Tallinn sucking in residents from Northeast Estonia

More than 4,000 people became residents of Tallinn in January alone, mainly as a result of domestic migration from Northeast Estonia, writes Postimees.

Yevgeni Solovjov, Mayor of Kohtla-Järve in Northeast Estonia, says that Tallinn is attracting residents of other counties thanks to its benefits including the free public transport.

“We expected it so it’s no surprise. We don’t have enough jobs in our county and they are moving elsewhere for work,” said Solovjov, adding that while, before, people remained residents of their home counties also when they were working elsewhere, but they are now re-registering themselves in order to use free public transport in Tallinn.

Haldo Oravas, governor of Viimsi municipality, said that Viimsi municipality is offering tax-exemption from land tax. Homeowners in Viimsi who have a property of 1,200 sqm can save between 350 and 400 euros a year.

“I would not be surprised if there are families where the father is registered in Viimsi to get the land tax benefit and the mother is registered now in Tallinn to get free public transport,” he said.

Read more from BBN

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: