ATMs are widespread and credit cards are accepted in most hotels. Cash is preferred for small purchases and at smaller-scale guesthouses.
Lithuania joined the Eurozone in January 2015, trading in its litas for the euro.
ATMs are ubiquitous in cities and towns, and even small villages are likely to have at least one. The majority accept Visa and MasterCard. You can change money at banks, though the easiest way to carry money is to bring a debit card, and withdraw cash as needed from an ATM.
Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted for goods and services. American Express cards may be accepted at larger hotels and restaurants, though they are not as widely recognised as other cards. It is worth carrying cash for small purchases (like museums and markets) and planning ahead if you're staying in small guesthouses, which are less likely to accept cards.
For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.
- Hotels Tipping is restricted to top-end establishments with room service and porters.
- Personal services Tip hairdressers and others around 10%.
- Restaurants Tip 10% to reward good service. Say ačiū (thank you) to show you aren't expecting change back. Even if you're paying by card, tip with cash.
- Taxis Drivers won’t expect a tip, but it’s common to round up or add a couple of euros for assistance with baggage.