Travel budget in Latvia

Latvia: calculate your travel budget

Latvia: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Latvia for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 40 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 963* (546 LVL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 73 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 9.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 2146* (1218 LVL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 95 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 3313* (1876 LVL)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Latvia in 2020

Cost of living: Latvia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Latvia in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Latvia by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Latvia compared to the national average.

Cities /Latvia View Details
Jurmala 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Jurmala
Riga 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Riga
Valmiera 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valmiera
Jelgava 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jelgava
Tukums 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tukums
Skrunda 11% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Skrunda

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Local prices in Latvia by expense type

Latvia: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Latvia costs 39% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8/person
($ 6 to $ 11)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 30)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6/person
($ 4.8 to $ 6.6)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 4.2)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Latvia: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Latvia costs 41% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 39 to $ 44)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 47 to $ 93)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 46 to $ 266)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 104/night
($ 77 to $ 149)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 254/night
($ 156 to $ 455)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 51/month
($ 38 to $ 67)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 163/month
($ 78 to $ 327)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 183/month
($ 134 to $ 256)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 66/month
($ 54 to $ 81)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 161/month
($ 112 to $ 261)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Latvia: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Latvia costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.4/kg
($ 6 to $ 9.6)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.9/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 7.2)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.6/kg
($ 6 to $ 12)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Latvia: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Latvia costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 60/month
($ 42 to $ 60)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

97% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.4 to $ 3)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
Car hire
Car hire
$ 24/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 110)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Latvia: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Latvia costs 42% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 201/month
($ 131 to $ 299)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 20/month
($ 12 to $ 24)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 420/month
($ 239 to $ 598)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 306/month
($ 180 to $ 419)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 743/month
($ 419 to $ 1195)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 530/month
($ 299 to $ 717)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 30 to $ 54)

4% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 382/month
($ 239 to $ 538)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14141/yr
($ 6023 to $ 19119)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Latvia: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Latvia is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.2/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 9.9)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 15 to $ 30)

43% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Latvia: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Latvia is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 4.2 to $ 4.8)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 36 to $ 108)

49% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 40
($ 24 to $ 60)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 60 to $ 108)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 102
($ 72 to $ 132)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

Edinburgh → Riga
Edinburgh → Riga
Edinburgh → Riga
$ 190
(fair price: $ 164)
Manchester → Riga
Manchester → Riga
Manchester → Riga
$ 163
(fair price: $ 131)
New York City → Riga
New York City → Riga
New York City → Riga
$ 658
(fair price: $ 561)
Los Angeles → Riga
Los Angeles  → Riga
Los Angeles  → Riga
$ 882
(fair price: $ 715)
Dublin → Riga
Dublin → Riga
Dublin → Riga
$ 186
(fair price: $ 146)
Toronto (Ontario) → Riga
Toronto (Ontario) → Riga
Toronto (Ontario) → Riga
$ 949
(fair price: $ 786)
London → Riga
London → Riga
London → Riga
$ 137
(fair price: $ 116)
Sydney → Riga
Sydney → Riga
Sydney → Riga
$ 1747
(fair price: $ 1437)
Montreal → Riga
Montreal → Riga
Montreal → Riga
$ 973
(fair price: $ 833)

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About the information on the cost of living in Latvia

The information about the cost of living in Latvia shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Latvia updated on 12-01-2020.

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