The Tallinn City Government has presented a supplementary budget of 9.2 million euros to the city’s council for approval.
Teachers will be one of the big winners, with 2.4 million euros going to boost their wages, on average by around 10 percent, said Raepress, the city’s press service on Wednesday.
Four million euros will be diverted to roadwork and 1.5 million will go to public transport.
According to Deputy Mayor Taavi Aas, the budget extension is based on a more optimistic outlook regarding this year's revenue, with an additional 1.3 million euros from income tax, 2.6 million from land tax and 1.6 million from operating profits predicted.
If approved, as expected, Tallinn’s total budget for 2013 will come to 498 million euros.
Free transport the key
In the last six months, Tallinn’s registered population has swelled by around ten thousand, as only official Tallinn residents are eligible for the city’s free public transport service.
Tallinn has a clear incentive in enticing people to register themselves as residents. Cities and municipalities receive a substantial cut of the income tax in Estonia based on population.