Prices Riga Republic of Latvia Prices

Riga


Overview of Republic of Latvia

We’ve listed real prices of hotels, food, tours and groceries in Republic of Latvia to give you an idea of what a daily travel cost might be.

Capital

Riga

Currency

Euro (EUR, €)

Population

67.1 million

GDP

$36.7 billion

GDP PER CAPITA, PPP

$32,986

Language

Latvian

Big Mac Index

4.58 (Euro area, 2021)

Inflation Index

+2.75%



Country Facts

Is Republic of Latvia safe?

Country ranks #34 out of 163 according to Global Peace Index 2021 produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)

Overall best countries in the world index

#62 in Best Countries Overall 2020; #55 out of 80 in 2019 by USnews&world report

Is tap water in Riga safe to drink?

Yes, tap water is safe to drink according to the “Rīgas Ūdens” United water quality control laboratory reports.


Riga

/ˈriːɡə/; Latvian: Rīga [ˈriːɡa]/

Facts Riga Republic of Latvia
Population 627 487
Time zone UTC+2 (EET); Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Currency Euro (EUR, €)
Airport Riga International Airport (Latvian: Starptautiskā lidosta “Rīga”; IATA: RIX, ICAO: EVRA)
Calling code +371 6


Hotel prices

Hotels

Hotel Prices in Riga

How much do hotels cost in Riga? You can book a luxury hotel room for 122 euro per night.

Three-star hotels ***

US$41 - 94 | €35 - 80

Four-star hotels ****

US$64 - 129 | €54 - 109

Five-star hotels *****

US$144 - 216 | €122 - 183

Hotel prices above are based on average rates for a Standard Room for 2 guests. After collecting the data from the top online travel agencies we have calculated the average cost of the room that varies depending on the season or major local events. Also, the rates may vary significantly depending on how far in advance you book and deals. Rates are often based on location and amenities, so the hotel prices we’ve listed are all well-rated hotels in the popular tourist areas of each city.


Riga City Tax

All hotel, hostel and other accommodation guests will pay a tourist tax at the amount of US$1.2 | €1 per person per night, but not more than US$11.8 | €10 for the whole stay in 2021.


Things to do in Riga & Prices

Things to Do

Things To Do in Riga

Here is our list of what to see and do in Riga for any budget.

House of the Black Heads

Prices:

  • Adult (age 7+) US$4.7 | €4
  • Student US$4.7 | €4
  • Child (age 0-6) Free

Riga Motor Museum

Prices:

(Tallink Club One card holders: 25% discount from entrance ticket price per person)

  • Adult (age 18-60) US$11.8 | €10
  • Student / Senior / Child (age 6-18) US$5.9 | €5
  • Child (age 0-5) free

Art Nouveau Museum

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18-60) US$5.9 | €5
  • Student / Senior / Child (age 7-17) US$3.5 | €3
  • Child (age 0-6) Free

Riga Zoo

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$5.9 | €5
  • Student US$4.1 | €3.5
  • Child (age 4-17) US$3.5 | €3
  • Child (age 0-3) Free

Panorama Riga Observation Deck

Prices:

  • Adult (age 12+) US$7.1 | €6
  • Child (age 0-11) Free

Riga Cathedral / Rigas Doms

Prices:

  • Per person US$5.9 | €5

Best of Riga Walking Tour – 3-4 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18-79) US$23.6 | €20
  • Youth (age 13-17) US$18.9 | €16
  • Child (age 0-12) Free

Food tasting tour at Riga Central market – 2 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18-79) US$31 | €26
  • Youth (age 13-17) US$17.7 | €15
  • Child (age 0-12) US$0 | €0.02

Riga River Boat Cruise – 1 hour

Prices:

  • Adult (age 18+) US$11.8 | €10
  • Student US$5.9 | €5
  • Child (age 9-17) US$5.9 | €5
  • Child (age 6-8) US$3.5 | €3

Free Attractions

Here’s our list of the best free places in Riga, including charming Old City cobbled streets and art nouveau architecture, KGB building with the grim cells and the execution chamber, and local food market to try rye bread, caviar, herring, and smoked eel.

  • Old City of Riga
  • Central Market
  • Riga Castle
  • Three Brothers Bulildings
  • KGB Building exhibition
  • Bremen Town Musicians statue
  • National Library of Latvia
  • Lielais Kristaps – Big Christopher Statue
  • Bremen Town Musicians statue
  • Kronvalda Park
  • Lucavsala recreational park
  • Vakarbulli Beach
  • Riga Free Walking Tours
  • Visit Sigulda (53km/33 miles) or Jurmala (25 km/16 miles)
Free attractions in Riga


Transportation in Riga

Transportation

Riga Transportation Prices

Here’s how to get around Riga with taxis, buses and electric scooters and how much it costs.

Taxi

City Taxi

You can hail a taxi in the street or book via app.

  • Initial charge US$1.2 - 3.5 | €0.99 - 3
  • Per km US$0.6 - 0.8 | €0.55 - 0.7
  • Per minute waiting US$0.2 - 0.2 | €0.18 - 0.2

Riga Airport – Riga City center: US$11.8 | €10

(We’d suggest that you ask about price before get in)

Uber

There is no Uber or Lyft in Riga at the moment, but you can use cheap Yandex.Taxi or Bolt services.

  • Initial charge US$0.8 | €0.7
  • Per km US$0.4 | €0.35
  • Per minute waiting US$0.2 | €0.15

Riga Airport – Riga City center: US$8.3 - 9.4 | €7 - 8


Bus, Tram & Trolleybus

You can buy tickets online, in ticket vending machines and from the drivers.

  • Sinlge Ticket (an one-hour ticket) US$2.7 | €2.3
  • 1-day Ticket (24 hours) US$5.9 | €5
  • 3-day Ticket US$11.8 | €10

Source: Rigassatiksme.lv

Flixbus in Riga

Ecolines and Lux Express are a few cheap intercity bus in Riga, Latvia.

  • Riga – Vilnius US$15.3 | €13
  • Riga – Tallinn US$13 | €11
Bus/Tram in Riga

Car Rental

Riga Airport.

September 2021. Midsize car.

  • 1 day US$42 - 78 | €36 - 66
  • 1 week US$189 - 350 | €160 - 297

Riga Gasoline prices (per liter):

  • 95 petrol (regular) US$1.3 | €1.08
  • Diesel/Gazoil (regular) US$1.1 | €0.96

City Bikes

The bike rental rates:

  • 3-hour US$3.5 | €3
  • 24-hour US$17.7 | €15

Electric Scooters

There are a few companies offering e-scooter rides in Riga: Bolt, ATOM, City Bee, and Fiqsy.

The fee for an electric scooter:

  • Fixed activation fee US$0.6 - 1.2 | €0.5 - 1
  • Per minute US$0.1 - 0.1 | €0.09 - 0.1


Restaurants in Riga

Restaurants

Riga restaurant and café prices

Find out how much a meal costs in Riga. A 5-course Tasting Menu for 55 euro?

Fine Dining

Vincents

Price Range: US$23.6 - 189 | €20 - 160

6-course Tasting Menu: US$83 - 124 | €70 - 105

Dome Fish Restaurant

Price range (per main meal): US$21.2 - 31 | €18 - 26

5-course Tasting Menu: US$65 | €55

Wine pairing: US$53 | €45

Rozengrals

Price range (per main meal): US$18.9 - 33 | €16 - 28

Bottle of wine: US$23.6 - 52 | €20 - 44


Mid-range Restaurant and Café Prices

Breakfast US$7.7 - 10.6 | €6.5 - 9
Set lunch menu US$8.3 - 13 | €7 - 11
Pasta US$8.3 - 10.6 | €7 - 9
Fish and chips US$11.6 | €9.8
Salads US$8.3 - 10.6 | €7 - 9
Soups US$7.1 - 8.3 | €6 - 7
Typical main meal US$11.8 - 28.3 | €10 - 24
Steak (300g) US$28.3 | €24

Dinner

(2 courses / per person)
US$35 - 41 | €30 - 35
Glass of wine(12 cl) US$6.5 - 7.1 | €5.5 - 6
Beer 50cl US$4.1 - 5.3 | €3.5 - 4.5
Aperol Spritz US$8.3 | €7
A piece of cake US$3.5 - 5.9 | €3 - 5
Coffee: Espresso US$2.4 | €2
Coffee: Cappuccino US$3.3 - 3.8 | €2.8 - 3.2


Fast Food Prices

Riga fast food restaurant chains are McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, KFC.

Riga McDonald’s Prices

  • Hamburger US$1.2 | €1
  • Cheeseburger US$1.2 | €1
  • Big Mac US$3.4 | €2.85
  • French fries (medium) US$1.8 | €1.55
  • Grilled Chicken Salad US$5.2 | €4.4
  • Double Espresso US$2.2 | €1.9
  • Cappuccino (normal) US$2 | €1.7
  • Coca Cola (normal) US$1.6 | €1.35
  • McFlurry US$2.4 | €2.05

Street food

  • Herring sandwich US$1.8 | €1.5
  • Salmon sandwich US$2.1 | €1.8
  • Hot dog US$1.5 | €1.3
  • Salmon& Cream Cheese Bagel US$6.5 | €5.5

Food and Drinks in Riga

Food & Drinks

Food & Drink Prices

Wondering how much groceries cost in Latvia? We have collected prices directly from the main Riga supermarkets.

Local foods: What to try & Prices

Local food in Riga
  • Pickled Baltic herring US$8.3 | €7
  • Beef/Ox tongue US$14.2 | €12
  • Latvia artisan cheese US$16.5 | €14
  • Potato pancakes from US$10.6 | €9
  • Meat dumplings US$14.2 | €12
  • Barley risotto US$9.4 | €8
  • Honey cake US$8 | €6.8
  • Slow-cooked calf cheeks US$22.4 | €19
  • Smoked eel / Kūpināta zuša fileja US$21.2 | €18
  • Grey peas with smoked bacon and sour cream US$9.4 | €8
  • Rye Bread pudding / Maizes zupa US$5.9 | €5
  • Riga Black Balm Original or Currant 4cl US$3.5 - 4.1 | €3 - 3.5
  • Rhubarb Sparkling wine US$15.3 | €13
  • Curd snack (Biezpiena sieriņš) US$0.4 | €0.37
  • Latvian Janu Cheese (kg) from US$8.8 | €7.49
  • Zefir candies US$1.9 | €1.65

Supermarket & grocery store prices

Main grocery store chains in Riga are Rimi, Sky, Maxima, Mego and Top.

Bakery
Rye Bread 1kgUS$2.5 | €2.15
Sliced loaf bread 500gUS$1.3 | €1.09
Meat
Beef 1kgUS$13 | €11
Beef Entrecote Steak 200gUS$6.1 | €5.19
Minced beef meat 450gUS$3.1 | €2.59
Pork loin chops 1kgUS$7.8 | €6.63
Chicken breast fillets 1kgUS$7.1 | €5.99
Fish
Fresh salmon/trout 1kgUS$12.7 | €10.79
Rainbow trout fillet 1kgUS$22.4 | €19
Atlantic mackerel 1kgUS$5.2 | €4.39
Smoked Salmon 100gUS$4.4 | €3.69
Pickled herring 400gUS$3.5 | €2.93
Trout caviar/roe 1kgUS$71 | €60
Pasta & Rice
Barilla Spaghetti 500gUS$1.8 | €1.51
Rice Basmati 1kgUS$4 | €3.39
Fruits
Pineapple 1kgUS$1.5 | €1.29
Mango 1 pieceUS$2.5 | €2.09
Apples 1 kgUS$2.1 | €1.79
Strawberry 500gUS$3.5 | €2.99
Banana 1kgUS$1.6 | €1.39
Vegetables
Zucchini 1 pieceUS$2.1 | €1.79
Tomatoes 1 kg US$2.7 | €2.29
Carrots 1 kgUS$1.1 | €0.96
Cucumber 1kgUS$2.2 | €1.89
Mixed leaf salad 100gUS$1.2 | €0.99
Potato 1 kgUS$1.4 | €1.21
Broccoli 1 pieceUS$2.1 | €1.79
Avocado 1 pieceUS$0.9 | €0.79
Eggs
Free-range eggs 10 piecesUS$2.6 | €2.19
Dairy
Milk 1lUS$0.8 | €0.65
Butter 200grUS$2.2 | €1.89
Yogurt Activia 4x120mlUS$2.3 | €1.95
Cheese
Brie 200gUS$3.5 | €2.99
Jānu cheese 1kgUS$8.8 | €7.49
Mozzarella ball 125gUS$1.2 | €1.05
Džiugas Mature Cheese 1kgUS$23.6 | €20
Sweets
Honey 500gUS$4.4 | €3.77
Nutella 350gUS$4.3 | €3.62
Peanut butter 250gUS$4.1 | €3.45
Bon Maman Strawberry Jam 370gUS$4 | €3.39
LINDT – EXCELLENCE Chocolate 70% cacao 100gUS$3.7 | €3.14
Laima Dark Chocolate 100gUS$2.2 | €1.83
Cereals
Nestle Cheerios 425gUS$4.1 | €3.45
Nestle Fitness 375gUS$3.9 | €3.29
Kellogg’s Coco Pops 375gUS$3.6 | €3.09
Chips
Pringles Chips Crisps 165gUS$2.9 | €2.49
Pizza
DR OETKER – RISTORANTE Pizza Mozzarella, frozen 350gUS$5.1 | €4.29
Ice Cream
HÄAGEN-DAZS Vanilla 460mlUS$9.4 | €7.99
MAGNUM Classic 6x55mlUS$7.5 | €6.39
BEN & JERRY’S Chocolate Fudge Brownie 465mlUS$9.4 | €7.99
Other
Almonds 150gUS$2.6 | €2.19
Extra Virgin Olive oil 1lUS$12.3 | €10.39
Sugar 1 kgUS$0.9 | €0.79
SandwichUS$1.7 - 2.7 | €1.4 - 2.3
Drinks
Bottled water 1.5lUS$0.8 | €0.68
Sparkling water 1.5lUS$0.5 | €0.44
PERRIER 75clUS$1.5 | €1.25
SAN PELLEGRINO 1lUS$1.5 | €1.25
DR PEPPER 1.4lUS$2 | €1.69
COCA COLA 1lUS$1.2 | €1.05
Fanta 2lUS$2.1 | €1.75
Orange juice 1lUS$1.6 | €1.39
Lavazza Rossa 250gUS$6.8 | €5.8
Nescafe Gold Instant coffee 200gUS$12.4 | €10.49
Illy Ground Coffee Espresso 250gUS$14.1 | €11.99
Nestle Dolce Gusto 16 capsulesUS$6.8 | €5.79
Lipton Green tea 25 tea bagsUS$2.2 | €1.85



Baby
Pampers Pants #4 52 Diapers NappiesUS$17.6 | €14.9
Pampers Pure Protection #1 35 Nappies/DiapersUS$12.4 | €10.5
Aptamil 2 Baby Milk Formula 800gUS$15.3 | €13.0
Baby food: Semper Lasagne 235gUS$2.3 | €1.95
Baby food: Hipp Fruit Puree 125gUS$1.3 | €1.1
Pet food
Friskies Cat Dry Food 1kgUS$3.3 | €2.84
Gourmet Cat Wet food 85gUS$0.7 | €0.59
Pedigree Adult dog food 2.6kgUS$8.7 | €7.39
Dog food: Pedigree wet food 100gUS$0.5 | €0.42
Household
A+ liquid detergent 2.2lUS$12.4 | €10.49
Zewa Deluxe 3ply Toilet paper 8 rollsUS$4.5 | €3.79


Alcohol
Absolut Vodka 40% 70clUS$15.7 | €13.29
Koskenkorva 70clUS$15.3 | €13.0
BALLANTINE’S Blended Scotch Whisky 70clUS$16.7 | €14.2
CHIVAS REGAL Whisky 12 years 70clUS$38 | €32.35
JOHNNIE WALKER Red Label Whiskey 70clUS$20.5 | €17.4
Jack Daniels Tennessee Blended Whicky 70clUS$25.2 | €21.4
Bombay Sapphire Gin 70clUS$26.3 | €22.3
Olmeca Altos Tequila Reposado 70clUS$24.6 | €20.85
Captain Morgan Spiced Gold rum 70clUS$17.2 | €14.6
Martini Bianco Vermouth 75clUS$11.6 | €9.85
Hennessy XO Cognac 70clUS$196 | €166.0
Martell VSOP Cognac 70clUS$53 | €45.0
APÉROL 15% 70clUS$17.7 | €15.0
Amarula Cream Liqueur 75clUS$17.2 | €14.55
BAILEY’S The Original 75clUS$19.4 | €16.45
Riga Black Balm Original 50clUS$15.3 | €13.0
Riga Currant Balm 1lUS$21.7 | €18.39
Red wine
J.P.Chenet Original Cabernet Syrah 75clUS$7.9 | €6.7
Zovo Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina 75clUS$34 | €29.0
Gran Castillo Family Res 75clUS$10.1 | €8.55
Les Mougeottes Pinot Noir Pays d’Oc 75clUS$12.6 | €10.7
Yellow Tail Shiraz 2018 75clUS$11 | €9.3
White wine
Monte Zovo Pinot Grigio 75clUS$14.2 | €12.0
Louis Jadot Chablis 75clUS$31 | €26.0
Ruppertsberger Gewürztraminer 75clUS$11.8 | €10.0
Jacobs Creek Riesling 75clUS$9.3 | €7.85
Rose Wine
Gallo White Zinfandel 75clUS$9.3 | €7.85
Calvet Rose D’anjou AOC 75clUS$10.6 | €9.0
Jacobs Creek Shiraz Rose 75clUS$10.2 | €8.65
Masi Rosa Dei Masi 75clUS$24.8 | €21.0
Champagne
MOËT & CHANDON Imperial Champagne, brut 75clUS$65 | €55.0
Nicolas Feuillatte Selection Brut 75clUS$47 | €40.0
Sparkling wine
Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Brut 75clUS$10.7 | €9.1
Mionetto Prosecco 75clUS$9 | €7.65
Martini Asti 75lUS$9 | €7.6
Beer & Cider
Guinness Draught 44clUS$2.9 | €2.45
HEINEKEN 50clUS$1.7 | €1.4
Tuborg 50clUS$1.3 | €1.12
Aldaris 1865 50clUS$1.1 | €0.92
Cēsu Premium 50clUS$1.1 | €0.95
Dārza Rhubarb Cider 50clUS$1.7 | €1.41
Kopparberg Wildberries CiderUS$2.9 | €2.44


Shopping in Riga

Shopping

Shopping & Services in Riga



How much does it cost to send a postcard from Riga, Republic of Latvia abroad?

All over the world

Prices: from US$1.6 - 1.8 | €1.35 - 1.5


Tobacco

A pack of 20 cigarettes (Winston, Camel, Chesterfield, LM, Pall Mall, etc.) costs US$4.2 - 4.6 | €3.55 - 3.9




Pharmacy prices in Riga

  • Nurofen Ibuprofen 200g 12 capsules – pain US$5.2 | €4.40
  • Paracetamol Grindeks 500mg 20 tablets – pain US$1.3 | €1.10
  • ASA Grindeks (Aspirin) 500mg 20 tablets – pain US$2.9 | €2.45
  • Otrivin Blocked Nose Spray 10ml US$5.7 | €4.80
  • Stepsils 24 lozenges – sore throat US$6.2 | €5.28
  • Claritine Allergy Tablets (loratadin) 10 tabl US$6.8 | €5.78
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10 tablets – allergy, hayfever US$6.8 | €5.80
  • Imodium 2mg 20 tablets – diarrhea US$8.9 | €7.57
  • Coldrex MaxGrip 10 sachets – cold and flu US$9.2 | €7.80
  • ACC Long 600mg 10 tablets – dry and tickly cough US$10.1 | €8.60
  • Rennie 24 tablets – heartburn, upset stomach US$3.2 | €2.68


Hair & Beauty Service Prices

  • Women haircut (wash, cut and blow-dry) US$31 - 34 | €26 - 29
  • Men haircut US$11.8 - 23.6 | €10 - 20
  • 60-minute massage US$71 | €60


Sales in Riga

Winter and summer sales in Riga, Latvia in 2021

Winter sales 2021: December 26, 2020 till late January 2021

Summer sales 2021: July till late July – early August





COVID-19 and Travel

Should I book a summer vacation to Riga, Latvia in 2021?

We do not recommend that you book flights even if plane ticket prices are down right now.

However, you can get a great deal on hotels for next summer, since the hotels are offering full refunds without penalties, so you can always cancel and change your travel plans last minute.

We would suggest that you book through the main booking engines such as Booking.com or Hotels.com and choose from the major hotel chains such as Hilton, Best Western, Accor, etc.

Make sure you reserve a hotel room without paying for it upfront and your credit card will not be charged.




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