Should you visit Vilnius or Kemi?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Vilnius and Kemi. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Vilnius is the capital and largest city in the country of Lithuania. It has a population of more than 500,000 residents and is located in the valley between the Neris River and the Vilnia River in the southeastern part of the country. Visitors come to the city for its beautiful Old Town, impressive architecture, and fascinating culture. In 2009 it was named the European Capital of Culture along with the city of Linz, in Austria.
Kemi is a town on Bothnian Bay in Lapland, Finland. It's known for the massive Sampo icebreaker, a giant ship built to ply the Arctic waters. The main economic activity in Kemi is centered on two large paper and wood pulp mills and on the only chromium mine in Europe. Kemi also has a claim to fame as the home of the world's largest snow castle (reconstructed every year with a different design). The SnowCastle is usually located at the inner harbor of Kemi.
Which city is cheaper, Kemi or Vilnius?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Vilnius is €76, while the average daily cost in Kemi is €107. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Vilnius and Kemi in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €68 for a double occupancy room in Vilnius.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Kemi, €118 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Kemi, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €59, such as in a hostel.
On average, meal and food prices in Vilnius cost around €32 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €13.
On average, meal and food prices in Kemi cost around €27 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around €11.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Vilnius
Some typical examples of dining costs in Vilnius are as follows:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vilnius
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Vilnius.
Vilnius - City of Contrasts - The Original City Tour by bicycle (bike+food tour):
National Dinner with Folk Show in Vilnius:
Dinner in local family:
Cooking Class in Vilnius:
Vilnius Dinner in the Darkness:
Dinner in the Dark Dining Experience in Riga:
The average price of local transportation around Vilnius is €6.64 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Kemi than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €31 on transportation in Kemi on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vilnius
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vilnius:
Vilnius to Riga transfer with Sightseeing:
Vilnius Airport Departure Private Transfer:
Vilnius Airport Arrival Private Transfer:
Private transfer: Vilnius to Vilnius Airport (VNO):
Private transfer: Vilnius Airport (VNO) to Vilnius:
Private transfer from Vilnius to Riga or Riga International Airport:
Private transfer from Vilnius to Kaunas:
Private transfer Vilnius - Riga:
Private low cost transfer from Vilnius to Minsk:
Private Vilnius VNO Airport - Vilnius City Round-Trip Transfer:
Private Vilnius Airport Departure Transfer:
Private Vilnius Airport Arrival Transfer:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kemi
Also for Kemi, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Is it cheaper to fly into Vilnius or Kemi?
Prices for flights to both Kemi and Vilnius change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
Vilnius's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €7.78 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Sightseeing expenses in Kemi, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €23 per day, per person.
Typical Entertainment prices in Vilnius
Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Vilnius are as follows:
Tours and Activities in Vilnius
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Vilnius are as follows:
10-Day Self-Driving Tour to Baltic States:
2-Hour Segway Tours in Vilnius:
2-Night Amber Spa Experience in Vilnius:
3 Hour Vilnius Food Walking Tour:
3-Hour Vilnius Food Insider Walking Tour and Tastings:
6-Hour Trakai National Park Private Walking Tour from Vilnius:
8 Days Baltic Tour: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia:
9-Day Lithuania and Latvia Small-Group Tour from Vilnius:
Audio Tours to Curonian Spit UNESCO sand dunes:
Audio Tours to Geographical Center of Europe:
Audio Tours to Grutas Park Soviet Time Museum:
Audio Tours to Hill of Crosses:
Tours and Activities in Kemi
For Kemi, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Northern Lights Aurora Tour from Kemi:
Snow Adventure Day from Kemi:
Full-Day Tour of Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village:
Audio Guided Day Tour of Ranua Zoo with Entry Ticket and Lunch:
The average person spends about €5.10 on alcoholic beverages in Vilnius per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
Typically, people visiting Kemi spend on average €9.59 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typical Alcohol prices in Vilnius
Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Vilnius from other travelers:
Sample the Local Flavors in Vilnius
Also in Vilnius, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Vilnius and Kemi, we can see that Kemi is more expensive. And not only is Vilnius much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Vilnius would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Vilnius and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Kemi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kemi than you might in Vilnius.
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