Estonia

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 342,347
  • % of total
  • 26.2%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 418,928
  • % of total
  • 32.1%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

National Pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • National Pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1990
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • State Pension Insurance Act, 2001 (last amended 2008)

Eligibility criteria

2015

Government of Estonia: State Pension (webpage)

Adequacy

2012 (Jan)

Estonian government statistics

Coverage

  • Number of recipients
  • 6,250
  • Coverage of population over the age of eligibility
  • 2.2%
  • Coverage of population 60+
  • 1.9%
  • References and notes

2015

HelpAge calculation

Cost

  • Total cost (local currency)
  • 11,877,750 Euros
  • Cost as % of GDP
  • 0.1%
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Estonia

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