Estonia offers smart people a quick climb up the career ladder and a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a rapidly developing environment where it is easy to prove yourself. It is top talent-ready and can offer exciting, stable and secure future prospects. Welcome to Estonia!
Living in Estonia is easy. The public services are efficient and generally everything works smoothly, without much stress, as most everyday tasks are carried out digitally – whether it be digital prescriptions, online banking, or e-school. The living environment in Estonia is not only very safe – it is also very clean.
Area 14.6 km², population 17,473. Density 1,200 ppl/km²
Types of buildings: from the 18th and 19th century timber housing to the Soviet era apartment blocks (not only in concrete panel, but also in brick that look nicer) to modern villas with a lake view
Renting price avg: €250 per month
Buying price avg: €28,000
Your typical neighbor: all types of people, young families and working class to college students and office workers
Why Viljandi? Small and beautiful, in the middle of rye fields lies a town that is easily walkable and bicycle-friendly. Fresh air and lakeside walks guarantee a relaxed atmosphere.
History brief: The first recorded stronghold dates back to 1154 A.D., but it could be even older. Viljandi was a Hanseatic trade town during the middle ages. Fortunately the world wars did not harm the town much. Today, light industries as well as agriculture are the town’s lifeblood.
Key center: Town Square and ruins of the medieval castle
Special events: The crown jewel is the Viljandi Folk Music Festival where international traditional music bands, musicians and choirs step up coming from all over the world.