Vilnius - Post Report Question and Answers
What are the particular advantages of living in this city?
Safe, charming, and beautiful. - Oct 2019
Small but with a lot of variety and lots to do. I think it's a great place to live. - Mar 2017
All the comforts and safety of Europe, inexpensive to eat out and go to cultural events, easy travel. - Mar 2017
Easy living, beautiful small city, no throngs of tourists, great inexpensive travel throughout Europe. - Aug 2015
It's a first-world posting that is rapidly taking advantage of EU membership and funding. It is very safe and secure, quite beautiful, and overall a great spot. Groceries and other items are about 70% of the cost in the USA, although gasoline is quite a bit more expensive. Ryanair now flies in and out of Vilnius, meaning that you can get anywhere in Europe for cheap if you plan properly. Most people speak Lithuanian, and the older (40+ years) speak Russian. English is common but not as widespread as you may have thought. The summer weather is beautiful, although the winter is long...think Minnesota. It's three hours from the Baltic coast, but there are numerous river beaches that are well maintained all along the main river through town. The kids love these and they are free to get to and use. - Jun 2013
Lithuania is beautiful in summer, and Vilnius has a very walkable, well-preserved old town. - Feb 2011