Money in Tallinn
Most larger hotels, stores and restaurants accept Visa, MasterCard, Eurocard, Diner's Club and American Express. However, it is advisable to carry some Estonian kroons with you.
Banks are plentiful and easy to
find in Tallinn. Most are open from 9:00 to 18:00 on weekdays,
while some offices are also open on Saturday mornings. All banks
offer currency exchange services. Exchange offices can also be
found in larger hotels, the airport, harbour, railroad station and
major shopping centres.
Eurocheques can be cashed in most banks, and you can change cash in Tallinn. Exchange rates vary from one outlet to another. Cash dispensing ATMs accepting Visa and MasterCard/Eurocard are widespread. Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.
You can travel comfortably in Estonia for around US$100-150 a day, depending on your taste for Vana Tallinn (Estonian liqueur). Travellers on a moderate budget should expect to spend around US$75 a day.
It's fairly common, though not compulsory, to tip waiters 5% or 10% by rounding up the bill, but don't get sucked in by the few waiters that try to give themselves a tip by 'not having' any change. Some bargaining goes on at flea markets but savings are not likely to be more than 10 or 20% below the initial asking price.