Lithuanian climate is transitional between maritime and continental. In Vilnius the average temperatures are −6 °C (21 °F) in January and 16 °C (60.8 °F) in July. Simply speaking, 20 °C (68 °F) is frequent on summer days and 14 °C (57.2 °F) at night. Temperatures can reach 30 or 35 °C (86 or 95 °F) in summer. Some winters can be very cold. -20°C occurs almost every winter. The average annual precipitation is 600 mm (23.6 in) in the eastern part of the country.
Snow occurs every year; snow typically can fall anytime from October to April. Please bring warm clothes. High latitudes mean that in the deep winter the days are quite short (7 hours) whereas in mid-summer they are very long (17 hours), with nautical twilight lasting whole night. Location of Lithuania causes very distinguishable seasons, so the rhythm of nature never bores. There are no natural disasters like volcanoes, earthquakes or tornadoes.
Cost of living
Lithuania is not an expensive country to live in. Vilnius is currently ranked 166th most expensive in the world out of 300 rated international locations. Local payments are made in the national currency - the Litas (1 Lt =100 cents).
Typical cost of goods:
Bread (1 kg) 2 EUR;
Milk (0,5 l) 1 EUR;
Cheese (1 kg) 5 EUR;
Butter (250g) 1,5 EUR;
Yoghurt (1 kg) 1-2 EUR;
Pizza from 6 EUR;
Juice (1 l) 1,3 EUR;
Beer (0,5 l) 1 EUR. (supermarket)
Beer (0,5 l) 2 EUR (bar)
Local notable rules
Alcohol consumption in public places (streets, parks, courtyards etc.) is prohibited.
Alcohol is not being sold after 10pm in the supermarkets, corner stores, gas stations etc. However, there are no restrictions on alcohol selling time in the bars, clubs and restaurants.
Smoking is prohibited inside buildings, including student dormitories, bars, restaurants, clubs (unless they have designated smoking rooms).
Purchase and consumption of drugs is illegal in Lithuania.