Cost of Living in Vilnius

Summary about cost of living in Vilnius:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.50 € 5.50-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.00 € 25.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 € 5.00-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.90 € 2.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.00-3.30
Cappuccino (regular) 2.17 € 1.50-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.29 € 0.60-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.99 € 0.45-1.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.25 € 2.27-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.90 € 0.72-1.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 € 0.44-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.51 € 1.20-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.59 € 2.72-4.54
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.12 € 1.81-2.96
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.22 € 2.27-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.36 € 0.27-0.48
Banana (1 lb) 0.46 € 0.45-0.54
Oranges (1 lb) 0.64 € 0.45-1.04
Tomato (1 lb) 0.65 € 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.15 € 0.09-0.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.14 € 0.08-0.23
Lettuce (1 head) 1.01 € 0.70-1.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.65 € 0.58-0.90
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 € 5.00-7.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.04 € 1.00-1.20
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.34 € 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.52 € 3.30-4.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 € 0.90-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 29.00 € 28.96-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.90 € 0.58-1.20
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.03 € 0.80-1.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 € 8.00-13.02
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.30 € 3.97-4.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,000.00 € 15,000.00-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,318.57 € 15,490.00-20,186.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.88 € 94.44-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 € 0.05-0.15
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.15 € 9.00-18.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.61 € 20.00-55.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.30 € 13.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.60 € 6.00-7.20
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 358.33 € 250.00-580.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,538.00 € 4,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 66.34 € 50.00-99.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37.92 € 30.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.89 € 50.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 109.62 € 80.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 481.17 € 380.00-600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 303.96 € 250.00-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 832.86 € 600.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 505.71 € 400.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 245.12 € 185.80-278.71
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 137.98 € 102.19-176.51
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 711.64 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.05 1.50-3.00

Prices in Vilnius

These data are based on 2806 entries in the past 12 months from 277 different contributors.
Last update: March 2018
Sources and References: Info
Add new source here:
Sign up for our newsletter:
Your email address:
Leave a comment:
Your name: Sign In
Your email address (optional):
Your comment (no HTML):

21 Comments so far

#Kristina on Feb 18, 2018 :
I'm from here,the salaries are funny,my mom works full time,everyday she breaks her ass off for just 400 € + 60€ bonus.Considering that she must pay for utilities,internet,food every week,my needs(going out,school)and buy clothes when needed,and you know what happens in the middle of the month? We are broke,we can't buy any extra food,I can't go on school expeditions. Even those who who work 24/7 and are very skilled hardly even earn 1000€.On a part-time job you can earn maximum 400€.So please,those shit ass smart people,if you don't know anything about the real life here.
#to Ed on Feb 10, 2018 :
This is a lie, most possibly an intentional one ;) With full time AND part time, anyone could make at least 800-1000 EUR in Vilnius, without skills. Any skilled job gets at least 1K in Vilnius these days in the private sector, and if you're better than average and hard-working, only the sky is the limit.
#Matas on Dec 22, 2017 :
Very nice country,but is expensive price for all things.Dont wory dont have more mafia like in other countrys.
#Wz on Oct 09, 2017 :
Great city ! Absolutely love it ! Salary depends of your experience, type of job. Low paid goverment jobs ( around 700 eur.after taxes) , but if you work for a company , as i do , you get from 1000 to 3000 ( depending of position ) after taxes. City is safe, great restourants, pubs, very baroque architecture which is buetiful ! Its still one of the cheapest EU country, because of the rent and food prices, but you could expect paying the same money like in Prague, Warsaw, or even Madrid with Vienna when you go to restaurants. Night clubs are just fastastic,- high level ! Lot of cultural events, most of young people speak english... great city to live !
#Ed on Jul 18, 2017 :
What Lithuania has taught me in the years is how to save up.
I work a full time AND a part time job AND study in the local university. I barely make it through wage to wage considering i don't even drive. Rent costs me 150 for a room in the owner's apartment, the rest goes towards food and other expenses. I manage to save up around 50 euros, 30 of which i spend on going once a month with my friends. If you want to come to live to Lithuania looking for employment outside of programming, i suggest you think twice. There is a reason around 150k people immigrate away from this hellhole yearly.
#John on Jan 05, 2017 :
Bear in mind one thing. If you are professional tech geek (developer, devop) you can expect to earn about 2000~3000 EUR after taxes and even more (I'm not talking about managing positions). So if you are in this bizz and you want to live in Vilnius now is very good time for that.
#rhythm on Oct 09, 2016 :
I want to go to lithuania.. is there part time job available for english speaking students..? can I bear my all expensess to doing a part time job.. how much euro can I earn as a student..?
#harish on Apr 01, 2016 :
Hi I want to study in Vilnius university. I have to know the exact cost of living per person and what are part time jobs available there. Which part job may I get easily. Then how about climate. How to get driving licence there
#syed on Mar 12, 2016 :
Hi every one

Recently my brother has moved to lithuania for studies. right now he living in kaunas I wanted to know what is living cost. what kind of job are available in kaunas city and how he can search the job.
#allan on Feb 25, 2016 :
There is a lot of wrong info on this wall.
Short can be said, if you earn money or have money, Lithuania and especially Vilnius is very nice. If you dont have money, or earn money, life can be quite hard.
And if Chris tells, that he dont know anybody who earns less than 600 euro after taxes, he really do not know a lot of people. Minimum salery in Lithuania, before taxes, is 350 euro.
I know a lot of people who earn less than 600 euro, after taxes, which is actually not a bad salery, especially outside of Vilnius. If you have a good job, you will earn 1000 euro after taxes, if you are a wanted specialist you can earn much more. BUT in general saleries for "main stream jobs" are quite low. Thats why a lot of people have emigrated to Germany, Denmark, Norway, UK. Like people are telling, in Lithuania you can survive with not well paid job, in other countries you can not only survive, but also live.
Vilnius is a wonderfull city, and rapidly changing. Its quite safe here, much more safe than in a lot of other European countries.
#Mike-68 on Jan 29, 2016 :
well i am living in Oslo and heading for about 6 months living in City of Vilnius,last year i was for the first time there and i fall in love with the city so deep that i visited three other major cities by now(End of January 2016) the country very save,the people very nice and mostly well educated and the environmentally well developed.I was by now three times in Vilnius and also visited with a very good local friend other major cities like,Kaunas,Klaipeda,siauliai,and said i am going to live in Vilnius for the next 6 months,but i do not understand where you got your informations you put here? the terms and conditions in the country changing rapidly and your infos are mostly useful just to orientation,Yes the salary has been raised on few Euros per month after tax to be exact but you pay three times more for the inflations of the money.Just like all other countries in Europe.I have to say i was there for few weeks last year and although my local friend was joining me for shopping and she mostly buy in discount shops but i never seen in any shops i could buy a coca cola 2.liter(as you mentioned here)due to your price list!!! please proof the reliability of your reports before you put it in public.I just asked for a example cost of living to compare between my city of residency and Vilnius,i can just laugh about how well you are informed!!!To avoid let you think i am just criticizing,i can offer you my shopping list and photo of the price etickets on the products which i will not buy and send it to you just to improve my comments and help you & others for clear informations.
Friendly Regards.
#to rezi on Jun 11, 2015 :
Around 30€ per person if you are not working (meaning the employer pays it) or not registered in Lithuanian Labour Exchange (Darbo birža), as they pay it for you if you a registered there as looking for a job.
#rezi on Jun 09, 2015 :
Haw much is health insurance in vilnius for 3 persons?
#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 on cost of living, why don't you trust in on crime stats? `:D
#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 Look forward to hearing from someone, thank you.