Estonia Travel Budget - Visit Estonia on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Estonia?

You should plan to spend around $111 (€102) per day on your vacation in Estonia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $35 (€33) on meals
  • $25 (€23) on local transportation
  • $92 (€85) on hotels

A one week trip to Estonia for two people costs, on average, $1,554 (€1,427). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Estonia cost?

A one week trip to Estonia usually costs around $777 (€714) for one person and $1,554 (€1,427) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Estonia on average costs around $1,554 (€1,427) for one person and $3,108 (€2,854) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Estonia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Estonia on average costs around $3,330 (€3,058) for one person and $6,661 (€6,116) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Estonia?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Estonia is $125 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Estonia expensive to visit?

Estonia is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Estonia is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Croatia or Cyprus.

For more details, see Is Estonia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Estonia?

The average Estonia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Estonia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 85 ($92)
Local Transportation 1 23 ($25)
Food 2 33 ($35)
Entertainment 1 14 ($15)
Tips and Handouts 1 1 - 3 ($1 - 3)
Alcohol 2 7 - 20 ($7 - 21)
Accommodation Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Estonia is $46 (€42). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Estonia is $92 (€85). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Estonia

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Estonia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $78. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Estonia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $25 (€23) per person, per day, on local transportation in Estonia.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Estonia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Estonia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Tram Around Town for Two
  • Rental Car and Gas for a Day

Food Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Estonia can vary, the average cost of food in Estonia is $35 (€33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Estonia should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Estonia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Estonia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Estonia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Cookies
  • Ice Cream
  • Coffee & Cake
  • Danishes
  • Dessert
  • Salmon
  • Lunch for Two
  • Lunch for Two

Entertainment Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Estonia typically cost an average of $15 (€14) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Estonia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Estonia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Art Museum ticket
  • Movie Ticket

Tips and Handouts Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Estonia is $2.00 (€1.84) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Estonia is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (€13) on alcoholic beverages in Estonia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Estonia
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $3.62 (€3.33) on bottled water in Estonia per day. The public water in Estonia is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Estonia on a Budget
Estonia Tallinn
Estonia is a quaint and charming country that has evolved dramatically from the days when it was occupied by the Soviet Union. It's a wonderful example of the economic, cultural, and political development that can evolve after such a dramatic history. Today this country is a peaceful and proud member of the European Union.

Estonia is also becoming a new hotspot for travelers in Europe. Picturesque Tallinn is the most commonly visited city, but don't miss a visit to the island of Saaremaa. The island takes up about one third of the country's land mass and a visit is like stepping back in time. The island is dotted with old churches and windmills and the towns feel untouched by the last decade's development. You'll have to rent a car to truly explore the area as public transportation is sorely lacking, but it is well worth the expense to wander the island freely.

Many people head to Estonia for the cheap drinks, loud parties, and late night activities, but there's so much more to this country. The cities come to life with a youthful vibe, but the rural countryside holds tight to the traditional way of life. Estonia is still a budget travel destination in Europe, but things are slowly changing. The best time to find good deals is during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. The weather is cool and crisp, but the hotels and restaurants are open and eager for business. If you're visiting during the cold and bleak winter months, you'll find many places have shut down for the season.

Transportation in the country is generally cheap, particularly if you use the local buses almost exclusively. Some more rural areas require a car, but rental cars are surprisingly affordable as well. They are almost always manual, so do not expect to be able to rent an automatic. The most affordable food option in Estonia, particularly in Tallinn, is the cafeteria style dumpling restaurants. You can fill your bowl with any number of dumplings and sauce and then pay for your food by the weight. These are particularly popular with the student populations. Less common, but also good, are the pancake options. Similar in style, you load your pancakes high with any number of sweet or savory toppings and enjoy a filling and satisfying meal at a low cost.
At A Glance
  • Estonia is a small country and it is, therefore, very easy to get around. For the most part it is easily accessible by public bus. There are several exceptions however, particularly on the island of Saaremaa which requires a car to fully explore.

  • Although the city of Tallinn is most people's destination of choice, there are a surprisingly high number of places to go hiking throughout the country. Estonians love to be outdoors and you can see this in the large number of places set up to take advantage of the few warm months. Spend a few days in the city and then head to the countryside where you'll see impressive landscape and fun outdoor activities. Rural areas are also much cheaper to visit than the more popular cities.

  • Extreme swinging, or kiiking, is a popular activity throughout the country. You'll find swings set up in the countryside that are of all shapes and sizes. There are tall swings, large swings, and more. It's fun to try your hand at it while you're in the area. It adds to the light and playful nature that is common throughout this young country.

  • Internet access is widely available throughout the country. It's available in many public places including petrol stations, the public library and in some parks. It's also available in most hotels you'll stay in so if you have your own laptop, you won't have trouble staying connected.

  • Estonia hosts some wonderful festivals. Music is popular and you'll find many great places to hear a good band. Many festivals also embrace the folk heritage of the area and are a fun way to explore some of the culture.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Old Town Tallinn: Old Town Tallinn is an absolutely beautiful glimpse into the history in Eastern Europe. It has preserved cobblestone streets and wonderful examples of regional architecture. You can easily spend a couple of days exploring the area. It's also known for its late night parties and bar atmosphere, which is part of the appeal for many of the younger travelers. If you're visiting Tallinn, you'll find your experience much more rewarding if you find accommodation that is located inside of the old town.

Estonian Open Air Museum: Just eight kilometers outside of Tallin, this is one of the best open air museums in Europe. It is the recreation of an old Estonian village and has a working farm, shops, a fire station and examples of over sixty eight different homes. It's a great place to explore if you're interested in the regions history and daily lifestyle.

Kadriorg Palace: Located in Tallinn, the Kadriorg Palace is a beautiful palace on lovely grounds. Its construction began in 1718 under the rein of Peter and Catherine. You can take an English tour of the building and see the impressive art collection inside.

Popular Foods
Estonian food is heavily influenced by its nearby neighbors. In particularly, you'll notice German and Scandinavian trends in your Baltic dishes. The cuisine is also comparable to Russian food as it is bothy heavy and rich in meats and sauces.

Rosolje: This is a traditional Estonian dish that is made from beetroot, meat, and herring. Rosolje is essentially a beet salad. It is served cold and is a nice accompaniment to most meals.

Pirukad: This is a dumpling like dish that is filled with meat, cabbage, carrots, or rice and is usually served with bouillon. It's the Estonian answer to the Polish pierogi and you'll find it available at most casual restaurants.

Raim: This traditional Estonian dish is quite popular throughout the country. It's made from Baltic dwarf herring and is usually marinated in a sour cream based sauce, giving it a very rich flavor.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.