The Official Development Agency of the City of Vilnius

Talent Pool

Vilnius is home to some of the country's best universities. With a talent pool that has the highest ICT literacy of any in the EU, along with almost 100% English proficiency among young professionals, Vilnius has the kinds of employees modern businesses need.

And with talent saturation levels that are significantly lower than comparable European cities, there is plenty of room for your business to grow.
Vilnius is a city that keeps on growing. Not only that, it has one of the youngest populations in the EU.

Vilnius is a city that keeps on growing. Not only that, it has one of the youngest populations in the EU.

So, if you are looking for a city that has the kind of energy and drive you need to help you build your business or career, Vilnius is for you.

City population: 556 490 | Metropolitan area: 810 797  

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021 

Lithuanians 373 513
Polish 85 436
Russians 53 887
Belarusians 15 156
Other 5 705

2021 

2020 

2019 

2018 

2017 

2016 

2015 

556490 

547484 

552131 

547484 

545280 

543493 

542626 

0.6 % 

0.4 % 

0.8% 

0.4% 

0.3% 

0.2% 

0.5% 

 More than half of residents are younger than 40: 
0–14 18 %
15–39 32 %
40–64 34 %
65+ 17 %

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2021 

Vilnius is home to some of the country's best universities.

Vilnius is home to some of the country's best universities.

With a young workforce that is highly skilled and educated, Vilnius is increasingly becoming a beacon for international global companies and start-ups alike.

Not only that, this growing international ecosystem is also attracting growing numbers of foreign students, who see the city as both a great place to study and a great place to start a career. 

97%

of students obtaining ICT skills in secondary schools

Source: Digital Agenda for Europe

3rd globally

for technological skills

Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2020

52%

speak at least two foreign languages

Source: Invest Lithuania, 2021

4th in EU

for percent of 25-34 y.o. population with a higher education

Source: Eurostat, 2020

1st

in CEE region for skills for innovation

Source: EBRD Knowledge economy index, 2019

50,126

students in Vilnius in 2019-2020

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2020

6.5%

foreign students in Vilnius in 2019-2020

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2020

9.1%

IT students in Vilnius in 2019-2020

Source: Statistics Lithuania, 2020

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Go Vilnius Support
Go Vilnius Support

Our team at Go Vilnius provides support and services tailored to fit the needs of new investors or businesses already operating in the city.

Business Infrastructure
Business Infrastructure

Infrastructure adapted for modern business.

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