Travel budget in Latvia

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Latvia: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 38 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.9 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 930* (532 LVL)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2180* (1232 LVL)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 94 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 18 per person

Total budget:

$ 3368* (1904 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 2019

Cost of living: Latvia VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Latvia in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Latvia in 2019 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
Riga 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Riga
Jurmala 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jurmala
Valmiera 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Valmiera
Tukums 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tukums
Jelgava 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Jelgava
Dobele 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Dobele

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Local prices in Latvia by expense type

Restaurant budget in Latvia

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Latvia costs 37% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 8.4/person
($ 6 to $ 11)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 24/person
($ 15 to $ 30)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6/person
($ 4.8 to $ 6)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.8 to $ 3.8)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.8)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.6/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 3.6)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Latvia

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Latvia costs 41% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 34 to $ 39)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 44 to $ 82)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 90/night
($ 44 to $ 271)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 106/night
($ 72 to $ 145)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 265/night
($ 145 to $ 471)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 48/month
($ 38 to $ 63)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 137/month
($ 65 to $ 299)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 186/month
($ 136 to $ 262)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 65/month
($ 52 to $ 79)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 164/month
($ 112 to $ 281)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Latvia

On average, the price of supermarket food in Latvia costs 45% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

19% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.4/kg
($ 6 to $ 9.6)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 7.2)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.4)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

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

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.5/kg
($ 6 to $ 11)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Latvia

On average, the price of transport in Latvia costs 18% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.4/ticket
($ 1.3 to $ 2.4)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 60/month
($ 36 to $ 60)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 1.6)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.4
($ 1.2 to $ 3)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 24/24hrs
($ 3.6 to $ 110)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Latvia

On average, the cost of housing in Latvia costs 43% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 201/month
($ 128 to $ 299)

21% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 20/month
($ 12 to $ 24)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 422/month
($ 239 to $ 598)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 304/month
($ 180 to $ 419)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 729/month
($ 419 to $ 1195)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 505/month
($ 299 to $ 717)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 42/month
($ 30 to $ 54)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 373/month
($ 228 to $ 598)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 13012/yr
($ 5975 to $ 17924)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Latvia

On average, budget for leisure activities in Latvia is 7% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9/ticket
($ 7.2 to $ 9.6)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 24/hr
($ 17 to $ 36)

44% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Latvia

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

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 70
($ 42 to $ 102)

43% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 39
($ 24 to $ 54)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 82
($ 60 to $ 108)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 103
($ 72 to $ 144)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

Edinburgh → Riga
Edinburgh → Riga
Edinburgh → Riga
$ 202
(fair price: $ 171)
Manchester → Riga
Manchester → Riga
Manchester → Riga
$ 165
(fair price: $ 132)
New York City → Riga
New York City → Riga
New York City → Riga
$ 667
(fair price: $ 572)
Los Angeles → Riga
Los Angeles  → Riga
Los Angeles  → Riga
$ 921
(fair price: $ 739)
Dublin → Riga
Dublin → Riga
Dublin → Riga
$ 193
(fair price: $ 152)
Toronto (Ontario) → Riga
Toronto (Ontario) → Riga
Toronto (Ontario) → Riga
$ 1014
(fair price: $ 832)
London → Riga
London → Riga
London → Riga
$ 128
(fair price: $ 114)

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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 13-09-2019.

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