Daily Life in Estonia

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses, Day care, schooling & family related issues | Estonia

Autre pays, autre moeurs, says the French proverb. What should you know to make it easier to get used to life in Estonia? In this section you will find information about various aspects of life in Estonia.

See also our pages on Language Courses & Cultural Integration and Estonian e-services.


Instructions for sorting trash, contracts and payments for utilities and telecom services.


Please check Estonian Rescue Board portal for advice. If you have wood heating furnace in your home, please check Prevention menu -> Fire safety.



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Other practicalities


You know what Forrest Gump said about life? The same goes for Estonian weather – you never know what you are going to get. Summer can mean 2 months of sunshine and temperatures above +25 degreed Celsius or it can be a season with plenty of rain and occasional weeks of sunshine with temperatures +20-26. The amount of snow in winter is again a matter of constant change and causes plenty of discussion each year.

Generally, the Estonian climate is temperate and mild, characterised by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The weather is often breezy and humid due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea. Seasons in Estonia vary widely. Average temperatures range from 20.9° C in summer, with July usually being the hottest month, to -8° C in winter, although occasionally the temperature may rise to 30° C and above in summer or fall below -23° C in winter. The longest day of the year is June 21, with 19 hours of full daylight.

For current weather conditions and forecasts, see Estonian Weather Service



See also:

www.kuhuviia.ee - Online tool to help you find where you can dispose your trash, old clothes, furniture and other things

Estonian Road Administration - Foreign Driving Licence

Estonian Rescue Board - Fire safety, water safety, crisis management, civil protection etc

Relocation Guide - Destination Estonia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tips for newcomers in Estonia. Available in English, Finnish, Russian.

Language Course & Cultural Integration - Estonian learning apps, social life in Esotnia