Cost of Living

Lithuania is considered as inexpensive country to live in and students who study in Kaunas have to expect a need of 300-800 EUR per month including: dormitory/flat rent 60-300 EUR, food 150-300 EUR, learning aid 20-40 EUR and leisure 100-300 EUR. A survey which was carried out in academic year 2017/2018 has shown that 2% of VMU international students have spent up to 100 Eur/month, 32% of students have spent up to 300 Eur/month, 48% students spent 300-500 Eur/month, 15% students spent 500-700 Eur/month and 3% spent more than 700 Eur/month.

Students are able to cut some expenses by using the Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSP), International Student Identity Card (ISIC) or Erasmus Student Network (ESN) card for discounts. Full information about the cards is provided by Vytautas Magnus University after student arrival.

The tables below provide estimated costs which might be helpful to plan and prepare your budget for study and living period in Lithuania. Costs may vary depending on your needs, lifestyle and other factors. Note! Provided averaged prices.


Cost of Living in Kaunas


Cost of Living in Vilnius


Last updated: June, 2019