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Tallinn and Estonia in general

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Tallinn and Estonia in general

For the summer of 2015 i have the opportunity to possibly intern in Tallinn. I am young like to go out on the town, but i also like to hike and see historic sights. Is Tallinn easy to navigate and safe? I can only speak English, Spanish and Italian, would i be able to get around? For anybody that has been there, is it cheap? Any information would help thanks.

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1. Re: Tallinn and Estonia in general

Yes, Tallinn is easy to navigate and safe.

Many people, especially the younger generations, speak good English and you would be able to do just fine with only that.

Price level for goods is roughly the same as in Italy, though rent and services are cheaper.

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Tallinn is quite small for a capital city and it's easy to walk around or catch public transport. I never felt unsafe in my short time there. As the previous poster said, young people generally speak good English. I don't think you'll have a problem if you are successful in getting your internship.

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As stated it is very safe. English is everywhere and because of tourism many are polyglots.

Local salaries are not the highest and rents are still high for them but not extraordinary for Western EU. If you can make Western EU wages in Estonia you are doing very well. Summer is always more expensive here because of the tourism. The mass transit is very good and gives you more residential options.

Living in old town centers can be kitschy at first but you will soon realize how much the cobblestones and walls echo noise. How loud stag parties can be as they ramble down the streets at 3AM on a Tuesday night and how loud cruise ship tours can be at 8AM.

The average elevation is only 150ft but there are nice places around the Baltics for hiking. The countries are sparsely populated. Outside population centers of the Baltics the rents drop off dramatically.

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