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Study in Lithuania: Housing & Living Costs

The cost of living in Lithuania is inexpensive and the average international student spends around 300-900 EUR per month.  A survey carried out in 2020 has shown that 56% of the students in Lithuania spend 300-500 EUR per month and also 38% spend only 300 EUR per month. Of course everything depends on the amount you are willing to spend for student accommodation, food and lifestyle.

Feb 2, 2024

The cost of living in Lithuania is inexpensive and the average international student spends around 300-900 EUR per month. 

A survey carried out in 2020 has shown that 56% of the students in Lithuania spend 300-500 EUR per month and also 38% spend only 300 EUR per month. Of course everything depends on the amount you are willing to spend for student accommodation, food and lifestyle. 

You can minimize your cost of living in Lithuania if you use student cards for discounts and special offers. These include the Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSP), International Student Identity Card (ISIC) or Erasmus Student Network card (ESN). You can ask the student services department at your university to find out more. 

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As for student accommodation in Lithuania, you have the following options: Either stay in a university dormitory or in a shared or private accommodation. The majority of universities assist students in securing housing to reduce the cost of living in Lithuania and offer very affordable accommodation options. 

This type of accommodation is very popular so make sure you apply on time! Student dormitories are mostly located on campus and offer renovated and fully equipped facilities to international students. You share your room with other students and you can only enter the facilities with your student ID. Keep in mind that the internet might not be included in the price, so you will have to pay that expense by yourself. 

In addition, you can choose to rent your own apartment in the city and live alone or even rent an apartment with some of your classmates so you can reduce the cost of living. However, the cost of renting a house on your own would be much higher than living in the university dormitory. You can find available apartments at Aruodas and Solo Society

Overall, your expenses in Lithuania would be 90-300 EUR for student accommodation, 150-300 EUR for food and drink, 20-50 EUR for study materials and 100-300 EUR on your activities and interests. Transportation is very expensive as well, around 30 EUR per month, but it can even be cheaper by using your student discount.

Average living costs in Lithuania:

Meal€7
Coffee€3
Beer€3
Cinema Ticket€7
Monthly Rent€280-700
Monthly Transport€6 with student ID

Study in Lithuania - Overview

More and more international students choose Lithuania as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Lithuania? Lithuania is one of the popular destinations for a variety of students, given its diverse programs. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Lithuania!

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Lithuania to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Lithuania may vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Lithuania. To cover the rest of the costs, there’s plenty of scholarship opportunities available.

Language & Culture

Lithuania is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!

Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Lithuania, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

Programs

Ready to look at education in Lithuania? Use our search engine to find and compare top programs in Lithuania today!

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