Lithuania Demographics

What is the population of Lithuania?

Population 2,731,464
Population Growth Rate -0.28%
Urban Population 67.1%
Population in Major Urban Areas VILNIUS (capital) 546,000
Nationality Noun Lithuanian(s)
Nationality Adjective Lithuanian
Ethnic Groups Lithuanian 80.6%, Russian 8.7%, Polish 7%, Belarusian 1.6%, other 2.1%
Languages Spoken Lithuanian (official), Polish, Russian

Lithuania Health Information

What are the health conditions in Lithuania?

Contraceptive Prevalance Rate - female 15-49 62.9%
Contraceptive Prevalence - note note: percent of women aged 18-49
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 11.48
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 88.9%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 4.1%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 99.3%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 7%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 6.8
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 4.85
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 7.26
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 6.09
Major Infectious Diseases - degree of risk intermediate
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 8
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 26.6
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 27.6%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 1,200
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of total population unimproved 5.7%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 98.7%
Sanitation Facitlity Access - percent of rural population improved 85.4%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.28
Vectorborne Disease (s) tickborne encephalitis

Lithuania Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Lithuania?

Life Expectancy at Birth 75 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 70 Years
Median Age 40 Years
Median Age - female 43 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years

Lithuania Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Lithuania median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 9
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 11.48
Median Age 40 Years
Median Age - female 43 Years
Median Age - male 38 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -0.73
Population Growth Rate -0.28%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .89
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .89
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .53

Lithuania Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Lithuania?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care in Lithuania has improved, but medical facilities do not always meet Western standards. There are a few private clinics with medical supplies and services that nearly equal Western European or U.S. standards. Most medical supplies are now widely available, including disposable needles, anesthetics, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals; however, hospitals and clinics still suffer from a lack of equipment and resources. Lithuania has highly trained medical professionals, some of whom speak English, but their availability is decreasing as they leave for employment opportunities abroad. Depending on a patient’s condition, an appointment with a specialist may not be available for several weeks. Western-quality dental care can be obtained in major cities. Elderly travelers who require medical care may face difficulties. Most pharmaceuticals sold in Lithuania are from Europe; travelers will not necessarily find the same brands that they use in the United States. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation can cost thousands of dollars or more. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services, particularly if immigration status in Lithuania is unclear.

Tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease are widespread throughout the country. Those intending to visit parks or forested areas in Lithuania are urged to speak with their health care practitioners about immunization. Rabies is also increasingly prevalent in rural areas.

Lithuania Education

What is school like in Lithuania?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 5.4%
Literacy - female 99.6%
Literacy - male 99.7%
Literacy - total population 99.6%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 17 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 16 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 17 Years

Lithuania Literacy

Can people in Lithuania read?

Literacy - female 99.6%
Literacy - male 99.7%
Literacy - total population 99.6%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Lithuanian (official), Polish, Russian

Lithuania Crime

Is Lithuania a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Although Lithuania is relatively safe, both violent and non-violent crimes affecting tourists have occured throughout the country. You should maintain the same awareness and practice good personal security that you would in any U.S. metropolitan area. Large amounts of cash and expensive jewelry should be secured in a hotel safe or left at home. Common crimes against foreigners include pick-pocketing and thefts, so personal belongings should be well protected at all times. Thefts from cars and car thefts occur regularly. Valuables should not be left in plain sight in parked vehicles, as there have been increasing reports of car windows being smashed and items stolen. You should avoid walking alone at night or utilize a taxi service arranged by telephone. Isolated ATMs should be avoided after dark. Like in the United States., public inebriation should be avoided as criminals have been known to take advantage of drunken pedestrians. U.S. citizens have reported being robbed and/or scammed while intoxicated.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal to bring back into the United States, you may be breaking local law too.

Lithuania Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Lithuania, you are subject to its laws even if you are a U.S. citizen. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different than our own, and criminal penalties vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in Lithuania, but still illegal in the United States; for instance, you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or using or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Lithuania, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not.

If you break Lithuanian laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Lithuania are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. For more information about arrest procedures in Lithuania please visit the Embassy’s website. While most authorities will automatically notify the U.S. Embassy if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested, this might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the Embassy as soon as you are arrested or detained.

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