(Almost) Everything You Need to Read Before Moving to Estonia

by Maria March 04, 2019

On February 24th, the country of Estonia celebrated its 101st birthday. Never ones to let a party die down, we at Jobbatical are only just getting started with the festivities. Yes, it’s Estonia Week: a whole week that is all about—wait for it—moving to Estonia!

We’ll be shining a spotlight on everything we love about living and working in Jobbatical’s home country.

The highlight of the week is our long-awaited March 6th webinar. Click right here to sign up if you haven’t had a chance yet. It’s going to be a true treasure trove of information for all your tech-job-seeking needs. Most excitingly, we’ll take an in-depth look at the life-changing Career Hunt campaign that’s making waves around the world.

In addition to the webinar, we’ve gathered the finest guides and testimonials to prepare you for moving to Estonia:

The official “Relocate to Estonia” e-book

Last year, Work in Estonia—the people behind Career Hunt—invited us to help them put together the ultimate relocation guide to Estonia. 

So we did! The result: A go-to guide for the ages. This e-book is a friendly introduction to expat life in Estonia, and a must if you’re planning to move. It covers:

– housing
– working
– healthcare
– taxes and social benefits
– education
– transport
– everyday life

The entire guide is available for free here.

Testimonials from people moving to Estonia

Over the years, we’ve been collecting the stories of intrepid travelers from all over the globe. Many of them have chosen Estonia as their career destination. Here they are in all their glory, roughly divided by their continents of origin.

Moving from America

Moving from Africa

Moving from Asia

Moving from Europe

  • How Robotics Brought a Ukrainian Engineer to Estonia: Sergey, a computer vision engineer from Kyiv, had always dreamed of working with robots. In 2016, he moved to Tallinn to work at Starship Technologies, a trailblazing robotics company.
  • From Kiev to the Kitchen, With Love for UX: Ukrainian UX designer Kirill is the perfect representative of the modern workforce—he chooses where in the world he wants to live and work. He got tired of being a one-man-show consultant, so he snagged himself a jobbatical in Estonia.
  • A Brit Moves to Estonia to Help Build a New Digital Nation: “We’re all passionate about building a borderless digital nation where no one is held back from their entrepreneurial potential just because of where they live,” says Adam who worked in South Africa and the UK before joining the Estonian e-Residency team.
  • From Palais de l’Élysée to e-Estonia: Having worked with the president of France, one of Europe’s superpowers, Estonian e-Residency with its global digital nation-building agenda was a worthy challenge for Arnaud.

“That’s it—we’re moving to Estonia”

—said everyone ever. If you’re ready to make the move, check out and apply for the best tech jobs in Estonia over at Career Hunt. After the first round of interviews, Work in Estonia will fly 25 people to Tallinn. Over five days, you’ll meet the employers and get an amazing tech tour of the city. All expenses paid. Major life-changing potential.

For more information on Career Hunt and getting a tech job in Estonia, make sure to sign up here for our webinar that’s happening on Wednesday, March 6th, at 5.30PM EET.

We’ll see you there. And then we’ll see you in Estonia.

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