Tallinn - Post Report Question and Answers

What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

Most worked at the embassy. - Sep 2023

Local salaries tend to be low compared to other cities in Europe (tops for a young person with a college degree would be around 1500 euros) and local jobs require Estonian or Russian languages--except for IT, where English is the norm. - Jun 2017

Pretty standard -- Embassy EFM jobs, school teachers, one or two lawyers on the local market, and several full time teleworkers (such as me) to jobs back in the US. - Sep 2016

Not really. You need to look hard for something. - Oct 2012

Not really. You'd have to learn Estonian to get a job here, unless you teach English as a second language or substitute teach at one of the English-instruction schools. - Oct 2012

Depends on what you do, and it's been done, but generally no. - Sep 2010

Not particularly. The economy is suffering right now, so job market is poor. - Aug 2009

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