|Rich cultural life||Unique nature||Great recreational activities|
According the Mercer Cost of Living Index 2012, Lithuania is among Top 10 least expensive European countries to live in, and this only one of the reasons why Lithuania is such a nice place to live and do business. There are many other reasons:
- Lithuania is a short flight (2 to 3 hours) from any European country
- The land is pretty and enjoyable and the people are lively and diligent. They have a strong but benign sense of national identity and the culture feels close whether you’re Russian, American or Danish
- In the International Living 2012 Quality of Life Index, Lithuania was ranked among Top 40 countries of 221 countries in the World for the quality of life
- According to International Herald Tribune magazine, the capital of Lithuania Vilnius is 10th in the World in Smart City Rankings
Vilnius’ Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is vibrant and pedestrian-friendly
Lithuania provides a comfortable environment for families from abroad to enjoy life, with easy access to all sorts of social services. Lithuanian universities welcome foreign students eager to enrich their knowledge. And high quality, private healthcare services are available in all cities and towns:
- University education available in five cities
- Secondary education at international schools in the larger cities
- World-class treatment and healthcare services in public hospitals and private clinics in all cities and towns by multilingual professionals who have completed placements in Western European countries
- With more than 13 thousand doctors, Lithuania has 400 doctors for every 100,000 inhabitants.
- Ecologic products – Lithuanians cherish the traditions of their ancestors, growing and producing many day-to-day consumables by themselves, even in cities.
A large variety of festivals take place throughout the year in major cities and resorts for those who enjoy classical, jazz and folk music, theatre and films. Lithuanian’s music and theatre performances have always been world-class. Many foreign theatre groups, opera and ballet companies, and popular music groups include Lithuania in their world touring schedules as well.
Lithuania has five national parks and 30 regional parks filled with virgin forests and unspoiled marshlands, inhabited by endangered wild animals and rare birds.
Lithuania has 22,000 rivers and rivulets and over 3,000 beautiful lakes. There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about Lithuania and its lovely, unspoiled countryside. Staying in a traditional homestead by a tranquil lake is just one of the options.
Various SPA centers in Lithuania provide high quality beauty and medical treatments for a reasonable price, where ancient traditional methods of treatment are combined with modern technologies. This type of relaxation is appreciated not only among Lithuanians, but also among foreign tourists – Russians, Poles, and Germans. Druskininkai is one of Lithuania’s oldest resorts.
In addition, there are four ski resorts in Lithuania. The newest and the most modern Druskininkai Snow Arena is the only winter activities complex in the Baltic countries open for skiers and snowboarders all year round. The overall length of the slopes in the Arena is more than 2 kilometres. All ski resorts rent equipment and use modern funiculars and are popular among tourists from Poland, Russia and other countries. Tennis players are welcome to enjoy their game in modern indoor and open tennis courts in Lithuania, and golf lovers may choose from five outdoor golf courses with of a total length of more than 110 kilometres.