Cost of living in Riga

Riga: on photoRiga is the capital of Latvia and the biggest metropolis in the Baltics. It is very beautiful city with many historical monuments and attractions.

Every year Riga is visited more than 1,500,000 people from Europe, Asia and America. In the city are many pubs and restaurants with many sorts of beer and traditional Latvian food.

Food in the markets are not expensive for tourists from western countries if you want to cook by yourself. Dinner for 2 persons in restaurant (cheap or mid-range) will be from 20 to 40 EUR. You will not have some problems to find good and cheap place to eat.

Food prices in markets or supermarkets in Riga

Name Price in EUR Price in USD
 Milk (1 l) 0.90 € 1.08 $
 White bread (400 g) 0.80 € 0.96 $
 White rice (1 kg)  1.30 € 1.56 $
 Eggs (12)  1.55 € 1.85 $
 Local cheese (1 kg)  5.50 € 6.58 $
 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 4.90 €  5.86 $
 Green apples (1 kg)  1.20 € 1.44 $
 Banana (1kg) 1.30 €  1.56 $
 Oranges (1 kg)  1.40 €  1.67 $
 Tomatoes (1 kg) 1.90 € 2.27 $
 Potato (1 kg)  0.55 € 0.66 $
 Salat (1 kg) 0.80 € 0.96 $
 Onion (1 kg)  0.55 € 0.66 $
 Mineral water (1,5 l)  0.65 € 0.78 $

Restaurants prices

Name Price in EUR Price in USD
 Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 6.90 € 8.26 $
 Meal for 2 persons (Mid-range Restaurant) 30.00 € 25.89 $
 Cappuccino (regular) 2.30 € 2.75 $
 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.95 € 1.14 $
 Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.60 € 0.72 $
 Big Mac meal 5.00 € 5.98 $
 Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 2.10 € 2.51 $
 Imported beer (0,33 l) 1.95 € 2.33 $

Transportation

Name Price in EUR Price in USD
Public transport (Monthly ticket) 50.00 € 59.82 $
Public transport (1 way ticket) 1.20 € 1.44 $
 Taxi Start 0.90 € 1.08 $
 Taxi (1 km) 0.50 € 0.60 $
 Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 8.00 € 9.57 $
 Gasoline (1 liter) 1.10 € 1.32 $
 Ferry from Stockholm to Riga 61.80 € 73.97 $

Hotels and hostels prices in Riga

Name Price in EUR Price in USD
 3 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 41.79 € 55.00 $
 4 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 75.22 € 90.00 $
 5 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 158.81 € 190.00 $

Rent apartments (for month)

Name Price in EUR Price in USD
 Apartment (1 bedroom) in Riga Centre 360.00 € 430.71 $
 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 250.00 € 299.10 $
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Riga Centre 650.00 € 777.60 $
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 480.00 € 574.20 $
 (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 45m2 Apartment 140.00 € 167.50 $

Other prices

Name Price in USD Price in EUR
 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.00 € 41.90 $
 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.00 € 21.50 $
 Internet (60 Mbps) 13.50 € 16.15 $
 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 65.00 € 77.70 $
 1 ticket to the movie 6.50 € 7.78 $
 Visit to private doctor 30.00 € 35.90 $
 Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the Riga 14.00 € 16.75 $
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