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Cost of Living in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 49.62
Rent Index: 17.32
Groceries Index: 37.76
Restaurants Index: 38.21
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 33.90
Local Purchasing Power: 63.18

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 Lt
14.00
20.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 Lt
75.00
100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 Lt
14.00
17.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 6.00 Lt
5.00
8.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 Lt
5.00
7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.60 Lt
5.00
7.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.02 Lt
2.00
4.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.10 Lt
1.50
3.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 3.03 Lt
2.50
3.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.68 Lt
2.00
3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.32 Lt
4.00
5.00
Eggs (12) 4.94 Lt
4.00
6.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 23.96 Lt
21.00
28.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 16.70 Lt
15.00
18.99
Apples (1kg) 2.91 Lt
2.00
4.00
Oranges (1kg) 4.29 Lt
4.00
5.99
Tomato (1kg) 4.46 Lt
3.50
5.49
Potato (1kg) 1.14 Lt
1.00
1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 2.80 Lt
2.00
3.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.00 Lt
1.99
2.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.00 Lt
15.00
20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.78 Lt
2.50
3.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.62 Lt
2.50
4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 Lt
9.80
10.20
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.50 Lt
3.00
3.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 100.00 Lt
100.00
100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 Lt
2.00
3.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.20 Lt
2.00
3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 Lt
30.00
37.97
Gasoline (1 liter) 4.41 Lt
4.10
4.59
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 60,000.00 Lt
55,000.00
63,252.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 525.07 Lt
400.00
637.50
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 Lt
0.15
0.49
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.27 Lt
20.00
39.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 168.63 Lt
150.00
200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 75.62 Lt
60.00
100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 Lt
18.00
20.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 189.10 Lt
132.03
280.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 117.25 Lt
100.00
129.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 276.00 Lt
220.00
350.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 311.11 Lt
200.00
400.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,476.92 Lt
1,300.00
1,800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 913.33 Lt
750.00
1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,818.18 Lt
2,500.00
3,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,700.00 Lt
1,200.00
2,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,930.00 Lt
6,500.00
7,500.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,972.73 Lt
3,500.00
4,500.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,066.97 Lt
2,000.00
2,200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.75
2.50
3.20

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Last update: March, 2015

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8 Comments so far

#chris on Mar 05, 2015 :
You guys are crazy or what up there? I dont know anybody who gets less than 600 eur.after taxes.. And that money you earn if drive a cab or do some shit job.. The city is Great! A lot of fantastic People, buetiful girls, great restourants and pubs.. A lot of culture events, a lot of international People living here. Vilnius has one of the biggest old towns in europe. And one of the most buetiful! To rent one bedroom flat you will need about 400 eur. To buy one- 70-80 t.eur. Its much more safe to live here than in paris, barcelona or london... Get sober you two to there ;)
#Yasir Iqbal on Feb 25, 2015 :
Disclaimer: this is my own experience, please do not take it as 100% sample - you may face different situations than I faced.

I have lived in Vilnius (year 2000-2002) and Lithuania used to be a very safe place, even I seemed to be the only foreigner there, after my recent visits to Vilnius things have changed. Life is much more expensive, salaries increased a little and prices increased a lot. Financially poor people but very friendly and helpful.

#Mudassar: In Vilnius, you may get maximum of 300 to 400 EUR after taxes, keep in mind the cost of living.

#Hedwig mockus noble: I would like to encourage you to visit and spend some time in Vilnius, go for living outside of Vilnius (direction Europos Parkas). My advice is to know some Lithuanian OR take some local guide for initial weeks, you may look for some Tandom partner student who could teach some Lithuanian in return would learn English.
#Mudassar on Feb 10, 2015 :
Can someone please tell that what is the avarage wages os saales and account managers in Lithunia.Thank you
#Arvydas on Feb 07, 2015 :
WARNING! Since 2015 year Lithuania officially switched to EURO currency. People stil adapt to it, and we see in stores both prices, LTL and EUR. But i think in at least half of year everyone will forget LTL. So good to fix it here.
#Bias on Dec 01, 2014 :
#Benas if you trust numbeo.com on cost of living, why don't you trust in on crime stats? `:D
http://www.numbeo.com/crime/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Lithuania&country2=United+States&city1=Vilnius&city2=Los+Angeles%2C+CA
#Benas on Sep 18, 2014 :
Hedwig, relax, and don't even think about Lithuania. Don't another stupid man from USA who also believes to follow parents way witch they was born. There in Lithuania everything is lower than standard: food, prices,salary, peoples etc. I from Lithuania, but when i got 18 years old I run away without looking back to this side. If you want broke your life and understanding about this go. Go and see what not fear things there happening. Don't forget to buy some guns and another protection from poor young guys who wants to borrow your phone for the call and don't give back your phone plus you will get visit in the hospital after that.
So keep calm and relax in Florida :)
#to hedwig on Jul 22, 2014 :
400-500€ for smth decent, sky is the limit if you're after luxury.
#Hedwig mockus noble on Jul 11, 2014 :
Can you please tell me the average cost of a one bedroom apartment in vilnus . My father was born and raised in Lithuania and I would like to spend there. I havent been there since glastnost. I anyone in Lithuania would like to do a house swap for one month I live in Big pine key in the Florida Keys USA. Contact me at hedynoble@gmail.com. Look forward to hearing from someone, thank you.

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