Vilnius is pretty much a required stop for those touring the Baltic countries, and like Tallinn and Riga, it’s pleasantly affordable. In fact, the farther south you get in this region, the cheaper things get, so this is a stand-out budget destination. Vilnius is noticeably less touristy than Tallinn or Riga, even though it had more of a grand look to it. This means most things are priced for locals, and finding good deals on meals and drinks is very easy.
Similar to most other second-tier former Soviet-bloc cities, there are few checklist attractions in Vilnius so it’s more about just wandering around enjoying the city center and then taking in the view from the castle tower. Many attractions are free and even those that charge admission tend to charge very little.
Hotel rooms and hostel beds are also wonderfully cheap (by European standards), so Vilnius might even be a good place for a little splurge for those who are on the road for extended trips. Three-star hotels offer very good value here, and 4-star hotels can be surprisingly cheap, especially outside of the high season.
Beer is the cheapest and most popular thing to drink here, and the local breweries seem to have above average reputations for quality. Vodka can also be quite cheap if you are willing to try the local stuff.