Estonia

Currency
Euro (EUR)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
33.80%

About 

Estonia

A Baltic state consisting of a mainland and 2,222 islands, Estonia has land borders with Latvia and Russia. It is a developed country and one of the least populated members of the EU.

Overview

Population
1,330,068
Language
Estonian
Capital
Tallinn
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Country code
+372
Min wage
3.48 EUR per hour
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
40 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

Monthly

Avg employer tax

33.80%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Pension: 20%
  • Health insurance: 13%
  • Unemployment insurance: 0.80%
VAT

20%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 24 Feb: Independence Day
  • 15 Apr: Good Friday
  • 17 Apr: Easter Sunday
  • 1 May: Spring Day
  • 5 Jun: Whit Sunday
  • 23 Jun: Victory Day
  • 24 Jun: Midsummer Day
  • 20 Aug: Independence Restoration Day
  • 24 Dec: Christmas Eve
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec: 2nd Day of Christmas
Sick days

Sick leave is 182 days per year, paid at 70% of the employee's salary. Payments for the first nine days must be covered by the employer. From day ten onward, payments are the responsibility of health insurance.

Maternity leave

Paid maternity leave entitlement in Estonia is 140 days, a minimum of 30 days of which must be taken. Maternity leave can begin anytime from 70 days before the due date. Maternity pay is 100% of the employee's salary from the last year. Mothers who have not worked during that time but started work before the child's birth receive maternity pay equivalent to the national minimum wage.

Paternity leave

Paid paternity leave is ten days in the two months before the due date and two months after the birth. Pay is 100% of the father's salary (up to a cap of three times the national minimum wage.

Termination

Termination Process

In any case of termination, notice and a written explanation are required, employees must also be given an opportunity to defend themselves.

Notice Period

Notice periods in Estonia vary depending on length of service: During probation period – 15 days’ notice Between one and five years – 30 days’ notice Under one year – 15 days’ notice Between five and ten years – 60 days’ notice Over ten years – 90 days’ notice Employers also have the option of providing pay in lieu of notice.

Severance Pay

Employers must pay one month's salary to employees made redundant. Employees who have been with the employer for between five and ten years must also receive an extra month's salary from the unemployment insurance fund. Employees with over ten years' service are entitled to an extra month's pay on top of that.

Probation Period

Probation periods are role-dependent and defined in employment agreements (up to a maximum duration of four months).

Tax Calculation

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Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
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Estonia

Currency
Euro (EUR)
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
Employer Taxes
33.80%

About 

Estonia

A Baltic state consisting of a mainland and 2,222 islands, Estonia has land borders with Latvia and Russia. It is a developed country and one of the least populated members of the EU.

Overview

Population
1,330,068
Language
Estonian
Capital
Tallinn
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Country code
+372
Min wage
3.48 EUR per hour
Working hours
8 hours per day
Weekdays
Monday to Friday
Work hours per week
40 hours per week

Payroll

Cycle

Monthly

Avg employer tax

33.80%

Taxation

Tax breakdown - Employer
  • Pension: 20%
  • Health insurance: 13%
  • Unemployment insurance: 0.80%
VAT

20%

Holidays / PTO

Public holidays
  • 1 Jan: New Year's Day
  • 24 Feb: Independence Day
  • 15 Apr: Good Friday
  • 17 Apr: Easter Sunday
  • 1 May: Spring Day
  • 5 Jun: Whit Sunday
  • 23 Jun: Victory Day
  • 24 Jun: Midsummer Day
  • 20 Aug: Independence Restoration Day
  • 24 Dec: Christmas Eve
  • 25 Dec: Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec: 2nd Day of Christmas
Sick days

Sick leave is 182 days per year, paid at 70% of the employee's salary. Payments for the first nine days must be covered by the employer. From day ten onward, payments are the responsibility of health insurance.

Maternity leave

Paid maternity leave entitlement in Estonia is 140 days, a minimum of 30 days of which must be taken. Maternity leave can begin anytime from 70 days before the due date. Maternity pay is 100% of the employee's salary from the last year. Mothers who have not worked during that time but started work before the child's birth receive maternity pay equivalent to the national minimum wage.

Paternity leave

Paid paternity leave is ten days in the two months before the due date and two months after the birth. Pay is 100% of the father's salary (up to a cap of three times the national minimum wage.

Termination

Termination Process

In any case of termination, notice and a written explanation are required, employees must also be given an opportunity to defend themselves.

Notice Period

Notice periods in Estonia vary depending on length of service: During probation period – 15 days’ notice Between one and five years – 30 days’ notice Under one year – 15 days’ notice Between five and ten years – 60 days’ notice Over ten years – 90 days’ notice Employers also have the option of providing pay in lieu of notice.

Severance Pay

Employers must pay one month's salary to employees made redundant. Employees who have been with the employer for between five and ten years must also receive an extra month's salary from the unemployment insurance fund. Employees with over ten years' service are entitled to an extra month's pay on top of that.

Probation Period

Probation periods are role-dependent and defined in employment agreements (up to a maximum duration of four months).

Tax Calculation

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Top Countries
Employer cost
Total monthly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross monthly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net monthly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross monthly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Employer cost
Total yearly cost of employment
GBP 9,633
Gross yearly salary costs
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes and contributions
GBP 8,334
Employee cost
Net yearly salary
GBP 5,137
Gross yearly salary
GBP 8,334
Estimated taxes & social security
GBP 8,334
Request a detailed quotation