Cost of Living in Vilnius

Summary about cost of living in Vilnius:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 € 6.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35.00 € 30.00-42.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 € 4.80-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 € 2.00-3.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 € 2.00-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.17 € 1.69-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.66 € 1.00-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 € 0.80-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.27 € 2.61-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.96 € 0.66-1.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.76 € 0.45-1.09
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.59 € 1.00-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.39 € 2.72-5.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.05 € 1.36-2.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.14 € 2.27-3.94
Apples (1 lb) 0.39 € 0.25-0.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 € 0.40-0.54
Oranges (1 lb) 0.55 € 0.45-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.63 € 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.18 € 0.11-0.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.17 € 0.09-0.36
Lettuce (1 head) 1.00 € 0.60-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.69 € 0.60-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 € 5.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.08 € 1.00-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 € 1.00-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3.80 € 3.55-4.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.00 € 0.65-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 29.00 € 29.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 € 0.60-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.97 € 0.56-1.29
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.00 € 7.20-10.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.54 € 4.32-4.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,071.00 € 16,000.00-19,418.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,349.47 € 15,000.00-20,186.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 121.94 € 71.58-170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 € 0.01-0.14
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.55 € 7.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.88 € 20.00-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.25 € 12.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 326.19 € 230.00-400.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,138.89 € 4,000.00-10,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.38 € 30.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.92 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.93 € 60.00-90.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.34 € 70.00-135.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 476.00 € 400.00-650.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 322.44 € 230.00-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 825.86 € 600.00-1,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 525.16 € 400.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 241.72 € 185.80-288.00
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 146.56 € 111.48-185.80
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 861.61 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.36 2.00-3.00

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Last update: October 2019
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66 Comments so far

#Sam on Oct 11, 2019 :

I have just received an offer of 4,400 Euros per month to work in Vilnius. I'm single (luckily) with no dependencies. Is moving worth it?
#Anonymous on Sep 25, 2019 :
Hum? Haven't seen camel post anything anywhere since Aug 11 quite odd since camel is always at the forefront of confrontating everyone who posts anything anywhere on numbeo.Seems the rogue is remaining incognito along with the cohorts residing in Belgrade who condone Russian operative types and their devious actions.Camel isn't the only one working for numbeo promoting Russian operatives or Belgrade operatives residing at numbeo headquarters trying to impose their brand of treachery upon unsuspecting users of this rogue site.We are digging deeper into the bowels of this site and have found many discrepancies already which are deplourable.Numbeo can delete this post but it doesn't really matter to us.We are visiting Belgrade personally incognito. Scotty-- London
#Anonymous on Aug 16, 2019 :
Good point Anonymous post August 15# I've noticed anyone making negative comments about CAMEL their messages are deleted.It seems CAMEL is working directly for numbeo drawing people in for chat and yes a possible Russian operative gathering information on other countries.I've looked at prices in many countries throughout Europe even the U S with rogue observations CAMEL was there every time.A very clever way to decieve unsuspecting others indeed. Cheers
#Camel on Aug 11, 2019 :
Newcomers, check this webpage...LOOL
#Camel on Aug 10, 2019 :
Yes oh yes, Lithuania is amazing place to live, a lot of work and many jobs, very high salaries and career opportunities...just ignore previous comments and apologies - please come to the wonderland called by the name Lithuania...LOL
#Camel on Aug 08, 2019 :
Salaries are still very low compared with western countries, of course you can live there with 800 € netto wage per month, but you will be just wasting your life. Just again I mention that in north country - Estonia can afford better life and opportunities. Last, Lithuania is very small boring country, everyone knows each other and that will limit your behaviour like all rest world and just you will have adapt to have very boring life with many rules and sociality. Boom ...LOOL
#Camel on Aug 05, 2019 :
Note, visitors and tourists just keep in mind that all east EU is still under soviet mentality and be careful then talking with these natives, specially old ones...just avoid any smile, jokes, loud laughing...just be quite, polite and always open eyes. Prices are almost correct, there exist discount system in almost all supermarkets and you should be able find products in cheap price, that do most of poor lithuanians...chi chi
#Camel on Aug 02, 2019 :
...Moreover, that thinking and living mentalitet is totally different between Lithuania and Estonia...again I mention that Tallinn is more cleaner, modern, safe, developed, innovative place to live. Estonia is going step by step to modern place to live in whole EU. Estonians are more relaxed and still more open than you get know each other and becoming a good friends. At last, like everyone wants to have higher living quality from emotional side viewing, just go to live in Tallinn. FYI in parliament election won liberals and will help estonians to get developed more in the nearest Future. LOL
#Anti-Camel on Aug 02, 2019 :
Mama mia Camel... You talk total nonsenses. Tallinn is village compared to Vilnius.
Vilnius' population is around 700,000 (area 401 km2)
Tallinn's population is around 430,000 (area 156 km2)
Vilnius is greener, people much opened than cold Estonians (ask any foreigners who know both)
The only advantage of Tallinn is that its by the sea, but here again Vilnius has warmer climate in summer time, as it is 600km south.
Yes, salaries are a bit better in Tallinn, but LT and EE purchasing power is the same according to Eurostat:
So if you want to argue, please give facts not babushkas' assumptions.

Plus Tallinn is the only one normal town in Estonia, while Lithuania has much more to offer.
#Camel on Jul 28, 2019 :
...moreover, Vilnius is very small city and everyone knows each other, that is other reason that will destroy your freedom and behavior, Tallinn is more free space to live. I have worked for some while there and it is more comfortable place, salary is 300 € higher...LooL
#Anonymous on Jul 26, 2019 :
The salary is not high in comparison with W. Europe but I can say the same thing about cost of living. I manage to save similar amount of money as my friend who work in Brussels, UK or Norway. I also travel a lot and do not have any issues with money. I Do NOT live from salary to salary.
#Anonymous on Jul 20, 2019 :
I lived myself in London for 9 years and must say that I have saved much more money while living in here than in London. I used to earn around 3000 GBP but rent alone was 1400 GBP for a two bedroom flat. I earn only 1350 euros now but at least I can save something as I do not have to pay rent
#Camel on Jul 16, 2019 :
Lithuania is so beautiful that each year 50 thousand inhabitants are leaving this choose other country for living, just coming here you are wasting your time...
#be careful about the comments on Jul 16, 2019 :
Most of negative comments are Russian propaganda, read them carefully! Lithuania is nice country and people there are friendly.
#Lithuanian on Jul 16, 2019 :
Love to live in Vilnius. I've been traveling a lot in Europe and USA, but Vilnius most comfortable, clean and cheap city, which also suggests a lot of art, music, and other cultural activities. I can't imagine other city there I could go all around on a foot, have time to work in university, at the same time to study in the art school, and have a lot leisure activity. Lithuanians speak English, travel a lot and are neat people. Most Lithuanians care of their home a lot also can't stand chaos in the streets. My friends all are highly educated, interested in a lot things. There are some problems in some social environments. But Vilnius is open, beautiful, affordable city which makes the living here very attractive.
#Camel on Jul 15, 2019 :
Tomm, very beautiful descripption of corrupted country Lithuania, reality - persons likes freedom and nice environment, just go to Estonia and have happy life...that is so simple true, that Tallinn is more developed place to live...just trust me.
#Tomas on Jul 08, 2019 :
Camel does not mention (with intention) a crucial fact that Vilnius was elected as the happiest capital in the EU. Moevoer, according to various estimations, Vilnius is always considered as one of the best cities for startp up business and one of the best attracting foreign direct investment in Europe. According to the statistic agency of Lithuania, average salary in Vilnius is 920 euros. Already higher than in any russian city. So, camel, good luck of being a failing russian troly!
#Camel on Jul 07, 2019 :
---> Tourists, you have to skip from your list this social po-soviet country during your vocational traveling, better spend this time in neighborhood like Latvia and Estonia, you will have a better service and time...that is true.
#Camel on Jun 26, 2019 :
Lithuania will disappear soon like a nation from the map chi chi
#Camel on Jun 13, 2019 :
Lithuania is still in deep socialism and for simple person is very hard to make good career, most good educated professionals leaves this country...
#mhmmm on May 31, 2019 :
Bots like Camel are paid 30 roubles per comment. One could hardly make a living with this money in Vilnius.
#Anonymous on May 31, 2019 :
Just venting about cutting off Russian mens dicks nothing more.No matter where any man is from most cheat so I'm done with dating men and living a peaceful life.On a different note Vilnius is growing fairly steadily and finally the government is raising the minimum wage to a more acceptable level,bye all I'm gone.
#Camel on May 27, 2019 :
---> Anonymous, you have to be at the same level like your partner, it means your education, body, other developed personal think that the nice looking women will attract you due to the reason that you just wanted that...LOL
#Camel on May 27, 2019 :
---> Matias, give some time and make some connections, then you can get a good position with high salary...for example salary calculator your girlfriend to traslate all this information, moreover you need to have a good negotiation skills to get higher salary like at the rest of the world.
#Matias on May 25, 2019 :
I just landed here and have been offered salaries in the mids 1000s.. there one thing no one is mentioning here though.. Women are f*ng beautiful. I will leave this land as a married man.
#Camel on May 16, 2019 :
There are today 200 postions for wanted working in Danske bank and be sure that you be using English language and regarding salries the following link just use translator in this case...LOL
#Camel on May 14, 2019 :
good news is that the LT is going forward very fast way due to the very small nation...high level profesional can have quite incredible life...LOL
#Camel on May 01, 2019 :
Hamburg, Germany average salary is 2600 €...this nation is more developed.
#Camel on Apr 26, 2019 :
USA average salary 2,744.13 € chi chi chi...Lithuania is very "rich" country.
#fs on Apr 23, 2019 :
Please ignore that "Camel" bot, he's a well known Russian troll working at Lithuanian news websites and social media on a regular basis for 30 roubles a piece
#Anonymous on Apr 06, 2019 :
# Lapinas Correction my post on March 18.Lithuanians will always be cursed by humanity forever.
#Anonymous on Apr 06, 2019 :
# Lapinas My condolences on the loss of your entire family.I mentioned Vilnius in my post April 6.I felt the hatred the people of Lithuania have but I didn't know until a Jewish woman of 91 years told me about what happened to her family and friends.The day I found out from that woman is the day I left Lithuania by car and got a plane back home the following day out of Lithuania.There's nothing I can say to make you feel better Lapinas.But just remember the warmth of my soul is always with you and your late family.May they rest in peace forever.
#Lapinas on Apr 06, 2019 :
Lithuania its a nation of murderes.
we will never forget, we will never forgive.
you the lithuanian pepole killed my entire family to welcome the Nazis. you are much worst.
#Anonymous on Mar 18, 2019 :
I visited Vilnius and surrounding areas last year for 3 months to decide if I wanted to live there.I wasn't impressed to say the least with attitudes in general towards foreigners visiting including myself.Here's a factual piece of history that I didn't know until I visited Lithuania.Lithuaians were hunting down Jews in Vilnius and the countryside and shooting innocent Jews before Hitlers henchmen showed up to finish the Jews off sadly.Lithuania is a dark dreary place full of black hearts that actually think the world owes them something,or may excuse them for committing such hanis crimes against humanity.The world will never forget or forgive Lithuanian people for what they did freely without remourse unto innocent people, never.
#Anonymous on Mar 17, 2019 :
Thieves on buses and taxi's plus express kidnappings in taxi's as my friend found out several months ago at gunpoint.They drove my friend around for about an hour and emptied out his account at ATMS.
#Camel on Mar 17, 2019 :
I forgot to mention that Riga and Tallinn has trams while Vilnius only buses with TAXI thief!
#Anonymous on Mar 10, 2019 :
There's nothing great about Vilnius and there never was.I also live in Vilnius and I'm Lithuanian.Stop promoting something that just isn't there and hasn't been in many years.
#Anonymous on Mar 10, 2019 :
" CAMEL " I totally agree with your overview of Lithuania.The Lithuanian government and their citizens ruined their own economy."
#Camel on Mar 10, 2019 :
Reality: High = (taxes, unemployment rate, emigration, living costs - alcohol, clothes, rent, apartments)... the East Germany, the same size city can afford higher conditions of life...moreover, the public sector is huge with an army officers and for that reason most of government spending are to maintain these costs...the last, this country slowly dying
#Anonymous on Mar 10, 2019 :
to Anonymous

I live in Vinius and I'm Lithuanian. And I wish you burn in hell. That's the nicest words I have for you and other Russian trolls vomiting here.

And for all normal free folks: Vilnius is a great city to live and work. Prices listed in the page are quite fair. Fact one must know: we're not Scandinavians and our wages are highly differentiated. Non-skilled employees are really downpaid at 450-550 Eur and that's really tough life. But hi-tech specialists from IT, finance, insurance sectors are quite well paid (1000-2000 Eur, depending on skills and qualification). That's not too much comparing with Western European countries, but the cost of living is also lower.
#Truth on Mar 06, 2019 :
If you want to live in Vilnius, have a job or an income outside the country. Everybody is leaving this country because the pay is bad.
#Anonymous on Mar 02, 2019 :
Lithuania is a little known country sandwiched in between themselves and more of themselves.The best thing that could ever happen to Lithuania is for Russia to invade and take over Lithuania and use it for their inland whorehouse.
#Lin on Feb 16, 2019 :
Earning roughly 20,000 a year (before taxes) and NETO around 12k with 1,5 job experience in IT sector. To rent simple flat alone you'll need 300€ with taxes included. All what left can be spent for food and etc. I can save like 150€ a month with ease when using car each day to travel.
#hmmmm on Feb 10, 2019 :
So apparently Russian trolls discovered Numbeo. Camel is a well known troll in Lithuanian news websites, for instance :)
#Anonymous on Jan 29, 2019 :
It's very obvious that the Euro currency is tanked.That being said the numerous wages presented here are null and void currently.Eastern Europe including Italy and Britian are pulling away from the Euro currency.There's no magical number where salaries are concerned due to fluctuations that companies pay.There's only one set standard wage throughout Europe, that being the minimum wage.
#Vero on Dec 18, 2018 :
Some people writing comments here are obviously fake, they don’t know which year we have changed our currency, it’s not 2013 but 2015 and prices are now 3 times higher than they used to be, salaries 2-2,5 times lower. In Vilnius a lot of people are paid 400-600, that’s why even doctors or teachers have some extra jobs like doing nails, brows, making decorations or other things for sale. My grandmother worked 44 years and now when she receives 220 euros, in winter pays for heating, water and electricity around 150-180 euros, pills for diabetes 180 euros, food 200eur and I don’t even speak about clothes, teather or going to restaurant with friends, because she doesn’t know what it is, thank you Lithuania!
#noo on Dec 13, 2018 :
Finished my bachelor 1year ago in electronics, working for a 550euros.
#Zip on Nov 26, 2018 :
Great city ! Clean, safe , etc . I work in the public sector for goverment and my salary is 1170 eur.after tax, which is a bit higher than avarage , but in a privat sector for skilled jobs you can expect 1500-2500 eur after taxes. Vilnius has so many culture events, fantastic restaurants, bars, clubs, many foreighners live here as well. A lot of educated people , so - basicly you can speak english to any younger person everywhere. Of course , there is still smells of soviet occupation heritage around, but less and less with years.
You would need around 1000 eur./person a month. Studio apartment would cost 350-400 eur to rent, food 200 aprox.
After getting euros in 2013 prices got higher but salaries got much bigger too, so its ok.

Come to visit or move to Vilnius ! Its great city !
#Anonymous on Nov 05, 2018 :
ALLANS post was correct about the saleries being very low in 2016.I retired in Vilnius April 2012 and I still live here.I'm a retired American living here.FYI add 100 more euros to the salary's per month and that'd be correct.Food prices on the average are 20% more than listed here.My rent for a 76 m2 one bedroom apartment was 250 euro,in 2012.My rent as of November 2018 is 550 euro.Add another 35% more for utilities also.My monthly expenses average 900 euro and I don't live an extravagent lifestyle.The Eurozone was a bad idea for all of Europe,truth be known.It inflated prices by atleast 50% on the average.In the past 3 years 287,542 have left Lithuania, current stats.I believe some people here are just wanting to agitate others with BS.Crime rates have increased rapidly since I retired here obviously however Vilnius is still a well managed city cleanliness wise.
#Camel on Nov 02, 2018 :
Lithuania best country to live: nice environment and min salary in Vilnius is 1000 € - LOL
#Euro on Jul 17, 2018 :
The worst country to live! Go to work every day and make 380 euros! If you love to count every cent and ruin your health, you are welcome to this HELL! Even in Romania people live better now!!! Who are those people who talk about salaries like 1000? My brother works his ass off for 1000 euros 12hours per day!
#David on Jul 16, 2018 :
Very beautiful and cheap city. Good place to visit for 2-3 weeks.
#Andrew Stone on May 28, 2018 :
I know a PHd consultant Cardiologist who makes £1000 a month in Vilnius and considers herself well paid. Expat perceptions of what is an average wage in a particular country are driven by the social circles in which they live.

If you live and work in Canary Wharf in the City of London you might think it impossible to live on less than £50,000 a year - if you walk a mile past the Waitrose and the expensive shops to the old docklands you'll find the local ASDA - and clearly folks shopping there are not earning anything like £50,000 a year.

Similarly I speak Polish and know there are two completely different worlds operating in the likes of English speaking Krakow and nearby Polish speaking small towns like Tarnow and Mielec.

Same applies to Vilinius.
#Andrew Stone on May 28, 2018 :
I know a PHd consultant Cardiologist who makes £1000 a month in Vilnius and considers herself well paid. Expat perceptions of what is an average wage in a particular country are driven by the social circles in which they live.

If you live and work in Canary Wharf in the City of London you might think it impossible to live on less than £50,000 a year - if you walk a mile past the Waitrose and the expensive shops to the old docklands you'll find the local ASDA - and clearly folks shopping there are not earning anything like £50,000 a year.

Similarly I speak Polish and know there are two completely different worlds operating in the likes of English speaking Krakow and nearby Polish speaking small towns like Tarnow and Mielec.

Same applies to Vilinius.
#to Kristina on Apr 25, 2018 :
Another lie, I hardly imagine anyone 'highly skilled' earning less than 1400 take home, let alone 1000. Are kremlin bots working here or what?
#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.