Cost of Living in Vilnius

Summary of cost of living in Vilnius, Lithuania:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 € 8.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 € 40.00-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 € 6.00-8.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.30 € 3.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 € 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.84 € 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.16 € 1.20-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.60 € 1.00-2.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.22 € 3.37-7.38
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.30 € 0.79-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.99 € 0.45-1.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.34 € 1.67-3.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.72 € 3.63-9.07
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.30 € 1.81-4.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.36 € 2.95-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.61 € 0.27-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 € 0.57-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.79 € 0.40-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 1.25 € 0.77-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.35 € 0.18-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.31 € 0.18-0.54
Lettuce (1 head) 1.33 € 0.79-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.75 € 0.39-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 € 5.99-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.38 € 1.00-1.80
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.65 € 1.10-2.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.55 € 4.40-6.40
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.65 € 0.65-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 29.00 € 29.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.25 € 1.00-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.21 € 0.80-2.88
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 9.60 € 8.00-11.40
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.52 € 5.60-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 € 22,000.00-26,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,725.00 € 21,150.00-28,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.27 € 150.00-300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 € 0.05-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 13.71 € 11.00-20.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.07 € 19.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.00 € 15.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 € 7.00-10.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 445.75 € 390.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 7,964.54 € 6,600.00-9,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 72.30 € 30.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.21 € 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 79.80 € 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.32 € 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 744.43 € 610.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 503.03 € 400.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,366.35 € 1,100.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 852.26 € 710.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 385.47 € 325.16-464.51
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 236.53 € 185.80-325.16
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,300.12 €
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.81 2.00-5.00

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68 Comments so far
New data out on Jun 02, 2023:
Average NET salary in Q1 2023 in Vilnius was 1390.6
PV on May 31, 2023:

Average net salary was 1348.0 eur. in 2022Q4.
Anonymous on Nov 22, 2022:
As small as Vilnius is expansion isn't the answer.Ukraine immigrants flooding the city and countryside will only stagnant job growth lowering wages, especially since Ukraine immigrants show up with a small bag of clothes and wanting a free handout.
Anonymous on Oct 02, 2022:
Numbeo is a scam site always has been.The owner lives in Belgrade Serbia but is originally from Bosnia.
Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:
prices are averaged by people who use numbeo.Prises are never correct on anything.
Cilis on Sep 21, 2022:
Where is numbeo picking up these prices from? In a cheap restaurant on Vilnius you can get a Pizza for 8 euros or a burger + fries + coleslaw. Just try Cili pizza.
Anonymous on Aug 27, 2022:
Housing demand is up due to EU businesses moving to Vilnius and Ukrainian refugees, that's why rents are increasing. I think it's rather developer-friendly in Vilnius compared to other cities. So hopefully they will build more housing soon.
Trevor on Aug 22, 2022:
I am in Vilnius and leaving soon for Southern eastern Europe. Vilnius got super expensive! It is not worth it anymore. Prices are going up on daily ! 1 Bedroom apt for 650 eur. I like the city but prices are almost like London. I do not know how Lithuanians who wo not own a place can survive, ah probably they are already in UK. Cheers
Anonymous on Aug 02, 2022:
Vlinus isn't hard to explain at all. People walking around like it's not possible for them to smile let alone look at each other. It reminded me of zombies such a strange group of people. I've never seen or experienced anything like it anywhere and I've visited countries globally.
Anonymous on Jul 25, 2022:
ruski trolls working hard here.
My salary in Lt right now is 4960 euro per month before tax - 3000 after tax. nice city, ok-ish country, could be more tolerant, could be warmer, chill pace of living..
Name on Jun 10, 2022:
It's crazy!!! Vilnius is so expensive comparing the salaries !! you getting average salary 1150 euro and spending on the rent at least 550 euro + utilities + food + other expenses and left zero in your pocket !! Better come to Kaunas, it's much cheaper to live and the average salary is pretty much the same as Vilnius. So Lithuania becoming the expensive country where without reasonable salary for people to survive :(
Tom Johansson on Jun 06, 2022:
According to the Q1 2022 statistics, average salary in Vilnius was 1237 euros:
Anonymous on Apr 30, 2022:
To the kremlin bot below, you have no chance against NATO as you can't even handle Ukraine! It's pitiful!
Tom Johansson on Oct 04, 2021:
According to the Q2 2021 statistics, average salary in Vilnius is 1125 euros.
JJ on Sep 24, 2021:
The topic is living costs... Why, lithuanians come here to express their hate towards Russia and cry, about Ukraine...
Anonimous on Sep 23, 2021:
I totally agree with how others abroad can be very critical towards russians
VLN native on Jul 07, 2021:
2.2k gross will be 1.3k net, or slightly above average for Vilnius, but as an expat you will be spending more - rent, eating out, etc.

Depends on your age, you can survive on that - rent for 350eur in "sleeping" neighborhoods, spend maybe 600eur month on food/necessities, eat out 1-2 a week. But you won't save much.

2.2 net would be closer to comfort zone.
Rodrigo on Jun 23, 2021:
Hello, I got a job interview for a position in Vilnius, salary is between 2000€ and 2200€ GROSS per month. I am alone, and I would like to rent a small apartment, do you think I will be okay?
Anonymous on Mar 17, 2021:
Since Russia took over the majority of coastline in Ukraine take over countries that used to be in the soviet union. Lithuania Latvia and many other countries were the soviet union.It'd be much more lucrative for Russia to form the soviet union again.But the EU rushed to put as many countries on their financial roster as possible.No matter how much other countries want to dismiss the soviet union in their past fact is those countries still speak Russian.Besides with the Russian economy basically stagnant as its been so for many years.Russia has the missiles and military might to invade all of Europe calling it the soviet union.Europe doesn't have the ability to fend off Russia they never did. As far as the United States goes it's doubtful the Americans would even help Europe militarily if such happened,but instead welcome Russian dominance.
Anonymous on Mar 07, 2021:
To anonymous post Mar 2 2021

I totally agree with how others abroad can be very critical towards Americans

Let's dance
Antanas on Mar 04, 2021:
The Statistics agency of Lithuania announced the new data on average salaries:

Lithuania: 967.3 EUR (after axes); 1524.2 EUR (gross)
Vilnius: 1082.3 EUR (net); 1082.3 (gross)
Minimum salary: 468 EUR (net); 642 EUR (gross)
Average pension: 440 EUR

RUSSIA: average salary 449 EUR (net), minimum 120 EUR (net). Average pension 166.1 EUR.
The funniest that minimum salary is even lower than in Ukraine, the country which always Russian propaganda always attack...Russia seemingly is really dieing as a country, no real future perspectives.
Anonymous on Feb 27, 2021:
All of the hateful Russian rhetoric and other things mentioned here. But while I'm at it I'll add something. Baseball and basketball originated in the U S.Why would Lithuanians among others worldwide hate Americans so much since they like to play American sports so much? Frenchman like to play basketball alot here in Paris where I'm from. As a child I attended basketball games with my family.More than once I've seen Americans snubbed by others just for visiting France and three American friends of mine who work in Paris I've known for many years.Always remember Americans have nothing to do with the U S government and they never have.

Gini on Feb 24, 2021:
I wonder what does your mother tell you about Americans?
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2021:
Mother told me to never turn my back on murderous Lithuanians.
Canada on Feb 05, 2021:
I just did not like weather, cloudy every single day.
Anti-anonymous on Feb 03, 2021:
I would really appteciate if you provide link to your "data". Thank you inadvance
Anonymous on Feb 03, 2021:
Current data is 2021 so far from factual events listed.My entire family and myself have always lived in Lithuania plus 9 members of my family are law enforcement including myself.Good luck with your Russian trolling or Saint Petersburg Ukraine trolling for that matter.

You are dismissed and blocked from me seeing anymore of your bogus comments.
Anti-anonymous on Feb 03, 2021:
Sorry to dissapoint, you mixed data with Saint Petersburg, where are you from... :) just to mention funny part:bank robberies in Lithuania? :) it has never been in LT...Armed roberries? Nope, it does not exist. And all data is total nonsense..
Good luck in continue bullshiting :)
Anonymous on Feb 03, 2021:
Current population in Lithuania 2,694,568 as of February 2021

Total foreigners living in Lithuania 78 as of February 2021

Rapes 173

Armed Robberies 84

Home invasion Robberies 116

Vehicle thefts 24

Murders 32

Fatal accidents vehicles 17

Bank robberies 2

Looting of businesses 29

All as of 2021 January & February
current stats
Gabrielė on Jan 31, 2021:
Im local. Working in the goverment sector. Salary is 1350 neto. Life is just good here. Its very safe, very clean city, lot if foreigners live here as well. Prices are still low , but gerting higher , so the wages too. :) great country in general!
Anonymous on Jan 25, 2021:
As women we don't need men in Lithuania especially since British men visit occasionally. We empty their pockets which we consider a bonus for them just looking at us.
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2021:
Oh and these Russian trols don't even get minimum wage in Russia but instead they sit around all day hoping to get atleast 120 ru to buy another alcoholic beverage or a cheap package of cigarettes a dog wouldn't even smoke. Russians eat dogshit,alot because it's free.
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2021:
Don't listen to fools on cost of living and current salaries throughout Lithuania. The Lithuania government hasn't upgraded minimum wage yet and they won't in the future until businesses are open again.More of the same bs from Russian trols.The majority of people in Lithuania are grossly under educated.These Russian tools want people to engage them because they get 30 ru for each time someone does.So don't pay any attention to the commies especially when they're living at home with mum free.
Simas on Jan 20, 2021:
Yes yes, as usual bla bla facts. Lithuania has suffered the least economically in the EU from the COVID, showing the maturity of economy. If barber is experienced and professional, 1000 euros is very normal salary. The claim that he/she may get 400 euros is total nonsense, as the minimum salary in Lithuania is 468 euros as of 1 Jan 2021.
Anonymous on Jan 18, 2021:
It doesn't matter how much or how little anyone makes in Lithuania.The population is so small covid19 is taking care of it. Karma bites in Lithuania especially since the world knows Lithuanians helped Nazis murder many thousands of jews.There's even a public shrine to show visitors Lithuanian accomplishments.
Anonymous on Jan 18, 2021:
If you come to Vilnius to be a barber you won't make much money especially since there's so many barbers.You might make 400e each month if you were very lucky.
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2021:
Hello everyone

I'm a skillful barber with experience of 7years. I can speak English and Russian. Are there good job opportunities for barbers in Vilnius? How much can I earn per month as a barber in Vilnius?
Thanks for your answers in advance
Thomas on Jan 16, 2021:
With russian trollies better not to react to them, as their observations are very superficially and funny. At least they could use Kremlin "stats". For example, statement that the tallest building in Vilnius is Europa Tower 148 meters and 40 floors, not like russian trolly said 21 floor...
Simas on Jan 15, 2021:
I am actually living also in Lithuania all my life. Anonymous seemingly is russian trolly from Saint-Petersburg, who are well known in LT for trying to show how bad life in LT is. Good try... :) However, I need to dissapoint you based on real facts,not nonsenses you speak. LT has made one of the biggest progress in the EU over last 4 years. LT statistics agency works under supervision of EUROSTAT, one, if not the most reliable statistics agency in the world. According to GDP compared with purchasing power parity (PPP) Lithuania is the best among all the new EU member states. Every educated person in LT would say that they live good as never before and their salary is at least 1500 euros.
Anonymous on Jan 15, 2021:
Thomas you cannot believe anything the Lithuanian Statistics Agency says because they're a government think tank trying to promote Lithuania. Oh BTW THOMAS I've lived in Lithuania all of my life still do. I live in Vilnius so if there were any skyscrapers I would've most certainly seen them.Stop spreading lies whomever you are. Actually the tallest building in Vilnius is 21 story's tall the tallest building in all of Lithuania.
Thomas on Jan 15, 2021:
The salary shown in numbeo is lower that in reality. According to the Lithuanian Statistics Agency, January 2020 the salary is around 1070 euros/month. Vilnius is becoming the economic tiger of the north Europe. During the COVID pandemic, 5000 new highly skilled (IT, pharmaceuticals, etc) jobs have been created in Vilnius. Moreover, around 15000 highly skilled jobs will be created in the upcopming 3 years. Furthermore, many more skyscrapers are planned to appear in Vilnius in the 3 years in the New City area. What are negative factors? Some infrastructure projects are lagging behind, such as national swimming pool or national stadium. It is a big shame on the city municipality, not managing these projects well...
Anonymous on Nov 13, 2020:
Salaries aren't correct currently especially since the downturn over the past 8 months.Those salaries posted October 4, 2020 aren't accurate but instead way over inflated. I've lived in Lithuania all of my life and for all of the categories mentioned should be 70% less. It's obvious that poster copied salaries from SALERY EXPLORER which has never been accurate from the beginning.I'm a master electrician of 17 years, my monthly salary is 450€ per month before taxes.
. on Oct 04, 2020:
The salaries are more diverce and your skill level.

Average salaries:
Grocery stores 500-700€
Trucker 700-1000€
Teacher 750-1200€
Electric 750-1250€
Construction worker 800-1500€
Architect 850-1300€
Accountant 870-1700€
Programer/Developer 900-2000€
Construction manager 1300-2000€
Family doctor 1400-2200€
Person on Sep 19, 2020:
The real situacion in Vilnius

In Vilnius The avrage salary after tax is 900-1000 euros witch is enough to life a good life style.
But if you come here without an education The avrage salary will be around 600-700 euros. Its enough to live normaly but with a strict budget. If you have a degree in programing and other similiar jobs (Finance, Engineering, etc)
you would get 1000-1700 euros

Vilnius is a green city with alot of parks and forests. Vilnius has The most highly educated places in lithuania but definetly not as much as western cities. The populiation of Vilnius growing slowly since 2013. English is spoken by most of The people under 30 but with older people it might a problem with some people, and forget speaking English with people over 60yrs old most of them dont know english. Small Traffic jams are a normal things on The main city streets in rush hour.
Rent prices are cheaper in old soviet blocks compared to The prices on this website.
Vilnius is safe in general but there are a few places where you should watch your pockets
More dangerous areas:
Naujininkai (city district)
Near The train station
Rasos (city district)
h on Aug 05, 2020:
Taxes are so high, the difference between gross and net wages is crazy
Tkwk on Jan 17, 2020:
One question everyone, I've received an offer of 3k USD which I understand is 2,7k EUR.

I'm trying to understand how much will that be after taxes. I'm getting ranges between 1.6k to 2.1k after tax. Any idea how to be certain?
Nadia on Nov 04, 2019:
If you have a gross income of 1650 in Vilnius per month, how much it will be after tax?
to sam on Oct 28, 2019:
If it's gross, you'll take home around 2,8 net, which is pretty good in Vilnius: pretty decent lifestyle, but of course no limos and supermodel girlfriends :)
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...