Cost of living in Riga (Latvia) in 2018

Riga 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.

Prices were updated: August 2018

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Estimated budget for 1 person$
FOOD
A loaf of bread (400 g)*27 pieces, Potato (1 kg)*8.4 kg, White rice (1 kg)*5 kg, Onion (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Salad (1 kg)*2.5 kg, Tomatoes (1 kg)*5 kg, Apples (kg)*3 kg, Bananas (kg)*3 kg, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*6 kg, Milk (1 l)*20 l, Local cheese (1 kg)*2 kg, Eggs (12) *4 pieces, Mineral water (1.5 l)*30 l
164.83$ 144.43
RENT
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre*1, Internet (60 Mbps)*1
315.15$ 276.15
Restaurants
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*4, Cappuccino (regular)*12, Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle)*10, Big Mac meal*4, Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l)*5, Wine (700 ml)*1
120.49$ 105.58
Transport
Public transport (Monthly pass)*1, Taxi Start*5, Taxi (1 km)*20
18.84$ 16.51
Personal care
Tube of toothpaste*1, Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)*1, Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)*1, Visit to private doctor*0.4
23.60$ 20.68
Entertaiment
1 ticket to the movie*3, 1 ticket to the theatre*1, Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult*1
81.00$ 70.98
For 1 day, cheap varriant, per day$
Hostel (for 1 person)*1 26.00$ 22.78
A loaf of bread (400 g)*1, Local cheese (1 kg)*0.1, Milk (1 l)*1, Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg)*0.3, Apples (kg)*0.3, Bananas (kg)*0.3, Potato (1 kg)*0.5, Eggs (12) *0.4 6.43$ 5.63
Public transport (1 way ticket)*4 240.00$ 210.30
For 1 day, mid-range varriant, per day$
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night)*1 55.00$ 48.19
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant)*3 24.78$ 21.71
Public transport (1 way ticket)*6 360.00$ 315.45
Food prices$
A loaf of bread (400 g) 0.96$ 0.84
Milk (1 l) 1.08$ 0.95
Eggs (12) 1.85$ 1.62
Local cheese (1 kg) 6.58$ 5.77
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 kg) 5.86$ 5.13
White rice (1 kg) 1.65$ 1.45
Onion (1 kg) 0.66$ 0.58
Salad (1 kg) 0.96$ 0.84
Potato (1 kg) 0.66$ 0.58
Tomatoes (1 kg) 2.27$ 1.99
Bananas (kg) 1.56$ 1.37
Apples (kg) 1.44$ 1.26
Mineral water (1.5 l) 0.78$ 0.68
Restaurants$
Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 8.26$ 7.24
Meal for 1 person (Mid-range Restaurant) 25.89$ 22.69
Cappuccino (regular) 2.75$ 2.41
Coke/Pepsi (330 ml bottle) 1.14$ 1.00
Water (330 ml bottle) 0.72$ 0.63
Big Mac meal 6.00$ 5.26
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23.00$ 20.15
Alcohol$
Bottle of beer (local, 0,5 l) 2.33$ 2.04
Imported beer (0,33 l) 2.51$ 2.20
Wine (700 ml) 7.40$ 6.48
Vodka, rum, brandy 11.70$ 10.25
Pack of cigarettes 2.36$ 2.07
Hotels and hostels$
Hostel (for 1 person) 26.00$ 22.78
Budget hotel, 2-3 stars (Room/Night) 55.00$ 48.19
Mid-Range Hotel, 4 stars (Room/Night) 90.00$ 78.86
Luxury Hotel, 5 stars (Room/Night) 190.00$ 166.49
Apartments for rent$
Apartment (1 bedroom) in Downtown 430.00$ 376.78
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 299.00$ 262.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Downtown 777.00$ 680.84
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 574.00$ 502.96
Internet (60 Mbps) 16.15$ 14.15
Transportation$
Public transport (1 way ticket) 60.00$ 52.57
Public transport (Monthly pass) 1.44$ 1.26
Taxi Start 1.08$ 0.95
Taxi (1 km) 0.60$ 0.53
Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 9.57$ 8.39
Petrol (gas) 1.32$ 1.16
Personal care$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.30$ 3.77
Tube of toothpaste 2.30$ 2.02
Visit to private doctor 36.00$ 31.54
Standard men’s haircut in expat area 8.80$ 7.71
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2.60$ 2.28
Entertainment$
1 ticket to the movie 8.00$ 7.01
1 ticket to the theatre 15.00$ 13.14
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.50$ 18.84
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.00$ 36.80
Other prices$
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 78.00$ 68.35
1 Summer Dress (Zara, H&M, ...) 102.00$ 89.38
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 93.00$ 81.49
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 133.00$ 116.54
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