The value of the Estonian Kroon (eek) was fixed to the €. The smaller unit was called the Cent, 1 kroon = 100 cents. 1 EUR = 15,65 kroons(EEK).
On the 1st of January 2011, Estonia joined the euro-zone and switched the Estonian Kroons to euros. During the adoption phase, shops (and other establishments) displayed the prices both in kroons as well as euros and it still may be the case in some shops. Seeing two currencies on a price tag may feel just a tiny bit confusing, but the only official currency in Estonia is euro and hopefully, all of the price tags will be updated soon.
Changing money in Estonia is easy at the many ATMs, banks, hotels and bureaux de change that offer currency exchange services.
Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard/Eurocard etc. are accepted in most of the major hotels, restaurants and shops. Use of American Express is not as common.
Whether you are on a tight budget or looking for luxury Estonia has something for you. However much you have to spend Estonia offers great value for money compared to most European countries and we have plenty of surprises to tempt you.
Looking for Luxury?
- Finest caviar 12€ per gram.
- Helicopter tour of the islands 3194€/h for up to 12 people.
- Limousine plus chauffeur for one week 3500€.
- Suite in 5 star hotel (all inclusive) 195€ per night.
- Weekend bear and elk hunting 560€.
- Hot tub on an island beach in the snow..with champagne 130€.
On a tight budget?
- Bus ticket in Tallinn 1.3€ per hour.
- Loaf of bread 1€.
- Coach ticket Tartu to Tallinn 9.9€.
- Lunch special (in non-tourist restaurant/café): Roast salmon, potatoes and veg 5€.
- Bottle of beer in supermarket 1€.
- Accommodation on university campus 16€ per night for two bed room
* Prices quoted are approximate and were correct at the time of publishing.