Accommodation for rent
Rent prices in Lithuania can still be considered relatively low, compared with older EU member states. The rental price depends on the city, location within the city, the size of the flat and its condition, the duration of the agreement, type of heating and many other factors. In three largest cities (Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda) average rental prices fall between 190-290 euros/month for a studio flat. A one and two-bedroom flat rent can be on average 340-450 Euros/month and 400-600 Euros/month respectively (Aruodas, 2016). The prices can differ significantly in different areas and cities. For example, in Vilnius city centre the price of a newly furbished studio flat can reach 500 Euros per month, a one and two-bedroom flat – respectively 600-1000 euros. On the other hand, prices in smaller cities normally are considerably, even several times, smaller. Your landlord might also require a security deposit that is usually equal to 1-3 months of rent. The deposit will be paid back to you upon the termination of the contract.
There are also plenty of possibilities to rent a room in a shared-flat. This is especially common among young people, and is a good way to make new friends, practice another language and have a cultural exchange.
You can search for flats and homes advertised online: Aruodas, Domoplius, Rebaltic. Alternatively, you can contact an agency (on the website of the Lithuanian Association of Real Estate Agencies you can find contacts of all the main real estate agencies that for a fee will find you a place to rent).
Every permanent resident of Lithuania (including foreigners with a residence permit) has to declare residency in Lithuania. If you do it in a rented apartment, the owner has to give his/her written consent.