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The salaries of the MPs are regulated by the Salaries of Higher State Servants Act.

The salaries of the members of the Riigikogu are calculated by multiplying the highest salary rate of higher state servants by the corresponding coefficients.

The salaries of the members of the Riigikogu are calculated by multiplying the highest salary rate of higher state servants by the corresponding coefficients.

The highest salary rate is indexed by 1 April each calendar year with the highest salary rate index; the value of the index is 50 % of the arithmetic average of the annual change of the consumer price index and the annual change in receipt of social tax.

Under the Act, the highest salary rate is EUR 5288,40. Indexing and multiplying it by the relevant coefficient will give us the salary of the MP, which is EUR 3437,46.

 Salary coefficients

  • Member of the Riigikogu – 0.65
  • Deputy chairman of a committee and deputy chairman of a faction – 0.75
  • Vice-President of the Riigikogu, chairman of a committee and chairman of a faction – 0.85
  • President of the Riigikogu – 1

Work related expenses

Work related expenses are compensated to the MPs on the basis of a resolution of the Board of the Riigikogu.

Work related expenses are compensated to the MPs on the basis of expense receipts in the amount of up to 30 % of the salary of the MP.

Work related expenses of an MP include expenses for transport, communication and postage, travel, office, training, representation and entertaining, translation and interpretation, housing, and commissioning of studies and expert opinions.

Expenses connected with acquiring property are not compensated to MPs.

Housing costs

Members of the Riigikogu whose official place of residence according to the population register is not Tallinn or the rural municipalities of Harku, Jõelähtme, Kiili, Rae, Saku, Saue or Viimsi are entitled to compensation for their housing costs pursuant to the procedure established by the Board of the Riigikogu.

The compensation is paid on the basis of documents attesting to the housing costs, and the sum may not exceed 20 % of the salary of the MP.

Economic interests of MPs

The MPs declare their interests pursuant to the procedure provided by the Anti-corruption Act and via the electronic register or the e-Tax Board/e-Customs environment. The declarations can be viewed by logging in to the environment with an ID-card.

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Last updated: 01.04.2016

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