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12 Month(s)

Processing time

3 to 4 week (s)

Converts to Citizenship after

96 Month(s)

PR after

60 Month(s)



Governmental Fees



Applicant must have at least €130 Euros for every month planned to be spent in Estonia; annually amounts to €1,560. Applicant must be working on an innovative and repeatable business model with great global growth potential. Applicant must have approval from the Startup Committee stating that you match the definition of a startup and can pursue the Startup Visa. Applicant must have a valid insurance policy to qualify for the Estonia or Schengen area with at least €30,000 coverage Applicant must fill out an application about startup to qualify for the Startup Committee - think of it as applying for an accelerator program or presenting yourself to a potential investor.


A valid passport/travel document Visa application form, completed and signed Confirmation letter from the Startup Committee regarding qualification as a startup or confirmation regarding participation in qualified accelerator program 1 color photo with measures 35x45 mm A document confirming the payment of the state fee. An insurance policy valid for Estonia or for the Schengen area with a coverage of at least 30 000 EUR for the entire duration of stay Evidence of sufficient means of subsistence Evidence regarding accommodation Any information which supports an applicant’s intention to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of the visa, such as the return flight tickets

Cost of living

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant13.08
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course65.39
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)8.72
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)5.45
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)2.09
Cappuccino (regular)3.66
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)2.16
Water (0.33 liter bottle)1.86
Milk (regular), (1 liter)4.35
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)1.1
Rice (white), (1kg)0.98
Eggs (regular) (12)2.72
Local Cheese (1kg)4.78
Chicken Fillets (1kg)3.63
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)6.79
Apples (1kg)0.77
Banana (1kg)0.64
Oranges (1kg)1.02
Tomato (1kg)1.25
Potato (1kg)0.42
Onion (1kg)0.46
Lettuce (1 head)1.78
Water (1.5 liter bottle)0.97
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)8.72
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)1.69
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)5.89
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)1.91
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)32.7
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)3.27
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)1.4
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)13.08
Gasoline (1 liter)7.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)28413.17
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)27760.6
Utilities (Monthly)Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment291.5
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data20.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)28.49
Sports And LeisureSports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult50.12
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)27.82
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat10.28
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child308.7
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child7886.79
Clothing And ShoesClothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)88.25
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)33.84
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)83.83
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes99.31
Rent Per MonthRent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre651.33
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre483.07
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre1059.83
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre801.64
Buy Apartment PriceBuy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre362.12
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre256.89
Salaries And FinancingSalaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)1613.45
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate4.21
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