Cost of Living

Lithuanian currency is Euro (EUR).

Lithuania is considered as inexpensive country to live in and students who study in Kaunas have to expect a need of 350-800 EUR per month including: dormitory/flat rent 70-200 EUR, food 150-250 EUR, learning aid 15-30 EUR and leisure 100-300 EUR. There is a possibility to pay by all common credit cards in most of the places but some restaurants and shops may have the requirement to pay in cash for the bills up to 5 EUR.

Costs may vary depending on your needs, lifestyle and other factors. We request students to estimate their expense before travel, which might be helpful to plan and prepare budget for study and living period in Lithuania. Students are able to cut some expenses by using the Lithuanian student identity card, International student identity card or Erasmus Student Network (ESN) card for discounts.


Want to spend your leisure in nature? It’s not a problem! Lithuanians are proud of the scenic beauty in their country, and venturing out to experience nature is one of Lithuania's fun things to do! There are plenty of tips on how to spend your weekend – it’s something you’ll treasure forever. Lithuania is a small country: you can cross it in less than 7 hours by bus and even faster by car! There are different kinds of transport in every city: buses, trolley-buses, micro buses and taxis. While traveling by public transport, spend weekends at the countryside and try all the national food there. Lithuania is a great place to be in.

Expenses Cost (EUR)
Rent (student dormitory) 90-140
Public transportation 11-13
Health insurance 9-13
Phone, internet, and TV subscription bills 17-22
Groceries 150-200
Entertainment 35-45
Average total expenses 350-430

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