Economic Overview

Compact, yet cosmopolitan. Relaxed, yet driven. Vilnius is a city built for business. In Vilnius you will find everything you need to take your business to the next level.

An ambitious talent pool that's young and internationally focused, an infrastructure primed to ger you up and running with the least amount of fuss, and a local and national government that's on hand to support you.


in the European Cities and Regions of the Future

Source: Financial Times, 2022


Mid-Sized Global City of the Future

Source: fDi Intelligence, 2021


Business Friendly Mid/Small-sized City

Source: fDi Intelligence, 2021

Top 5

least expensive EU capitals to live in for expatriates

Source: Mercer’s 2021 Cost of Living Ranking

8th globally

For economic freedom

Source: Frasier institute, 2021

11th globally

For Ease of Doing Business

Source: World bank, 2020


Of national GDP is generated in Vilnius

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2020


of the 25–34-year-old population with higher education

Source: Eurostat, 2020 (age group 25-34)


Of total national FDI settles in Vilnius

Source: Lithuanian statistics, 2020

Stable and western oriented political environment and economy

  • Member of EU since 2004
  • Member of NATO since 2004
  • Member of Eurozone since 2015
  • Member of OECD since 2018


Vilnius is the economic heart of Lithuania. It is the largest contributor to national GDP in the country.

Vilnius region generates 42.4% of the national GDP.

Vilnius’s economy is continually growing (GDP generated in Vilnius region in EUR):

2017: 17,2 billions | 2018: 18,9 billions | 2019: 20,6 billions | 2020: 21,1 billions 

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021

Vilnius is globally
recognized as an attractive destination for foreign direct investment. FDI to Vilnius region amounts to 72% of total FDI in Lithuania (in EUR):

2017: 10,5 millions | 2018: 11,9 millions | 2019: 12,7 millions | 2020: 18,1 millions

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021

Sectors with the largest growth potential in Vilnius are IT, fintech, global business services and high-tech manufacturing. You can find more information about them by clicking here.


City population: 556 490 | Metropolitan area: 810 797  

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021

A steadily growing city: 

20180,4%  |  2019: 0,8% | 2020: 1,4 % | 2021: 1% 

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021

Vilnius' population ranks as one of Europe’s youngest. More than half of residents are younger than 40:

0-14: 18%  |  15-39: 32%  |  40-64: 34%  |  65+: 17%

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021

The workforce is continually growing (

2016: 441,2  |  2017: 451,3  |  2018: 463,6  |  2019: 462,9  |  2020: 471,5 

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021


  • Lithuania is Top 1 in the CEE for digital quality of life (Source: Surfshark, 2021)
  • 4th among EU countries where population aged 25-34 had completed tertiary education. (Source: Eurostat, 2021)
  • Top among EU countries with 23% of students enrolled in innovation related programs (Source: Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, 2021)
  • 85% of young professionals in Vilnius speak English. (Source: Invest Lithuania, 2021)

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Costs and Taxation
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Key Sectors
Key Sectors

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Setting Up a Businesss
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