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30 July 2015
Overall impression

Proximity to the sea: The nearest sea is in Klaipeda – 300 km fro the capital. There are many lakes in the surrounding areas.


Nice, better than in England or Amsterdam.


Everyone who can leaves to England, Holland, USA.

Quality of medicine (quality and cost)

Good, medicine is free of charge, private hospitals are inexpensive.

Language (learning of the local language and communication with the local people)

The younger generations speaks English well, while it's easier to speak Russian with older people. There are many Russian-speaking people.

Transport (road access, quality of roads, level of driving, gasoline cost, public transportation)

The roads are good, drivers are polite, public transport is well developed (but some of the trolleys date back to the Soviet era).
Travelling abroad: No problems.

Prices (cost of living, food, entertainment)

It's very cheap compared to other European capitals. 1000USD is considered to be a good salary, average salary here is 600USD.

Job (search complexity, level of salary)

Specialists in IT field are always required, especially programmers.

Housing (cost, availability, rent, purchase)

It is very cheap compared to other European capitals. An apartment in the city centre costs 700USD, while an apartment in some remote districts can be found for as low as 200USD. The quality differs as everywhere, but is quite high on average.


I feel safe taking a walk at night.

Internet access (availability, price)

One of the fastest in Europe. It costs 30 USD for 500 Mb/s, it is possible not to enter into a contract.

The region's economy (crisis, inflation)

The situation has improved, there's more work than those who are looking for it. IT market is developing.

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