Last updated on Jun 25, 2023
Summary: People describe Tartu, Estonia as a vibrant university city with a rich cultural heritage. Expats love the city's relaxed atmosphere, its beautiful parks and forests, and its vibrant nightlife. The weather in Tartu is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s in the summer to the mid-teens in the winter (Fahrenheit). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. The cost of a one bedroom apartment is around $500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $700 per month. The approximate population of Tartu is 101,000.
What do I need to know about living in Tartu?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Tartu, they said:
"Before retiring in Tartu, expats should be aware that the city is the second largest in the country and is known for its vibrant student culture. Expats should also be aware that the city is home to a number of universities and research institutes, making it a great place to stay for those looking to stay active and engaged in their retirement. Additionally, expats should be aware that the cost of living in Tartu is relatively low, making it an attractive option for those looking to retire on a budget. Finally, expats should be aware that the city is well-connected to the rest of the country and Europe, with a number of international flights and train connections available," wrote one member in Tartu.
What do I need to know before moving to Tartu?
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