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Tartu (Estonian pronunciation: [ˈtɑrtˑˈtu], South Estonian: Tarto) is the second largest city of Estonia, following Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn. Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. The city also houses the Supreme Court of Estonia, the Ministry of Education and Research and Estonian National Museum. It is the birthplace of Estonian Song Festivals. Situated 186 kilometres (116 miles) southeast of Tallinn and 245 kilometres (152 miles) northeast of Riga, Tartu lies on the Emajõgi ("Mother river"), which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia. The city is served by Tartu Airport.

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Facts and Stats for Tartu*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tartu

    Know the pollution level of Tartu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 2.08 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Tartu: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tartu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tartu.

    • Burglary and Theft 17.97 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.88 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.39 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.03 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.19 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 19.53 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 20.59 (Low)
    • Drug offense 23.44 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.12 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 74.26 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 24.24 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.27 (Low)
  • Living in Tartu - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 80.54 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 9.48 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.29 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 86.39 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.8 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.67 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tartu

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tartu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 108.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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