3
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
67
🌐 English speaking %
50.2%
95.5%
🎓 Higher education
84
100
😀 Quality of life
75
75
🏙️ Population
1.33M
331M

The average cost of living in Estonia ($1019) is 52% less expensive than in the United States ($2112). Estonia ranked 59th vs 6th for the United States 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 2 months in the United States. Ranked 22nd and 23rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Estonia vs the United States

We calculate prices for Estonia and the United States as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 2202 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 United States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.26
$15.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.9
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.35
$8.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.33
$5.32
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$4.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$452
$1410
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$339
$1088
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$839
$2466
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$601
$1870
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$149
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$226
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.4
$65.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.25%
5.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2865
$5500
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2032
$2943
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.3
$64.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.93
$17.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.83
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$3.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.14
$3.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.51
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$14
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$4.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$4.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$4.16
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$2.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$2.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.58
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.14
$13.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.41
$3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.9
$8.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.49
$8.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.39
$5.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$3.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.18
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$41.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.14
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.8
$113
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.8
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.3
$46
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.8
$80.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$249
$1076
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8321
$14606

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Cities Comparison in Estonia vs the United States

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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 the United States

City Cost of living Population
New York City
$3563
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2865
3.98M
Chicago
$2384
2.75M
Houston
$1955
2.2M
San Diego
$2797
1.39M
Philadelphia
$2361
1.58M
San Jose
$2722
1.03M
Phoenix
$2374
1.61M
Dallas
$2268
1.3M
San Antonio
$1773
1.44M
Seattle
$2734
745K
Austin
$2219
913K
Charlotte
$2038
875K
Boston
$2911
693K
Denver
$2384
716K
Washington
$2664
690K
Columbus
$1891
914K
Jacksonville
$1860
881K
Indianapolis
$1868
863K
Hempstead
$2665
793K
Fort Worth
$1908
812K
San Francisco
$3415
882K
Nashville
$2209
668K
Baltimore
$1988
622K
Louisville
$1606
760K
Memphis
$1641
633K
Portland
$2363
653K
Oakland
$3240
391K
Albuquerque
$1617
565K
Milwaukee
$1755
600K