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Kaunas is a city located in the south-central area of Lithuania, very close to the capital, Vilnius. It is not a particularly beautiful city outside of its historic centre (which has churches, castles, museums and other old buildings), but it has a lot to offer students as it welcomes hundreds of young people from all over the world.
You are probably wondering what the student atmosphere is like in Kaunas. It is usually very lively, with several plans to enjoy among international students and a multitude of options for going out at night. Of course, the capital of the country usually has more leisure options, but another advantage is that you will be able to reach it in about an hour by train, so you will also be able to enjoy this city. In addition, from the Kaunas position in Europe, you will be able to travel to other nearby countries such as Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Are you looking to rent a cheap apartment for students in Kaunas? Here you will find flats and apartments with several rooms to share with other students. Most of the apartments are furnished and have the basic appliances to move into, so you will not have to incur extra expenses when you arrive in Kaunas.
In general, the price of a studio apartment starts at € 340, although if you search ahead of time you will be able to find offers for the accommodation of this type for € 250, for example. Likewise, a shared apartment price usually goes from € 450 onwards for a two-bedroom apartment. The rental price always depends on the characteristics of the apartment, such as the location in the city, meaning, if it is close to the centre it will be slightly higher.
In this Lithuanian city, you will have the option of renting both private and shared rooms. These rooms are usually furnished with the necessities for a student, have a comfortable bed, spacious closets, a desk and good lighting. There is the option of sharing a room with another person, as many rooms have two single beds. From our experience, we recommend that you do not do it, since you will have less privacy and coexistence is sometimes difficult, each person should have their room.
The price of a room in an apartment shared with other students in Kaunas ranges from € 200 onwards, with an average of € 250 per month. Also, the maximum is generally around € 310 per month.
Below we will tell you which are some of the most chosen areas by international students and young people who move to Kaunas to live their Erasmus experience.
This neighbourhood is the most beautiful in the city, with several old buildings and monuments. This is where most of the nightlife spots frequented by students are located, as well as restaurants and green areas.
Located to the north of the centre of Kaunas, this neighbourhood is quieter and has beautiful views. It is located halfway between the old town and the main campus of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
This is the modern centre of Kaunas, located east of the historic city centre. In this area, you will also find several restaurants and bars frequented by the city’s young people, making it a fairly lively neighbourhood to live in.
The following are some of the institutions that receive more Erasmus each year in this Lithuanian city:
The main campus of this institution is located about 25 minutes away by public transport from the city centre, east of the large Ąžuolyno park. Most of its faculties are located there, but there are also some buildings in the downtown area of Kaunas.
This is the largest university of biomedical sciences in the country and its faculties are also spread across the city. The main campus is to the north of the centre, about 25 minutes by public transport from it. For its part, the Veterinary Faculty is located in the Vilijampolé neighbourhood, on the other side of the Neris River from the historic centre of Kaunas.
This prestigious university has several of its faculties in Kaunas, spread over different buildings in the city. Most of its faculties are located around the historic centre, but there are some (such as the Music or Botanical faculty) that are a little further away.
There are two student residences designated mainly for international youth, in which there are single and shared rooms. The university is in charge of assigning the places in the residences and their rooms. Of course, keep in mind that many students say that the conditions in the residences are not the best, so they tend to prefer to rent a room in a private shared apartment, outside of the residences.
|How much does a student flat cost in Kaunas?|
|This depends on the location and if it is a studio flat or if you have more rooms to share with other students. A studio apartment usually goes from € 340 onwards and one to share from € 450 for two people.|
|What are the best areas to live in Kaunas as a student?|
|International youth generally choose central neighbourhoods to live in. The most convenient is usually the old town, the modern centre (Naujamiestis), Žaliakalnis and Gričiupis.|
|How to find cheap accommodation in Kaunas for students?|
|If you access the Erasmus Play search engine you will be able to compare between the different types of accommodation available, seeing the verified offer of a multitude of platforms and websites. You will also be able to make the reservation completely online and safely.|
|What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Kaunas?|
|Lithuania is an economic country, so the monthly expenditure in Kaunas is usually not very high, although it always depends on your lifestyle. Of course, it is usually cheaper than living in Vilnius. As a reference, he estimates that you should have between € 400-450 per month if you rent a room in a shared apartment since the rental cost usually represents the largest part of a student's cost of living.|
|Why go on Erasmus to Kaunas?|
|In Kaunas, you will be able to share with a large number of students from all over the world, since it has many universities. Here you will have the possibility to enter a different culture, knowing its traditions, gastronomy and language. You will also be able to travel to other nearby places easily.|